My Start Menu>Programs is also 99% gone. Also tried to run System Restore and got "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart..." etc etc. I have tried the "SR" reinstall fix and it was not able to find the required files. I also read that if I reinstall it, I'll lose my backup checkpoints, which would kind of be pointless.
I have run Spybot, Antimalware, Adaware, and HitmanPro. Each of which found things others didn't. I have done a few regedit "fixes" that led to nothing too. I have tried doing all the above in safe mode as well, to no avail. I'm not sure if I have one problem, or multiples.
Sorry for being so vague, but I'm a noob.
So far I went into My Computer Settings and enabled "show hidden folders" and I can maneuver around that way for now. I also did a hijackthis log, but i know I'm not supposed to post it here. I also don't know the names of the malware I have.
Let me know if there is any other info missing that would be of help.
Oh and I'm running XP home
Edited by pacunning, 09 May 2012 - 02:03 AM.