Initial Problem: Facebook alerted me via facebook.com/checkpoint I had some type of virus and prompted use THEIR spyware removal software "McAfee"
My resolution: I chose to download Malwarebytes. Had trouble starting the program. When I clicked on it nothing happened. When I right-clicked on teh program to "Run As Administrator" again nothing happened. After getting frustrated I research on the net how to run in command prompt and I renamed the excutable from "mbam.exe" to "bmab.exe" and was able to run the file. Malwarebytes located the culprit to be 'funmoods' It asked to do a restart.
Current Problem: Upon restart, I had a number of command prompt windows load up .. around 30 or so. While it seemed like Windows had loaded I went on to try to start Google Chrome and another command prompt opened up. I tried using ATTRIB -H *.* /S /D The command ran with access denied. I then tried ATTRIB -S -H *.* /S /D Nothing happened. After calling a friend to google this issue, it appears the virus may have hidden my files and folders. I cannot use/start any program without the command prompt popping up. I tried to download unhider.exe via 'Computer' window and using the url field and a browser does up. When I download the file, it saved to some location (I'm guessing downloads folder), then prompts me to RUN the file. When I click RUN.. another command prompt window comes up with the following C:\Users\Mike\Downloads>
How do I get my files back? Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding. I'm sure frustrated .
*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*
Edited by Queen-Evie, 16 November 2012 - 09:13 AM.