Three years ago, I was browsing online when suddenly my computer shut down. I took it to the computers guy at my school, and after a few days he gave it back saying the virus was gone but so were all my files. I then asked my tech-savvy roommate to take a look at it, and she discovered that all my files were hidden. She un-hid them all and the problem seemed to be fixed. However, soon after that I started noticing that every time I created and saved a Word document, another one would appear on my desktop with a slightly altered title in which the symbols ~$ replace the first two letters of the original title. The new document would be sort of transparent, which is what my hidden files looked like before they were fixed. As soon as I close my original document, the new one disappears from my desktop. Nothing else appears to be wrong, and when I run Microsoft Security Essentials it says that everything is fine, but these documents continue to appear. I am getting a new computer soon and I would like to transfer my files without transferring the virus if at all possible. Thanks so much. For reference I am using Windows 7 and Microsoft Word 2007 on a Dell laptop.