Recently a friend of mine asked to take some movies off of my external harddrive, when he returned it to me I noticed an"internet explorer" icon on my desktop, over time several other foreign icons appeared on my desktop. I tried to locate the source and it seems to be inside my internetexplorer.exe, but it will not let me delete it or give myself permission to delete. Only the "trustedinstaller". As I said, I am unable to give myself or change permission. It has also blocked me from being able to condut a system restore.
Also, in my external harddrive from time to time a tempoary file pops up, but after several seconds will again hide itself, then later reappear under a different name. I also did an AVG scan which deleted all of my pictures, music, and movies from my external harddrive. Horrified, I quickly recovered the files, although AVG still detects these files to be infected. I am now moving the files from my external hardrive to my laptop to format and restore my external harddrive. I do think that the files will still be infected either way.
Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated, I dont know really what else to do short of wiping everything clean. I would prefer not to lose all my pictures if possible. They hold great value to me.
Attached are 2 photos, the first is of the desktop icons and the second is of the temp file which shows in my external harddrive and now the folder when I moved the files to my laptop.
Thank you for your time and help.
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