Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/530742/after-windows-auto-updated-i-lost-the-path-to-my-desktop/ , moved to Win 8 forum - Hamluis.
System Restore is very tricky ... if you have some virus you can restore it too with this operation ... Suddenly updates is a smart trick used by malware to install themselvs into computers check carefully if the really come from Microsoft or some hacked - spoofed site ... if you have W 7 you can see all updates history somewhere in Action Center - Windows Updates
Gmer ... how do you deterrmine what site the updates came from? (I'm using win8, if it makes much of a difference.)
Edited by hamluis, 12 April 2014 - 11:33 AM.
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