I'm running windows 7 and the problem I have is that a lot of my desktop icons have disappeared (it appears to be mainly program related ones as music folders etc are still there) along with my start menu and quick launch icons. It also appears that the program folders in the "All Programs" list are empty. Now I know all the files are still there on my computer but I'd like to know if it's possible to ge these missing items restored? I've run Malwarebytes but it didn't seem to find anything related, could my computer still be infected?
I read up a bit about this before I decided to post here and noticed some suggestions about a folder named SMTMP where the missing shortcuts would be but that folder doesn't exist on my computer. I've ran Unhide and that didn't retrieve anything for me either.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Edit: Pretty sure it's still infected as I got a notepad file from Unhide which when I tried to delete it it said "The action cannot be completed because the file is open in Unhides files made hidden by FakeHDD Rogues"
Edited by Moiph85, 02 January 2015 - 12:08 AM.