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folders to shortcuts virus

folders to shortcuts virus

Postby mido.813 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:20 am

I gave my usb flash memory to a friend
this friend downloaded a program which supposed to clean his computer
it was a virus which changed all his folders to shortcuts
when I took the usb flash memory and connected it
I found all the folders ON IT are shortcuts (not the folders on my computer)
then I found my avira real time protection service stopped working (Note: my folders didn't became shortcuts)
next I couldn't show any official anti-virus site
after that the internet connection wasn't working anymore
when I restarted the computer the internet connection worked
except the avira 2012 so I removed it
and tried to install nod32 (failed)
also to install bitdefender (failed)
and I had a problem in my movies folder there was a a movie folder inside it without the folder icon when I drag to it the windows explorer restarts
so I deleted all the movies :(
oh I forgot I also found the empty space in the C drive decreased
what can I do to install a good antivirus and clean my usb flash memory??
I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby yeshuas » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:00 pm

try booting into safemode with networking and installing or running nod32 online version
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby yeshuas » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:13 pm

another thing to try is seeing if active desktop is enabled and disable it
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby mido.813 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:55 pm

it tells me to download the offline installer while the windows installer service don't start in the save mode.
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby mido.813 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:04 pm

how to see if active desktop is enabled and disable it?? :-D
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby yeshuas » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:14 pm

mido.813 wrote:how to see if active desktop is enabled and disable it?? :-D

right click on desktop, you should get a menu, active desktop choice should show up there
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby mido.813 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:24 pm

there is no something like this :(
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby yeshuas » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:04 pm

it may be in one of the sub menues,
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby mido.813 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:30 pm

I don't think so, those menus in arabic(language) is the intel vga options
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Re: folders to shortcuts virus

Postby yeshuas » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:41 pm

Sorry I was trying to help you from my phone earlier so I had no way of looking at a computer screen to see if there was anything in the sub menues which apparently there isn't.

See if there is anything in your registry when you navigate to this location

1.Go to Run and type regedit
2.Now navigate to this path – HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components
3.You would find a key named DeskHtmlVersion
4.Right click the key and select Modify
5.Under the label Base, select the radio button Decimal
6.Change Value data to 0
7.Click OK


"This is just a shot and it may not be there that is the key may not exist in your registry"

By the way have your tried to do a system restore, that would at least restore your computer at least
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