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samiamnurnot

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I can't do anything in my machine, because there are no icons, no start button, no task bar, NOTHING. Wallpaper is there, and cursor is there - that's it. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

--sam :)
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yevgenievich

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Try booting in safe mode by pressinng F8 when computer starts up and selecting safe mode. And see if same happens in safe mode. you might have a spyware infection. I think it's vundu variant that likes to hide explorer. When booted up normally and looking at the wallpaper try hitting cntrl-alt-delete to get the task manager to show up. Then in programs click on start new precess and type in "explorer.exe". See if it actually shows your icons and stuff and it stays there or it keeps trying to hide everything again

Edited by yevgenievich, 15 December 2008 - 10:25 AM.

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Rorschach112

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Please go to the malware forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.
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