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Hi, I was wondering if somebody could help me? I've lost my IE tool and menu bars. It happened last night after I installed Internet Explorer 8 and restarted my computer (as recommended). I orginally also lost my IE 7, but did a System Restore (in safe mode) to a restore point that was just prior to installing IE 8.

Thankfully, I got back my IE 7 but minus the tool bar, menu, file, bookmarks, etc. I also can't right click to cut or paste or download anything from the internet (not even OTL) to help me give you a log of what's happening with my system. I have Window XP. I tried to reinstall components from my XP CD, but it stopped when an auu ? file was missing so installation had to cancel..(sorry.. :) .I forgot to make a note of the file name. The only thing I didn't make a note of)

A little history of the past 2 days: After I found out my computer had a worm.win32.netsky. I used AVG & SpywareDoctor and kept getting the dreaded discolored desktop background and warning sign consistant with posts I read on here.
After countless reading of your forums, I followed your advice from the Malworm and Spyware Cleaning Guide.
So, yesterday I downloaded & used: TFC, ERUNT and MBAM (to prevent posting a question/topic on here) and my computer was working fine.

Thinking everything was good, I then Proceeded to install Spyware blaster, Online Armor, and AntiVir. (after I uninstalled my AVG, I decided to try Antivir. My first choice was Avast, but it was very bulky, and slowing my system down so I uninstalled it)

It wasn't until I tried to install the IE 8(last night) that I found my IE 7 couldn't be open no matter how I tried to do it. I couldn't even find it in my system folders. As I stated previously, System Restore was the only way to get back my IE 7 (although now with the problems I'm posting about)

Today, I did a system scan using the Free Version of RegCure (I already had it saved) and it found no malworms, but over 2,000 threats to my Registry. Should I buy RegCure to get rid of the rest?

I would hate to have to re-install my OS system as it was originally installed in Jan 2004, but I fear I may have to if I exhaust all other avenues.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Edited by cakers, 10 January 2010 - 03:02 PM.

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Today, I did a system scan using the Free Version of RegCure (I already had it saved) and it found no malworms, but over 2,000 threats to my Registry. Should I buy RegCure to get rid of the rest?

Absolutely not and forget about any registry tools.

I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Hi Broni

Thanks for responding so fast. I will follow your advice before posting again.

Have a great day! :)
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