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My computer was infected with the windows xp recovery virus today. I ran malwarebytes, which detected the infection and removed it. I also ran system recovery tool to get my missing icons, etc., back. The only problem was that some files were still "hidden", so I just fixed that via the file properties window.

However, just getting online now I saw that I was still getting IE and Firefox redirect issues. For instance, doing a search for "windows xp recovery virus fixes" and clicking on the subsequent results will redirect me to various other sites. This leads me to believe that the virus wasn't completely cleaned and there are still remnants in the system. I also get redirects on links unrelated to viruse fixes.

I went to run Malwarebytes again only to find that the folder is there but the executable and other files are gone. I tried reinstalling and after installing half way, I get a "not allowed" message.

At this point what should/can I do to find out what's left and get rid of it all?

I'm running Windows XP


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Edited by Jack&Jill, 05 June 2011 - 09:22 AM.

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