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Virus hid all files, now google and bing redirects.


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I was online a couple of days ago and clicked on a link, than a fake virus scan popped up. It ended up taking all of my files (pictures, videos, favorites) and hiding them. I didn’t know what to do to get rid of the virus so I just did a system restore on my computer and restored it back to factory. I lost all of my pictures and everything after that because now when I look under my hidden files they are no longer there, which I knew that would happen if I did a system restore. Anyways…I’m not worried about that. Now, when I click on a link on google or bing it redirects me to another page, usually a shopica page. I can go type in the web address in the main search bar though and it will come up. Also under my c files now I find some system files and was wondering what they are.They have Microsoft\CryptnetURLcache in them. How can I still have a virus if I did a full system restore? What do I do?

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Also, a popup keeps popping up saying that internet explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close.
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