I think I got infected with a trojan last night. The java icon suddenly appeared by the clock when visiting a web page which I assume to be the trojan 'loading'. Suddenly I had about 20 task bar icons all the same saying c drive cannot be read and brought up a suspicious spyware removal tool I havent installed. I managed to close the programme and all the tasks when I suddenly got a warning triangle by the clock and ram usage too high. There was also a suspicious programme running in task manager which started 7OB and various numbers.exe (this seems to have gone now though)
When I have started up my computer again my desktop is now only showing the 4 icons that come with xp, all the others that were on there have been deleted. When I click the start button the list of programmes has also gone. I can still access the internet and all of my installed programmes are still on the drive and work.
Is it a trojan or has my registry maybe been corrupted?
Many thanks, Kieran
EDIT: Ive just noticed all of my files appear to be hidden even on my external harddrives. Only a few were visible (mostly .exe files). I have turned on view hidden files and they are all still there. Also I tried using the search feature and I can now longer search through just 1 drive, only 'local hard drives'
Edited by wysiwyg2008, 22 November 2011 - 10:48 AM.