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A virus popped on my computer last night. I was not able to access any of my files or anything. I went to my control panel and did a system restore from an update a few hours ago. I turned on my computer and everything seems to be fine, my programs are there but my files are not. I googled some of my symptoms and saw that it was a fake Windows Vista Recovery virus. When I clicked on my library everything is gone. There is not an expand button nor is there the option to click on Pictures, Documents, Music or Videos. Some websites are saying the files are hidden but I know little about computers and have no idea how to get my files back if they are there.
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Hi there lets get the files and folders back first and then see what else is resident on your computer

Download RogueKiller to your desktop

  • Quit all running programs
  • run RogueKiller.exe
  • When prompted, type 2 and press enter
  • The RKreport[1].txt shall be generated next to the executable.
  • Press a key to continue
  • When prompted, type 6 and press enter
  • The RKreport[2].txt shall be generated next to the executable.
  • Press a key to continue
  • When prompted, type 0 and press enter to quit
  • If the program is blocked, do not hesitate to try several times. If it really does not work (it could happen), rename it to winlogon.exe
Please post the contents of the RKreport text files in your next Reply.


Download OTL to your Desktop
  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Select All Users
  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NetBT /s
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NetBIOS /s
    hklm\software\clients\startmenuinternet|command /rs
    hklm\software\clients\startmenuinternet|command /64 /rs
    C:\Windows\assembly\tmp\U\*.* /s
  • Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Post both logs


Download aswMBR.exe ( 1.8mb ) to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan

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On completion of the scan click save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply

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