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Milkisscrewed

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I have a windows 7 os and recently had a computer crisis where all my files were being deleted, so I decided to use combofix to bring it to a sort of restore point. I've been getting this message now whenever I try to open a program or run an executable. Any advice would be helpful.
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i work in a computer store and i've used combo fix many times on hundreds of different computers. I've encountered this problem before and it has always been fixed by rebooting the machine. Even if Combo fix just rebooted and displayed a log on screen, you still might have to reboot again.
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Hi Milkisscrewed and sugarloaf_c ... :wave: ..:welcome:

recently had a computer crisis where all my files were being deleted

was it a piece of malware causing the file deletions
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in the last year or so i've worked on lots of computers where the files/folders had been set to 'hidden' (caused by malware). In just about all of those situations the customers came in saying that they believed everything had been deleted. You can check this by setting windows to show all hidden files and folders.

i use a free program called unhide.exe to correct this problem (it would be very time consuming to manually change the folders/files back, but that can be done too).

give the system a good scan with your favorite spyware/malware/virus program(s) in safe mode. Then you should be good to go.


*If everything really has been deleted i suggest going to a reputable computer fixit place. Ask about data recovery.

Hope this helps.
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