All of my Desktop & Start Menu programs, GONE

July 25, 2011 at 08:28:46
Specs: windows Vista, 32bit
All of my Desktop & Start Menu programs have disappeared.

Windows Vista 32bit.

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July 25, 2011 at 09:22:42

Try the following:

Click on the following keys simultaneously: ‘Ctrl’ ‘Alt’ ‘Delete’
When Task Manager starts, go to the Processes tab
End ‘explorer.exe‘, if it is there

Now, click on the ‘File’ menu
Select: ‘New Task (Run...)’

When the ‘Create New Task’ prompt appears, into the Open field, type: explorer.exe
Press OK
After a minute or so, you should be back at your Desktop.

Now, to replace the shell in Vista:

Download shell.reg:

Save to the Desktop

Double-click on shell.reg

When asked to be merge the data, please allow it.

Any progress?

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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July 25, 2011 at 09:51:36
Hey aaflac44,

That procedure didn't restore any of my icons.

Any other ideas?

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July 25, 2011 at 13:56:52
A little update upon further inspection.. The entire C: drive is empty. Nothing is showing in the C, desktop & start>all programs is empty.

This thing is in need of some serious help.

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July 25, 2011 at 19:45:54
ok I got my icons back by using the Unhide.exe software from bleepingcomputer...

my AntiVir Guard is showing "TR/Jorik.Fraud.afk"

looking for a way to remove this.

malwarebytes was unsuccessful with detecting.

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