|Pretty well Yes to everything.|
"If so... then what?"
Please copy & paste instructions into a text file, print steps & info. You will need them, as they are hard to remember, for when you are offline.
Note: Is your important stuff backed up, including your emails & address book. Anything can happen, during the clean up.
The badies are always ahead of the goodies, be aware, this can be a very long process, involving many different tools to clean up an infected comp.
As we dismantle the infection bit by bit, that may allow the repeat use of programs, which may in turn pick up more.
Removal of infected parts of the system, may cause other parts to stop working, such as your Internet connection or Services. These we then, have to repair later.
If any program won't run ( due to the infection ) let me know.
Copy & Paste the contents of the log/logs after running each program.
Lets have a look with some specialized software.
1: Download & run Unhide
A introduction as to what this program does.
For those of you who no longer have the %Temp%\Smtmp folder, you will not be able to use Unhide to restore your Start Menu items. With this in mind, I have created some scripts to restore the default Start Menu for specific versions of Windows that I have access to. You can view the available versions below. I will be adding more as time goes on.
Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run, it does take some time, be patient. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.
When Unhide is complete, it will create a logfile on the Windows Desktop called Unhide.txt. Let me know if it dosn't produce a log please.
3: Run Hitman Pro, then Copy & Paste the contents of the log please.
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