virus removed pictures

October 10, 2011 at 04:12:21
Specs: Windows 7
a virus removed all my pictures, however when i send link to my recycle bin it is huge, does this mean my pitures still exist but a hidden, where are they? can i get them back?

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#1
October 10, 2011 at 08:27:33
wressle,

Did you take action to get rid of the virus?

The files may be in hidden mode. To change their status:

How to show hidden files in Windows 7
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...

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#2
October 10, 2011 at 09:35:48
I have found the pics but i'm not convinced the virus is gone,

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#3
October 10, 2011 at 10:16:58
wressle,

Were you able to find the poctures after changing the settings outlined in the link provided?

On the virus, please do the following:

download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyt...

Right-click mbam-setup.exe and select: Run as Administrator

Follow the prompts to install the program.

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.

Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the Scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click the 'Remove Selected' button to get rid of the malware.

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

>>Please post the 'Malwarebytes log' in your reply.<<

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