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October 21, 2010 at 05:37:08
Specs: Windows XP, Intel(R)CoreTM2Quad/3 GB
And my desktop options are gone after removing the virus win32/induc with Eset and Stardock with HiJackThis.

What to do?


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#1
October 21, 2010 at 07:47:00
Stardock is software. Using HJT you should always google something before removing it. It is a powerful program and in the wrong hands can do lots of harm to your PC.
You may consider doing a repair install:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...

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#2
October 22, 2010 at 05:22:50
I was not able to uninstall Stardock which acted strangely after the virus attack and that is why I removed it with HiJackThis.
But after that I realized that I had lost the desktop options.
I have resolved the proplem by restoring the system setting the date to 1 day before the virus attack.
I have scanned my system again with Malwarebytes Antimalware and Eset and the PC should now present itself clean.
Well done as I'm a 54 year old housewife!!!! :-)
Thank you for your respond! Best regards!

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#3
October 22, 2010 at 05:49:08
You did a good job, but hey, age doesn't mean anything. Most any thing can be done after a little research.

Just remember, if you can't uninstall a program using it's uninstaller or even add/remove, use revo uninstaller, it will help remove all the components safely.

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#4
October 23, 2010 at 06:52:32
Thank you very much - I will download the Revo Uninstaller immediately because I'm not able to uninstall it Avira Antivir neither with its uninstaller nor from the control panel.
I would like to install Kaspersky instead as I have had bad experiences with Avira - false positives and then lately no protection against a virus attacks.

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#5
October 23, 2010 at 09:30:26
Instead of Kaspersky, I would recommend Avast Free...totally free and no scheduled scans, plus it auto updates daily
http://www.filehippo.com/download_a...
I have been using Avast for almost 10 years now

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#6
October 25, 2010 at 01:08:43
Thank you so much! I will go and get Avast then!
I have had Norton ( payed ), Eset Nod ( payed ) , AVG free ( lots of false potives ), Avira ( lots of false positives ) so now I would like one I can "trust" also if I have to pay for it.
The last virus I got searching seafood prices on an Italian homepage!!!
I have been navigating in internet since 1998 but now it is almost impossible to manage out here! :-)

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