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Desktop gone nuts

By zulanders
Dec 1, 2008
  1. i recently suffer something odd on my laptop:-

    1.) i can not hidden my hidden file nor my system file. even if i set in the folder option, it will revert back to show hidden file
    2.) all my *.doc file has been consider as system file by the o.s.
    3.) there is a file name HP inside my desktop which is look odd. every time i restart the o.s., the icon will change. when trying to access the file is say:-

    Compaq
    Recovery Partition
    Warning!

    This area of your hard drive
    (or partition) contains files used
    for your PC Recovery.

    Do not delete or alter these files.

    Any change to this partition could
    prevent any recovery later.

    however i think there is something wrong with the file.....

    i am using compaq cq40 laptop, vista o.s.

    i have run all the 8 step instruction and the attachment
     
  2. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    Unusual symptoms sometimes call for adapting existing methods with the expectation no harm will occur and perhaps this may improve the situation.

    Draft Draft Draft - developed from quoted message # 3 - Draft Draft Draft

    How to Hobble Trojans Causing Failures With Update, TaskMgr, Regedit, CMD

    Special Circumstances:
    If MBAM and SAS are not installed, ignore failures related to shortcuts & file renaming.


    Procedural Steps - Modified for this user

    1. Save download to desktop Download Here: -> View attachment 38050

    2. Rename file FIXIT.ZIP to FIXIT.EXE

    3. Vista only
      • Restart the computer in safe mode
      • Disable UAC (User Account Control) Reference: -> MS kb93317
        • Log on to Windows Vista as a user who has administrator rights and permissions. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
        • Click User 'Accounts and Family Safety', click User Accounts,
        • Click Turn User Account Control off.

        • Note In some versions of Windows Vista, User Accounts and Family Safety does not appear. In this case, click User Accounts, click User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

        • If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue. Click to clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box. Click OK.

        • When you are prompted, restart the computer in safe mode

    4. Double click FIXIT.EXE icon and choose 'Run' - Folder 'fixit' added to desktop

    5. Open folder - 'fixit'

    6. Dbl click executable Fixit.cmd
      • it must be allowed to run
      • answer any prompts.
      • Accept reboot of computer when it finishes

    7. Vista only
      • Restart the computer in safe mode
      • Enable UAC (User Account Control) Reference: -> MS kb93317
        • Log on to Windows Vista as a user who has administrator rights and permissions. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
        • Click User 'Accounts and Family Safety', click User Accounts,
        • Click Turn User Account Control on.

        • Note In some versions of Windows Vista, User Accounts and Family Safety does not appear. In this case, click User Accounts, click User Accounts, and then click Turn User Account Control on or off.

        • If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue. Click to clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box. Click OK.

        • When you are prompted, restart the computer in normal mode.

    8. Retained for record of other changes - Do Not Execute

      1. If not already installed, obtain MBAM & SAS with these stipulations:
          • 'copy of malwarebytes.exe' becomes 'mwbam.exe'
          • 'copy of SuperAntiSpyware.exe' becomes 'sas.exe'
      2. Special instructions for MBAM
        • Dbl click the runmbam icon

      3. MBAM Scans

      4. Special instructions for SAS
        • Dbl click the SAS icon.

      5. SAS Scans

      6. Report Results

    9. Clean up
      • Delete copies of the executables: MWBAM.exe, SAS.exe
      • Delete 'runmbam' and 'sas' shortcuts, then you may go back to the original shortcuts
      • Delete 'fixit' folder from the desktop
      • Delete log files: Malware, NotExist, Software.sav




    Technical Details:
    BFU script and batch files to:
    1. Rip out Antivirus 2009, delete many other known bad files
    2. Repair disabled Regedit, Taskmgr CMD etc.
    3. Defaults the HOSTS file
    4. Deeply cleans Temps both Windows and Internet
    5. Renames MBAM and SAS (actually copies to this name so we still have the original name also) and puts Shortcuts on Desktop
    Plus more.
     
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