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Windows 7: Used Revouninstaller to uninstall malware, Start menu rearranged.


30 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Used Revouninstaller to uninstall malware, Start menu rearranged.

Operating System: Windows 7
Computer: Dell
Okay, for some strange reason (and Iíve been doing system restore points trying to figure when it started but its like this all throughout), my start menu is all ****ed up. It doesnít list my programs, and what is there is only half listed.
My sims, Microsoft Office, iTunes, etc. is not there.
Like, Paint isnít even listed in accessories. Just notepad. BUT they show up on my control panel/remove add programs list just fine. Any desktop shortcuts work fine.


Screenshot:



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30 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Try this since it was a malware problem.
Unhide.exe - A introduction as to what this program does

Are you sure that your PC is clean?

You can run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware & SuperAntispyware to see if they'll find anything. In my sig below.
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30 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums.

Try this since it was a malware problem.
Unhide.exe - A introduction as to what this program does

Are you sure that your PC is clean?

You can run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware & SuperAntispyware to see if they'll find anything. In my sig below.
I have ran them, and CCLeaner. Everything is clean, I just don't quite know what happened. Codec-C was removed successfully and everything.
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30 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Looks like it takes special removal tools for Codec-c.

Nasty Codec-C Virus
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30 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
Looks like it takes special removal tools for Codec-c.

Nasty Codec-C Virus
I did remove it, it was with Revouninstaller.
It wasn't until I used revouninstaller that these shenanigans with my start menu started.
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30 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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30 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
Tried that. Strangely all my old versions say it was like this from the beginning!
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30 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Also, just found this out, but apparently it may have been an error with an update issues from Windows? I actually DID update just two days ago.
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03 May 2012   #9

Windows 8 Remix
 
 

Right click the start button, go to properties. Click the "customize" button, play around with that.
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04 May 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Deverton,
Never use Revo Uninstaller to remove malware.
Use Windows Defender Offline.

Since you may still have malware on your computer,
Run WDO, Windows Defender Offline. Please use the link in my signature.

Run a full scan of all drives. This will take some time, but you will then have a system free of any and all malware.

Here is the procedure I use:
HOW TO USE WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE ON A USB STICK
Windows Defender Offline
is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.
performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 764 kB)

You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.


INSTALLATION:
You will need an Internet Connection.
Insert 512 mB (Microsoft’s 256 mB is no longer accurate) or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
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The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB.
The install program will name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
The WDO_Media32 usb stick will have used space of 255 mB (268,140,544 bytes)
The WDO_Media64 usb stick will have used space of 282 mB (296,165,376 bytes)
You can expect the number of mB to increase as more malware appears.

UPDATE Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
reinsert the usb stick
run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
the update will download about 66 mB (mssstool32.exe) and 68 mB (mssstool64.exe).

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

PERFORM AN OFFLINE SCAN
Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.


RESULTS OF THE SCAN
The results will be in:
\Windows\Windows Defender Offline\Support,
file name format is MPLOG- as one or more files with a TXT extension which can be viewed with Notepad.
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