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Windows 7: I booted up my computer and now tons of files/notepads/icon deleted!!!

13 Jul 2014   #1

windows 7 64 bit
I booted up my computer and now tons of files/notepads/icon deleted!!!

So I turn on my computer this morning and all the files on my desktop are now deleted! a ton of icons for games are gone to same with notepads. My downloads folder is now empty, my desktop background is back to windows 7 default and settings are changed because when I drag a window it doesn't drag the image with it it just shows a box that's outlined with the opposite colour of what's behind the box.

Thanks in advance for the help

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2014   #2


Run a full scan with Malwarebytes from safe Mode if necessary. Post back what is found. If blocked switch to disinfection steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start .

Try a System Restore to a point before this occurred. You may be in a a temporary profile. Did it say Setting Up Desktop just before it opened? Again, switch to System Recovery Options from disk if Win7 won't cooperate. Run a few Startup Repairs if System Restore won't work.

Next run SFC /SCANNOW Command if necessary from boot disk

Report back results.

If you confirm Hidden Files infection by googling the results of malware scans, post it up in our Security forums for customized help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2014   #3

windows 7 64 bit

I tried a system restore to about a month back and it worked perfectly all the files are back and problems are gone thanks alot!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Jul 2014   #4


Now run a full scan with Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware to make sure you're still clean and the infection wasn't restored too.
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