Black Background and no Icons/shortcuts/pictu [Closed]

crazybrain101 1 Posts Thursday August 2, 2012Registration date August 2, 2012 Last seen - Aug 2, 2012 at 03:57 PM - Latest reply: Ambucias 51065 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus April 19, 2018 Last seen
- Aug 3, 2012 at 05:26 PM
My computer the other day came up with a bunch of errors and next thing i know the wallpaper is black, the icons are gone. the tool bar and start menu is still there. when you click on it and try to go to my documents there is nothing in there.
At the end of the string of errors it came up with a Registry Fix run.
So far i have tried using malwarebyte in safe mode and i got some icons back using the SHOW Hidden Files.
However, my background is still black and majority of my icons/shortcuts are still not there. Please help.
<edit: I found out it was a FAKE HDD ROUGE if that helps any>

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Ambucias 51065 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus April 19, 2018 Last seen - Aug 3, 2012 at 05:26 PM

I have looked at you report and it seems that you may have been infected by a rogue trojan horse which disabled your malware protection.

Please follow the following procedure carefully and to the letter.

You have a rogue virus Trojan Horse which is self protective, thus it will prevent any antivirus from fonctionning.

You must kill the evil processes which the virus is presently running amd preventing you from running any antivirus. If you don't it will keep reproducing the files for ever.

To kill the processes:

1. Download to your desktop and run Rogue Kill:

2. You should now see a window that shows all of your desktop icons, including the program.

3. Double-click on the in order to automatically attempt to stop any processes associated with the Rogue programs. Please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and ends them. When it has finished, the black window will automatically close and you can continue with the next step.

If you get a message that rkill is an infection, do not be concerned. This message is just a fake warning given by the Horse when it terminates programs that may potentially remove it. If you run into these infections warnings that close Rkill, a trick is to leave the warning on the screen and then run Rkill again. By not closing the warning, this typically will allow you to bypass the malware trying to protect itself so that rkill can terminate the processes . So, please try running Rkill until malware is no longer running.

As a matter of a fact, if you get messages, it is a sign that the virus is agonizing with excrutiating pain, so you can just grin while it is suffering!:)))

Please, DO NOT REBOOT your computer or the processes will come back to haunt you!

Download to your desktop Malwarebyte.

Once on your desktop, we must still outwit the virus.

Right click on the MBAM icon and click on rename. Rename it kioskea.exe.

Install Malwarebyte and launch it. From the second tab, update it.

Pretty please, request a FULL system scan which should take more than hour. Once the scan is finish, delete all of item that were found.

It is very important that you let Malwarebyte run for as long as it takes, in some cases the creators of Malwarebyte suggest that you go do something like watch a rerun of "Gone with the Wind" or read Tolstoy's "War and Peace".

Once your computer is clean and working normally just to be on the safe side
*Turn off system restore and wait 30 seconds,
*Turn it back on and create a new restore point.

This way it gets rid of anything bad that might have gotten saved in a restore point and you have a clean restore point to use in the near future if needed.
Do not turn it off until your computer is clean and working normally because you might need to use it if something goes wrong during the clean-up process.
It is better to go back to an infected restore point if something goes wrong then to not be able to undo changes that were damaging.

(Malwarebyte may reboot your computer, don't be alarmed. Should it happened, relaunch Malwarebyte to complete the FULL scan)

Once all this is completed, I always suggest to delete Malwarebyte as some people have reported that it may interfere with other antivirus applications.

Please let us know about the results or I may throw a curse on your system which will cause to bark all the time.:)))

Best regards