My taskbar it coul not be seen and the Start service doesn't work
My windows has a malware that distroyed partaially!The Start doesn't work. My Windows XP Home edition was updated, to Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234 (Service Pack 3).Now I erased some programs with malware or spy (!) and now I can open or close the Program. I haven.t anymore my Internet installed (Klicknet by romtelecom)with Modem Thompson speedtouch 330. Before it worked very well, until some spy enter in my computer (some APP Hungarische). What to do. The repair system doesn't work (with the CD and R taste) and also the Recovery Console. Thank you if you should help me and tell me how to do to restore my computer. I think that I erased something together with the malware.
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Re: My taskbar it coul not be seen and the Start service...
Did you do a System Restore? You can do it easily by going to safe mode. First do that. Restore the PC to an earlier day. Download one of these and scan your machine. Bitdefender OL Scanner Kaspersky OL Scanner. These are currently the best AV suites. Or you can get a free trial and scan the machine. Do a Disk Cleanup also. These are the keys of the registry which caused the thing. The problem of your system is related to Windows Explorer. Are you able to get the task manager? Can u see hidden System Files and folders? (By going to My Computer and tools->folder options->View->Hidden Protected OS files(recommended)->Remove the tick->Apply->OK), such as System Volume folder in the root drive? If you can't, still the virus is there. You can connect us for further details and support. Please rate the answer if it helps you to sole your problem. Its a pleasure to help you. Thanks. Good Luck. :)
Re: My taskbar it coul not be seen and the Start service...
Sorry to hear about that. You could perhaps fix it using Spybot S&D (from http://security.kolla.de) and poking around in the registry to restore your lost functionality, but in my long experience of doing this you will be FAR better off biting the bullet, splashing out on a new hard drive, putting a fresh copy of Windows on, then installing your old drive as a secondary disk and pulling off any data you want to preserve. Then you can format the old disk and use it for additional storage, scratch disk, whatever. Your computer will be rejuvenated - it's amazing what a performance gain a new drive will give you.
This is probably not the advice you wanted to hear, but trust me, you'll save yourself an enormous amount of time and trouble if you take it.
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Sorry to hear you're having issues with your computer :(
If you truly suspect it to be malware, follow these steps in order to reboot your computer in safe-mode so that you may be able to run your anti-virus scans without being restricted from doing so by the malware.
Control What Runs in the BackgroundCaveatAn absolutely essential prerequisite is the absence of malware and adware. Unless a machine is free of these pests, there is no point in discussing other performance topics. Also, make no system changes unless you know how to undo themWhat background processes areThe computer is always carrying out processes that are not visible as programs on the Desktop or the Taskbar. They come both from application software and from Windows. They are not overtly obvious and are said to run in the background. Many of them are essential functions but some may be useless (or even harmful if malware is involved).The problemThe typical home PC today is likely to be stuffed with background programs and services. Windows XP is quite good at handling a lot of simultaneous processes but too many can consume enough resources to noticeably affect system performance. Also, some programs are poorly written or consume so many resources (Norton SystemWorks comes to mind) that by themselves they create a problem.Where unnecessary background processes come fromThere are several sources.
It is all too common for software companies to pile on a lot of unnecessary features that load into the background at startup.
Even Windows XP has a default configuration that loads a lot of services that typical home users do not need or use.
In today's climate a substantial amount of protection against malware and crackers is required. This involves several programs running in the background. These programs are often resource-intensive and require careful configuration. They may conflict with one another if default settings are used. For example, it is easy to end up with three different programs checking your email attachments. Personally, I prevent a lot of functions from running automatically and instead use a regularly scheduled manual routine.
SolutionsAs mentioned on the previous page, the measures to take are covered in great detail on pages elsewhere on this site. How to use the Windows System Configuration Utility (Msconfig) and the Services Console to control both programs and services is discussed. There is also some excellent freeware to help manage what runs in the background and one program, WinPatrol, is evaluated here. Below is a table showing examples of some services that might be unnecessary. Others are given in the references above.
Some Candidates for Unnecessary Services
Keeps track of the other computers on your network
Error Reporting Service
Reports failures of applications directly to Microsoft
Fast User Switching
To switch to other users on the same system without logging off
Creates a searchable database of hard drive
To send text popup messages to computers on the network
For remote connection to the Registry
Allows users to connect to the computer with remote desktop
Wireless Zero Configuration
Configures wireless 802.11 devices
Configure Windows XPSome basic tweaks that help performance are discussed on another page in a previous article. Many tweaks are given in the references listed there and in the previous page. Some examples are:
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After the ThinkPoint screen loads push the command CTRL+ALT+DELETE quickly. This will bring you to task manager. Open the tab called Processes, find the process hotfix.exe and end it. The rogue program should be gone now. Next, you need to bring your Desktop and taskbar back. While in task manager go to File and select "Run new task". Type explorer.exe in the open box. This will bring back Windows explorer. More detailed instructions are given below. At this point you should be able to download anti-malware software which will remove ThinkPoint.
Hi there. The taskbar maybe on auto hide, when you can see the taskbar right click on it and select properties, if the auto hide box is checked with a tick just untick the box and the taskbar will stay in view all the time.
I have seen a recent malware (short for malicious software) program that disables the cd-roms and prevents access to the c: drive by making registry changes. Go to download.com and download Malwarebytes and run it. It helped me get rid of this problem. This particular malware was pretty nasty as it prevented me from accessing the drives (no access through My Computer, Windows key + E (Windows Explorer) and access to it from the start menu was removed, and no USB drives either! I had admin rights and was still denied. The only way I could beat it was to boot into safemode with networking and download Malwarebytes. Try this first. Since you are using Peer to Peer software (Limewire) sharing you are a ripe target for viruses and malware.
The problem might be something different. I have seen this quite a few times. It has to deal mostly with malware. Download, install and scan with a good malware remover like malwarebytes' free anti-malware ( http://www.malwarebytes.com/mbam.php )
Super Anitspyware is another good one I have seen butcould get heavy on resources.