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Virus and worm got passed the antiviral program.Am now missing task bar,start button and desktop icons.How do I get them back?

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Aye...there's some right nasty stuff floating around the net. There's loads of AV and AntiSpyware available, good ole AVG and the likes and that's all very well. I used to use a plethora of defences, and one time I had a nasty called TDSS.RTK which was being picked up and apparently cured by Spybot (which up until it had to deal with theis TDSS thingy, it was pretty faultless)
I consulted loads of forums and the solutions (apart from putting a match to my pc!) were very complex and required loads of techie ability. But someone suggested Malwarebytes as having sorted this same nasty so I gave it a go...it's free and it's GOOD!
Worked a treat, got my machine back and I use it to this day
Worth a try , here's a link to their site for a download, you do have to register, but it's pretty painless
http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/?gclid=CN7Im7Xh1LgCFRMgtAodPnAAgQ

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To get them back the HIJACK program that removed them must be removed. you didn't mention what you anitvirus (AV) program was so I would say reboot to safe mode and run you antivirus scan to se if it can detect and remove - if not buy a better quality product. Also take your PC to a pro shop.

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This could happen due to various reasons like :
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Try one after another and check if that fixes the issue.

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