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I installed avira antivirus on my PC which is running Windoes XP, i scanned the whole system, after that it requested me to restart my PC. after that the Desktop icons, start button, Task bar all gone but the wallpaper remained

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It's bad, it means that your system has lost some files needed such as explorer.exe, but all system has infected by the viruses then avira has cleaned all viruses located in system 32 of your windows including delte the explorer. exe, to fix this issue you need to reinstall your window
restart your windows
press delete or f2 to insert your setting
in a boot tab set first boot as a cd room and second boot as hard drive
insert an xp cd
press any key when the message press any key to boot a cd room

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Here is a solution:

  1. Press control + alt + delete, opening the Task Manager.
  2. Go to the Applications tab
  3. Click New Task...
  4. Type in "explorer.exe" without the quotes.

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If not you should install an Antivirus program and after it is installed get the latest updates for it and then restart your computer and then do a complete scan of your Hard Drives.

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You must have an Antivirus on your system if you wish to connect to the internet, or you will very quickly have an infected computer. I am afraid that is what has happened to your system.
Probably the safest thing for you to do would be to reformat and reinstall your XP operating system, to wipe it all clean and start afresh.
We can try to do some temporary repair of your computer, nevertheless...
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If you had a previous version of AVG that is no longer up to date, please go to AVG's website by clicking here and download and install the AVG remover for your system (probably AVG32 for xp). This will remove any remnants of your AVG installation from your computer.
Disconnect from internet, and turn off any anti-spyware programs you have running.
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Go to windows update and download and install all critical and security updates available for your computer.
Go to Microsoft by clicking here and download and install Windows Defender if you do not already have it on your system. Run a full scan.
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If I have helped in some way to answer a question or solve your problem, please take just a moment to kindly rate this post. Thanks!

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