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Malware removed all my Desktop Icons Windows 8

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Hi, I tried to fix my dads I phone 4 today and installed a program next thing I know my AVG Spams me with messages of malware. Next thing I know is all my Desktop Icons start to dissapear so I immediately hit my reset switch. Once I rebooted I used AVG and a Malware scanner and removed anything which came up as a threat. Once the virus was removed I used UNHIDE hoping for my desktop Icons to come back but it didn't so I tried looking for the SMTMP Folder myself but I do not have it. I can still use all my programs as normal but my desktop icons and pinned menu icons have all dissapeared. If anyone can help me out it will be much appreciated. Thanks. 

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Hello and :welcome: , Khaleel0786:

We are not permitted to work on possible malware-related issues here in this section of the forum.


As you report that you were recently infected...

In addition to KenW's advice, I suggest that you might want to please follow the advice in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
It explains the options for free, expert help >>AND<< the suggested, preliminary steps to expedite the process.
A malware analyst will assist you with checking the system for malware remnants and repairing the damage.


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Most users don't know about that including me at one time.


Yes, certainly worth a try.

But, as user reports being infected, it still might be a good idea to get an expert second opinion.

(There are certain malware infections that cause just the behavior the OP reports, so that fix might not work, especially if unhide.exe did not work?)


It is certainly up to the OP whether to seek additional help.



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