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Fixing corrupt Windows after Virus attack!

  • Windows
  • Virus
  • Security
  • Security Essentials
  • Microsoft
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
April 6, 2013 7:55:07 AM

Hi, :) 

I may have had my PC attacked by a virus.
I use Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft. Now, just one regular day, I saw it cleaning up a virus that had been captured.It didn't show me any messages as to whether I want to clean or not.Anyways, so, I cleaned, restarted, ran a FULL scan and found no other remaining viruses. Bizarre as it is, I found no history or reports of the virus(s) in the "History" section of MSE; there was nothing there.

The virus were surely gone.

But, the damages have been done. Here are the problems I'm facing and would like advanced help (preferably without any third-party software) to restore the normal usual Windows.

1. When I boot up Windows, action center icon on the notification area, DOES NOT APPEAR.

2. The "Network Folder" shows me this message dangling from the top, "Network discovery and file sharing is turned OFF" . Fine; but when I click to turn it ON, it disappears and the dangling message appears again. This is really annoying.

These two are still unsolved. There were many other issues but I fixed many of them. But I need help with these two.

Please provide me with any kind of help possible.

P.S. - I'm thinking some services have been turned OFF or something, but I'm not sure.

All answers are well appreciated.
Thanks. :) 

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May 6, 2013 11:49:27 AM

I'm No expert on computers, But it sounds like you may want to restore your computer to factory default. The way you can do this, is on the boot screen, continually press F10, if this does not work, try this again, but instead, pressing F8 repeatedly. if F10 works, choose the option to restore your computer to factory default. if you pressed F8 you should get a menu that has the first option, stating "Repair Your Computer" press this, then type in your password and keyboard input (slide down menu) and then when it comes up with "recovery tools" scroll down to the bottom of the dialouge box, and press Restore to factory default. When it finishes restoring, it will come like new, so you will have to set things up again.

P.S if you have any files you would like to keep, i would advise saving them to a USB, because everything will be wiped from your computer.
May 8, 2013 1:12:17 AM

format ur main windows drive nd reinstall windows on it take a backup of ur personal stuff like photos nd docs
u cant repair dis issue as its completly affected by d virus iv faced d same issue nd i feel dat d only solution is reinstalling windows
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