Virus moved system folders to desktop

Libraries, Homegroup, User, Computer, Network, and Control Panel are showing up under Desktop in windows explorer. I recently removed the fake system malware virus, which just refused to die. Everything works, but I really don't want to have to reinstall everything if I can help it.
What I want to know is how to move all the system folders back where they belong.
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  1. redappleorigin said:
    Libraries, Homegroup, User, Computer, Network, and Control Panel are showing up under Desktop in windows explorer. I recently removed the fake system malware virus, which just refused to die. Everything works, but I really don't want to have to reinstall everything if I can help it.
    What I want to know is how to move all the system folders back where they belong.

    Definitely DO NOT do a Windows System Restore. You should delete all your Restore points, or you may accidently reintroduce the infection.

    Run a sfc /scannow or repair-install the OS from CD.
  2. If something like that happened to me, and i did manage to remove it...the OS would always seem dirty to me and i would end up formatting. Its hard to know if you got it all.
  3. Clean Install!
  4. dormantreign said:
    If something like that happened to me, and i did manage to remove it...the OS would always seem dirty to me and i would end up formatting. Its hard to know if you got it all.

    I completely agree with you, just giving him other alternative since he indicated he didn't want to reinstall..
  5. Like dormantreign stated,I just would feel like i never got rid of all of it!
  6. Thank you everyone. There are somethings that I don't have the keys for anymore and just don't want to reinstall if I can avoid it but I think that's what I'll go ahead and do.
  7. usually you can find the keys again thou in the registry.. i would try to find all the keys u can and do a clean install...
  8. redappleorigin said:
    Thank you everyone. There are somethings that I don't have the keys for anymore and just don't want to reinstall if I can avoid it but I think that's what I'll go ahead and do.

    Magic Jelly bean will give you the key.
    http://download.cnet.com/Magical-Jelly-Bean-Keyfinder/3000-18487_4-10079600.html
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