How come all my files are gone after using rkill to remove malware?

by on March 31, 2011

Q: All my files disappeared from the desktop. The quick launch buttons are also gone. But everything else is there, like the start button and google gadgets and such. And on the desktop, all the shortcuts are still there.

I can only find my files by searching through Computer. Not all files are shown though, but I know they are still there because the space used on my local disk is still the same. But when I search for the files and try to open to folders, they appear empty.

This all happened after I got a Malware. So I used rkill to shut the malware process down. As soon as it finished, this happened.


One Response to “How come all my files are gone after using rkill to remove malware?”
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    Sorry if I bothered anybody! I’ve found a solution!
    Appearently the malware wasn’t completely deleted from my computer yet. I used Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware at first, but it wasn’t strong enough. So I used ComboFix, and everything is back to normal now.