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fake AV and deleting temp folder — 3 Comments

  1. I agree this is a right pain, especially the program shortcuts in the start menu – yet another step needed in virus repairs 🙁

    Often the user has already cleaned out the temp folders but a system restore should sort out the start menu – you may have to remove (or at least RKill) the virus first to be able to run system restore though.

    You can also download zip files (Google ‘restore missing default shortcuts’) for Vista or W7 start menu if you need them.

  2. some fake AV installations can be a nightmare to get rid of! I have removed many in the past and in one instance it would have been better wiping the computer and starting again, most can be removed with the generic free tools on the market like SPYBot