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Hit By Virus Called Windows Recovery

I've got a virus on my computer that identifies itself as "Windows Recovery"

Does anybody know how top get rid of this thing?
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gbmcneil
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4e4enCommented:
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gbmcneilAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I'll get back to you.
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perfectpcCommented:
A program called malware bytes usually fixes it but I have noticed that recently it's not as good. If you find after running it you still have an issue search for a program called combofix and ran as administrator and that should fix it
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gbmcneilAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I am up to my eyeballs in headaches right now. Be back to you later.
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veedarCommented:
I had the exact same virus the other day. And used the link that 4e4en posted to fix it. Be sure to run unhide.exe to see your apps and data again.
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gbmcneilAuthor Commented:
Everything seems to be back in order except my wallpaper.

It is where it should be, in -

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg

But, the background of my desktop is showing as "jet black".
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gbmcneilAuthor Commented:
I appreciate your help.
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veedarCommented:
Can you right click on the black desktop and select "Personalize" then "Desktop Background" and then reset your background image from there?
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gbmcneilAuthor Commented:
That fixed my desktop background, veedar. You guys are great!
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gbmcneilAuthor Commented:
Just to clarify, I did not have to use "combofix" as suggested by perfectpc.

The instructions for its use indicated that this was a radical approach to take. But, I cannot confirm one way or the other. It may be dictated by someone ele's individual circumstances.

 
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