I got the VIRUS ALERT! malware virus twice out of stupidity.
I had my AVG and Zone Alarm turned off to burn a disc that was having trouble copying. Then bang *!@#$% all hell broke loose.
I could not get to AVG's site to reinstall the newest copy. I could not get to any ANTI-VIRUS like site.
Administrative rights or not I could not install any programs.
I lost my C and D drives (I have two hard drives)
ALL PROGRAMS > was and is still missing from the Start Menu.
All Internet Explorer tried to do is go to WWW.ANTI-VIRUS2009.com
It added VIRUS ALERT! to every line item file in the Windows Explorer
I have all fixed between HiJack v.2.02 and MALWAREBYTES' ANTI-MALWARE, a little
Registry deleting and TWEAKUI (TweakUI allowed me to turn on my drives so I could see them).
After the Anti-Malware program I was able to get to the Registry
I still can not see the ALL PROGRAMS> in the START MENU. Where in the REGISTRY do we turn it on?