Are you having any of these problems on your windows 7 or windows XP?

Missing Start menu icons/items, missing desktop icons or missing folders in Windows 7 or windows XP then you are having a spyware, malware or virus in your computer.

Please print this and follow the instruction:

1) Download rKill to you desktop
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

2) Download “Unhide”
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/unhide/

3) Run rKill

4) Double click on rKill file and wait until black command screen goes away

5) Run Unhide
This will revert many of the changes on your computer caused by spyware. It will unhide all folder and    icons from your computer.

6) After unhide finishes running you may still be missing most of your start menu and desktop icon,
Do the   following:
They May be found in a folder named smtmp inside:
(XP)- C:Documents and SettingsUsernameLocal SettingsTemp
(W7)- C:Users(Username)AppDataLocalTemp

These will be there unless you have removed temp files / folders

7) There might be three numbered folders inside C:Documents and SettingsYour User NameLocal  SettingsTempsmtmp folder. The folders will be numbered 1, 2 and 4.

8) Inside Number 1 folder copy the sub folder and paste into

              For Windows XP

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart Menu

             For Windows 7

C:ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

Note: If it asks you to overwrite it click yes. Do not create duplicate folder.

9) Inside Number 2 folder copy the sub folder and paste into

         For Windows XP

C:Documents and SettingsYour User NameApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch

10)Inside Number 4 folder and files copy the sub folder and paste into

            Windows XP

C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDesktop.

            Windows 7

C:UsersPublicDesktop

11) Download malwarebytes.

www.malwarebytes.org

12) Install Malwarebytes, Update Malware Bytes

13) Run Full scan

14) Click on view Result after scan finish

15) Select Remove All

This should solve the problem of missing desktop icons, but if the problem still remains or if you have any question write comment and I will try to answer as much as I can

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