Windows XP Restore. Missing Shortcuts Programs and Icons on Desktop and Start Menu

How to Get Rid of Windows XP Restore Virus?

You might be wondering why your Desktop is Empty Getting Errors Advanced Recovery Module PC Performance And Stability Analysis Report. after Windows XP Restore Virus? Missing Shortcuts Icons on Start Menu? Program Files are Hidden Google Search Results Getting Redirected.

Well, Windows XP Restore is bogus application which spreads via trojan which enters the system through its vulnerabilities and makes a perfect background for malware to sneak. It downloads and installs itself automatically without user’s knowledge. Malware is a clone of Windows XP Recovery application.

Visit to unhide the hidden programs, missing shortcuts and icon on desktop and start menu.

You can easily unhide the files by doing this,

Please do this press Windows Logo and R together to activate ‘Run’ dialog box. Type “cmd” on it to run command prompt. Now type “attrib -h /s /d” and hit enter

attrib -h /s /d

-h Unhide Hidden file attribute.
/s Processes files in all directories in the specified path.
/d Process folders as well 

For full instructions please visit the above link

It gives fake PC Performance & Stability Analysis Report claiming that there are 11 Critical Errors detected on your computer which don’t exist at all. This PC Performance & Stability Analysis Report as well as other annoying pop-warnings is created to mislead you to think you have those problems on your computer and then pay your money to fake Windows XP Restore in order to get rid of them

Once installed Windows XP Restore starts to imitate computer scans and shows rogue security alerts that state about computer infections. Do not believe anything this program displays because this is a scam and none of information should be trusted. Malware may redirect your browser to misleading web pages that sell the program. Do not buy anything it offers. Ignore all fake warning security threats but choose decent security tool and get rid of Windows XP Restore immediately.

Understand these are all scam alerts and make sure you do not take any action on these warning messages. Follow the below instructions to remove these fake antivirus alerts.

And now coming back on How to get rid of Windows XP Restore Virus, you need a strong program to repair the damages, the rogue has caused. It changes files, folders,permissions and registry keys altogether….to revive your PC from malicious trojans that may still reside and make your PC slow and to stop from getting re-infected.

In order to get rid of Windows XP Restore Virus completely, start your PC in safe mode with networking,

How to get rid of Windows XP Restore virus manually

Remove the following files and registry entries. If you do not have sufficient expertise in dealing with computer files, folders, processes, DLL files, services & registry entries, please take aid from some one who can does this for you because manual deletion is a tedious process and does not always ensure that the deletion of the spyware antivirus is complete. If not Get Reimage key by going to in order to remove Windows XP Restore Virus.

%UserProfile%\Application Data\.exe

By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\ for Windows 2000/XP, C:\Users\ for Windows Vista/7, and c:\winnt\profiles\ for Windows NT.

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows xp Restore.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows xp Restore\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows xp Restore\Uninstall Windows xp Restore.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows xp Restore\Windows xp Restore.lnk

If you can`t run the IE, then you should fix the proxy settings of Internet Explorer.

Run Internet Explorer,

Click Tools -> Internet Options
Choose Connections Tab
Click LAN Settings button.
Uncheck “Use a proxy server” box. Click OK.
Click Apply.
Click OK.

And go to to run a Scan.

Reimage works by comparing each and every Operating System system files with the correct files from a web repository of 25 million OS components. (since Reimage works by comparing with correct file, it can easily find the concealing rootkit, infact this is what a rootkit remover do……dumps a list of files from your hard disk drive and compares it with the list from the recovery console in order to find a hiding virus) This is the sole reason you can get a PC as good as new once you run Reimage, all other antivirus and antimalware programs only delete the virus….but they don’t fix the damage…which results in re-infection and slow performing PC.

Reimage first scans your PC exhaustively; all the files, folders, registry keys and values, drivers, softwares, stacks and then either fix or remove those stuffs that should be there. But it’s not just that it does. They have an tremendous web repository of application, drivers, system objects, etc. from where they compare your PC’s files and if corrupted replace it with the healthy ones.

Go to Reimage For a Complete Scan Now to Get Rid of Windows XP Restore Virus Completely

1 comment for “Windows XP Restore. Missing Shortcuts Programs and Icons on Desktop and Start Menu

  1. Wayne
    August 14, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Great advice, got my icons, programs and my files back. Still missing my deck top but I don’t see that as very big problem. I will run the rest of your information to clear up everything else. I can’t thank you enough. I will give you a very good word on facebook to my friends who may have or get this same issue in the future. Found way to much junk that didn’t work. I will be makeing a Windows XP start up disk.
    Again THANKS

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