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I recently was infected with the " System repair" program. I deleted all the Files and registry items that I was instructed to delete and the infection seems to be gone but I don't have a desktop. I am able to go to the start Icon and run all the programs. Am I able to get my desktop back??

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Right click blank space (ie your wallpaper) -> View -> Show Desktop Icons ? – Jul 16 '11 at 4:48
@todda: No, that's not what it is. – Robert Harvey Jul 16 '11 at 4:48
@Bill, what happens when you right-click the desktop? Do you see a menu? What items are greyed? Can you open shortcuts? Can you open an Explorer window? If so, what do you see in it? – Synetech Jul 16 '11 at 5:28

You can try unhide.exe. It's explained on this virus removal page, near the bottom. If you haven't performed all of the other steps on that page, you might want to do those as well.

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