How to remove the caootix.exe virus

By johnsahr ·
My files and documents have been affected by the caootix.exe virus, this has resulted in making my files and docs to appear as shortcuts icons, when I try to open them it says sortcut link not available.How can I remove this virus and also retain my files and documents and use them again.

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by L-Mo In reply to How to remove the caootix ...

Personally I would start with recovering the files. Use a boot disk (PE, Linux, UBCD4win, pick your poison) to get your data onto an external drive. Then use a controlled machine with cleaning tools to scrub the data.

Once your data is safe, you can worry about scrubbing and trying to fix your OS.

Let us know if you need details on how to do anything I mentioned above.

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