How do I restore windows 7 taskbar after a virus changed it to an XP taskbar?

Okay, so as far as I know the SystemFix.exe virus is gone and my start menu items are back (though there's still a shortcut on the desktop for System Fix) but my taskbar now resembles the XP verson and not the Windows 7 version. It's not a visual customization thing. The taskbar is still transluscent but the features and its shape (thin) are the XP taskbar, not the Win 7 taskbar. When I first got infected with SystemFix.exe, the taskbar suddenly resembled a cross between Win 7 and XP taskbars, but after removing the virus with iExplore.exe, Malwarebyte, and unhide.exe, my taskbar now resembles the XP taskbar with the XP tab shapes that appear when a browser or another program is opened, as well as a system tray that resembles XP as well as an XP style clock. Likewise the IE, Windows Media Player, and Windows Explorer default shortcuts are also gone.

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Last updated July 3, 2018 Views 2,645 Applies to:



Thanks for the above information.


Please let us know if you have tried all the steps mentioned in the above post.


If there is any remnant virus/infection on the computer, I would suggest you to download and run the latest Microsoft Safety Scanner on your computer to perform a complete scan and check if it works fine:


Note: Any data files that are infected may only be cleaned by deleting the file entirely, which means there is a potential for data loss.

Also do not install or run any fixits from third party websites as they may turn your computer insecure and unstable.

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