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Thank you -- "Unhide exe" program displayed files hidden by fake Windows 7 Recovery virus


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#1 bluestem

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:43 PM

My computer was hit with the fake Windows 7 Recovery program. I did not purchase the fake program, but nevertheless it took me 7 hours to get my system back in shape, working through online forums. I had almost restored my computer, but I couldn't locate some files even with a data recovery program. I did a Google search on the virus, hoping I might learn more about its characteristics and I found the Bleeping Computer site, which mentioned that the virus hides files, and it had a link to an unhide.exe program. I downloaded the program, and it worked! My files are visible again and I am able to access them. I just want to say thank you for this program!

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

Our pleasure to help :)

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:42 PM

Hello I am new to the forum. I would like to add that I too was hit by this Windows Recovery virus this week and my wife and I used this website to resolve this virus issue. So thank you very much! All of my files from the desktop are now visable again, however the iTunes folder is not. Whenever I plug my iPod or iPhone in, the iTunes program launches as normal. However, if I close iTunes and go to the program files from the start menu it says "empty". I am running a Dell Dimension 9200. Thank you for your time.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:12 PM

MachSchnell, read this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic402124.html/page__st__15__p__2284383#entry2284383

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:45 PM

Thank you for your time Grinler, unfortuantely the suggested link did not solve the problem. Most of my desktop shortcuts were restored initially using the "unhide" program. iTunes is still not visible, but the greater problem is that in the start menu, all of my program files show "empty" when you try to open them. Any thoughts? I ran "unhide" again to see if it would have any more luck, but to no avail. Appreciate your time.

I am running XP, btw.

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:26 PM

Running unhide wont hurt anything, but its more important to make sure you copy over files/folders from the smtmp folders to the appropriate folders.

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:21 PM

Found solution to this here Worked like a charm. Only thing it didn't mention is to reboot after for the registry changes to take place and "release" the desktop.




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