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Unable To View Extensions

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 12:00 AM

its shariff & this is my first post
i am having problem in my home pc; i am unable to view extensions of some of my files
it was infected with W32/Perlovga , i had used PRT (Perlovga Removal Tool) which had deleted temp.exe,copy.exe....,even after that my problem was not solved then i used kaspersky antivirus after reading in these forums that it will completely remove these sort of viruses.
it seems to be that my system is stable & virus is removed but still i am not able to view extensions & protected operating system files ( from tools folder options); if i uncheck the hide extensions & hide protected operating system files it is reverting back.
plsssss. suggest me in the right way to remove virus from my system ( idont want to format my system nor to loose any data due to virus)
** i just want to know what will be registry key to always show extensions & hidden operating system files

thanks in advance for any sort of suggestions

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:05 AM


From what you describe, it appears to be a flash drive infection.

Flash drive infections usually involve malware that loads an autorun.inf file into the root folder of all drives (internal, external, removable) and automatically executes a malicious autorun.bat file which calls wscript.exe to run autorun.vbs on your computer. When a flash drive becomes infected, the Trojan will infect a system when the flash drive is inserted if autorun has not been disabled.

Download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.
  • Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.
  • The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.
  • Reboot your computer when done.
Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.

Download RatsCheddar.zip and save it to your desktop. It is a Policy Controller program written by Rathat to remove certain restrictions on XP systems often disabled by malware.
  • Extract (unzip) the file to the desktop. (Click here for information on how to do this if not sure.)
  • Double-click on RatsCheddar.exe to launch the tool.
  • Select Enable for everything listed, then click Exit.
  • Restart your computer.
Warning: This program was developed for Windows XP ONLY. Do not run this program in any other Operating System.

Let us know if that resolved the problem.
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