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#1 captainsmackdown


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:30 PM

after a mouse driving error on a web site..i hit an ad and

i got hit with a scareware hard drive failure...after some research i discovered the best removal tool was

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware....it found them and got the 10 malware entries, while others failed...

but i now have a strange computer problems

all my desktop files/folder icons were hidden (except for a few program icons)...including the ones in my "my document" folder and below were as well

now they are found...because i went into folder options/view and undid the hidden files....and there they are!!!

i would see them being virus scanned i could see they were still there

they are there, but transparent...in explorer as well as my desktop

was/is there some general command? that would make it so they can be seen without the un-hide

if i turn off the un-hide they disappear..but all still there??? i hit show hidden the are back but transparent???

a little help would be grand!!! everything works fine...no sign of the malware after several scans

just these dang transparent icons??? i am using XP pro 32 sp3

thank you for your time


Edited by Orange Blossom, 11 April 2011 - 12:11 AM.
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#2 captainsmackdown

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:18 AM

figures i would figure it out AFTER i posted my plea

the answer is you can right click a folder and hit properties

and uncheck the "hidden" tab and it will do everything under the folder

problem solved... and it only took me all day!!!

but i averted a total disaster on my own!!! woo!!! :crazy:

thanx anyway!!!!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 12:23 PM

Glad to hear you sorted it out. Persistence :thumbup2: pays off.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:51 AM


Is doing the right click and making the unchecking the hidden check box properties is the right way or the correct way to do?

i understand that it will resolve the problem, but keen to know why it occurs? and how would i revert it back (as usual folder appearance, without a transparent) by any command ?


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:33 AM

"keen to know why it occurs?"

because of the evil scareware i downloaded...

it, being the viri...went into my registry and altered my settings and made all my icons hidden

"how would i revert it back"

once you get rid of the virus...it is as simple as the un-hide description above

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