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#1 KingKazama

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:12 AM

i have my samsung external HD then Ive scanned it using malwarebytes and quarantined the infected or detected file then after that some my files in my HD cant read and the error is cannot find G:\RECYCLER\0xFFD12566.exe

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:57 AM

The malware infection has apparently damaged the files on the external drive.
You will have to to re-format it and start afresh with an empty drive.

It's essential to install a good anti-malware/antivirus package to avoid this in future, and it's worth remembering that the best security packages have to be paid for, much as you may object to doing so.

Preventing malware infection in the first place is far more important than removing an infection since after infection the damage is already done. Simply removing the infection won't repair the damage.

Edited by pip22, 24 April 2011 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:47 AM

Right click on Start> Explore> Tools> Folder Options> View. Under Advanced Settings scroll down to Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and remove the check mark.

Edit: On a side note, formatting and reinstalling the operating system is the last ditch means of correcting operating system problems. There are other means of approach which will not cause the loss of data, like doing a repair installation. All of these avenues should be exhausted before resigning to a fresh installation.

Edited by dc3, 24 April 2011 - 11:51 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 05:22 AM

is that ok.. bcoz whenever i unchecked it, pop up window appear and.. these files are required to start and run windows. deleting or editing them can make you computer inoperable are you sure you want to display these files??

yes or no?? :huh:

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:47 PM

Yes.

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