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Unhide.exe unhid EVERYTHING


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#1 Worrom

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 03:24 PM

I had tried the Unhide.exe once and it unhid EVERYTHING not only the files hidden by the infection. Anyone else experience this?

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:41 PM

Unhide has no way of distinguishing which files were hidden by the infection and which were already hidden; so it makes them all visible.
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#3 Worrom

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:18 AM

That is what I had assumed but I can achieve the same result by manually 'un-hiding' everything. Does this not make the system more vulnerable by making all hidden and system files visible?

Will a windows repair restore the proper file attributes in this scenario?

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:31 PM

Yes you can achieve the same result by manually un-hiding everything.

I do not believe that unhide makes the system files visible.

I am not sure if a repair install will "fix" the issue.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:40 PM

Can't you just go back into Folders Options > View and Check the "Don't Show Hidden Files, Folder and Drives" and "Hide Protected Operating System Files"

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:56 PM

The last time I used Unhide.exe the 'Local Settings' and 'Application Data' folders, among others, were completely visible.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:16 PM

"Local Settings" and "Application Data" folders are normally hidden but are not "Protected Operating System Files".
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