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Files hidden by virus

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#1 shashman


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:40 PM

Compaq Presario V6500.

I had a virus on the computer, cause all my files suddenly became hidden files. So I backed up my data, reloaded my operating system, and reloaded the files from the backup.

But they still appear as hidden, how do I unhide all of those files. I went to the folders option and checked the 'show hidden files and folders' so that the files reappeared, but they still appear as hidden (the icons are faded)The files are located in various folders, the folders themselves are not hidden just the files in them.

I know I can go to each folder, select all the files and then right click on any of the files, go to properties and uncheck hidden. But that takes way too long, is there a way to unhide all the files in all the folders quickly?

Edited by shashman, 18 June 2011 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:44 PM

So I backed up my data, reloaded my operating system, and reloaded the files from the backup

If you did just that, you possibly reloaded infected files.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt


Download aswMBR to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it.
Click the "Scan" button to start scan:
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On completion of the scan click "Save log", save it to your desktop and post in your next reply:
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NOTE. aswMBR will create MBR.dat file on your desktop. This is a copy of your MBR. Do NOT delete it.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:41 PM

Hello, just letting you know I moved this topic to Here in the Am I Infected forum where it will stay.

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