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Unable To Uncheck 'hide Extension For Known...' & 'hide Protected Operating ....'

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#1 afridy


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Posted 23 May 2007 - 12:33 PM


it seems i have infected with a virus or some malicious item.
It checks the options 'Hide Extension for known file types' and 'Hide protected OS files' to allow it self to be hidden.

i tried to uncheck the above two options to find the file which causing the problem. after uncheck and say ok, it again rechecks the options.

Please help over come this problem.

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 02:35 PM

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using? Have you performed any anti-spyware scans? Have you tried doing your scans in "SAFE MODE"?

You need to start there first. If you don't have any anti-virus or anti-malware programs see BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources and at least scan with Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D. In #4 there is a list of several free online anti-virus scans which you can perform. I would also recommend that you download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users.
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Posted 24 May 2007 - 07:44 AM

try this.GO to cmd prompt and to go which partition you want to be. For instance I would like to see what's hiding in my C:/ , or say like I want to edit my hidden boot.ini

c:\attrib -r -s -h

this will unhide those files but will deny request for pagefile system. If you do need to see it only in cmd

c:\dir /ah

this will present to you what's hidden inside your C:

Hope this helps. :thumbsup:
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