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Virus infection, new folders suddenly appearing

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my machine was attack by a few virus, which I have managed to delete. After the virus gained access 3 new folders appeared on C: drive and 2 files on the desktop. Iím not sure if itís safe to delete these files.

New folders on C:\ 1. RECYCLER, 2. System Volume Information, 3. Temp with two sub-folders English and WINNT

New files on desktop; Desktop.ini and Thumbs.db

Could someone tell me whether if is safe to delete the two file on the desk top and where the new folders on C drive originate so I can put them back in the right place or delete.

I got hit by a few trojan horse's, can provide names if needed.

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Hi jwal001,

I think those files were already there before you got the virus.
I recognize all of these as files that are normally hidden system files.

Maybe something you used to clean out the virus made them vsisible?

You can read here how to (un)do this manually:

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