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Had a virus that hid my files. Can't get them to appear again.


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samboo1

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Hello. Hope this is in the right section.

Anyway, I had the 'System Check' virus last night. Have followed an online tutorial and managed to get rid of it, I think. It says that a feature of this virus is that it hides files a lot, but doesn't delete them. In the tutorial there is part telling you how to make files become visible again
"Now you can unhide all files and folders that have been hideen by System Check. Click start, type in the search field cmd and press enter. Type attrib -h /s /d and press enter. Close command console"

This isn't working for me. Instead when I type all that in I get a load of access denied messages, and nothing becomes visible. I can't find my documents, and several folders are just empty, even though I know they aren't and they have just been made invisible.

How can I get my files to be visible to me again?! I can't find anything at the moment :(

Edited by samboo1, 20 February 2012 - 09:29 AM.

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try right clicking on cmd.exe and select run as administrator...then run the fix to unhide your files
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try right clicking on cmd.exe and select run as administrator...then run the fix to unhide your files

Thanks for the reply, but that didn't work either. I got the same thing as I did last time!
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before we go any farther...
Please go to Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide...
HERE....

That will help you clean up 80 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty (and you may not be) follow the instructions and start a new topic
here
post the OTListIt2 and Rooter logs ...
The "Topic Title" should contain the name of the infection that you are having a problem with...Use the "Topic Description" to include more details. This will help you get faster responses as some people are more familiar with certain infections....

if you are unable to download or run ANY of the tools...try downloading them on another computer and put them on a flash drive or cd and try installing them that way..
no joy...
start a new topic and let them know you can't run any of the tools..

if your still having issues after the malware pros give you a all clean...come back here and we will see if we can get it straightened out out
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