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Hidden files in System32?[CLOSED]


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ericy5150

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My antivirus and Adaware detected and cleaned the Win32 Alcan.a virus, but my system32 folder is still hidden. I read that the virus creates files like cmd.com, regedit.com, etc..which are all 1 kb.. to the folder and hides it and them. After cleaning with Antivirus and getting rid of dz.dll, my virus, spyware scans show nothing, but like I said the System32 file is still hidden.
Are any files in System32 supposed to be hidden??

There are some manifest files that are 1 kb and hidden also, which is why I ask. Here is a list of the hidden files(1 kb each):


cmd.com
ping.com
regedit.com
taskkill.com
tasklist.com
tracert.com
netstat.com
sapi.cpl.manifest
wuaucpl.cpl.manifest
cdplayer.exe.manifest
logonui.exe.manifest
ncpa.cpl.manifest
nwc.cpl.manifest
WindowsLogon.manifest

A new curiosity...when I go to print something, even though it's printing..an error message popped up saying the file was unable to print..the print quality was not good though.

How safe am I in just deleting these files and if I've found nothing else on scans, will this change my System32 folder back to being visible?

Thanks!!!
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Duplicate post. User being helped here: http://www.geekstogo...LP_-t39397.html

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