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Security Tool Removal

Remove this virus from Vista by doing the following.
1.Make sure to show hidden files and folders

Go to the Control Panel
When the control panel opens you can either be in Classic View or Control Panel Home view:
If you are in the Classic View do the following:
Double-click on the Folder Options icon.
Click on the View tab.
Under the Hidden files and folders section select the button labeled Show hidden files and folders
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
If you are in the Control Panel Home view do the following:
Click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
Click on Show Hidden Files or Folders and remove the checkmark from hide extensions for known fil types and also remove the checkmark from hide operating system files.
Now we find the folder that the tool is in -
In XP Open My computer - open your C:\ drive - look at users\allusers\application data look - and look for a folder named with 8 numbers -- eg..25467834 or similar.... open this folder and you should see the security tool in there...
Vista the best way is to find the shortcut for the security tool first.... Go to Computer -then C:\users\your user name\desktop\ and look for security tool shortcut.... right click and look at the properties - the end will give u the path of the virus...click Open file location and continue as below...
Right click on the security tool and rename it to anything ,,, doesnt matter...reboot the PC now...because we have renamed it - the security tool wont run on the reboot... now you gotta go back to where u renamed the tool and delete it..all done ? good.... delete the shortcut on the desktop also.
Download a great spyware removal tool called Malwarebytes (free) update and run it. delete what it finds... other tools i would run - your antivirus program whatever it may be and another great tool called Hitmanpro - great for rootkits....
This should clean up your PC - wouldnt hurt to download a prog called CCLEANER and run that...the PC should be functioning by now..if you still feel something is lurking a final piece of software to download would be kaspersky rescue disk....it allows the hard drive to be scanned before booting - make sure u are connected to the web via a ethernet cable. If your new to this Security tool - the first steps will remove it for you - the rest is just some useful software that i use daily and may help people out.
Need more - let me know.

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how to find a hidden doument that is taking up loads of memorey on a almio pro

If you are using Windows XP, to show hidden files:


Open Folder Options in Control Panel.

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.


On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
For Windows Vista and 7:
1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking Control Panel, clickingAppearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
2. Click the View tab.
3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

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My C drive shows 29 GB full but when I check my folders it only adds up to 7 GB! Can you help to find the rest?

open command prompt
type the code exactly as written
cd/ (press enter)
dir /a:h (press enter)

If it shows two files like hiberfil.sys and/or pagefil.sys do lemme know
There is nothing to worry it happens some times. I will give you the cure if the same.
rate if you like

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virus cannot be deleted and hidden files that i cannot see

virus try another antivirus program to show hiden files control panel folder options select view then scroll to hidden files and folders tick show hidden files
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Hello I cannot see or open the files

The file which you want to open or see must be hidden. To show all hidden files do the following: Type control.exe in the Run box this will open control panel. Now double click on Floder Option and click on view tab. Now under Hidden Files and Folders select Show hidden files and folders. Now click on apply and then ok. So steps will show all the hidden files and folders, now you must be able to see the file.

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