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Folder options is missing

After infected by a virus, the folder options in tools is missing. what will i do to make it appear again?

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Sounds like part of your XP operating system was damaged when you removed the virus. Most virus removal programs either quarantine (block off) or delete infected files. If something important gets infected, then things will stop working.

There is a fix, though. You will need your XP installation CD. Put it into your CD (or DVD) drive, and reboot. Allow the system to boot from the XP install disc. Once it loads the installer, it will ask if you wish to do a "new" installation, or repair the existing one. Obviously, you want to repair yours, so choose that, then just follow the prompts as it guides you through the process.

Once this is done, it should have replaced the essential files that were either quarantined or deleted, and things ought work as they did before.

Cheers,
Nick

PS - make sure you have thoroughly scanned your system for any further infections, preferably before repairing your XP setup.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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No folder option


its is not with your PC it is with your operating system.

your operating system is infected from viruses. so the folder option is hidden

reinstall your operating system
and also antiviruse software on it

the folder option is appear again.

Jul 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Virus detection made easy.


Hi, here is a simple tip to know if your PC with WinXP is infected by a virus.

  1. goto start, my computer
  2. on the my computer window, click tools, then folder options (oops! no folder options, your PC is infected.)
  3. on the folder options window, click the view tab
  4. on the view tab, click Show hidden files or folder
  5. click ok
  6. on the my computer window, click again tools, then folder options
  7. on the folder options window, click the view tab
  8. on the view tab.....
If the view tab shows the Do not show files and folders option being selected again. your PC is infected with a virus. Else your PC is safe for the moment. Of course the best way is to run an antivirus software that scans for viruses and malwares. = )

on Dec 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Here is my problem, I reinstall my OS XP to my PC, because I think it has a virus, when I finished installing, and browse my other drives (d and e) the folders are disappearing because SYMANTEC...


Hi and welcome simply_marco !

Your pc still seems to be infected . You should first eliminate the virus(es) by changing your antivirus ;
Download http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
It's free and the best antivirus in it's category ( better than Norton according to my modest opinion ).;
Make full scan of your entire system .
Download now http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
It's a terrific malware killer abd it's free . Make an additional full scan with this tool .
When all done , go to the control panel , select folders options and check show hidden files .
The chance is now serious your machine will respond correctly .
Good luck !

Best regards ,
Fanaudi .

Feb 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When I plug it into my laptop my usb reads it but no files are showing


Your Storage Device might have infected by virus/worms etc.. So before you do anything, scan with an updated antivirus. Perhaps the virus made your files and folders hidden. After you scan the Device, go open any folder - click Tools - Folder Options - 8366140.jpg

Click View tab - Click the Radio Button "Show hidden files and folders" - Again Uncheck the "Hide
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Protected Operating System file" - click Apply - Ok.. and see if you can see any files in the storage device. If you do so, you'll notice that the icons of the folders fade (pale yellow) and when you check the properties of the folder you'll will see the "Hidden" checked and faded, means you can't make any changes with it. It is best to move the files and folders within the folder which are infected, and delete the infected folders after resolving the problem. Reverse the process with the folder option after you successfully resolve...

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Surabaya in my birthday


If you are getting message like" Surabaya in my birthday, Don't kill me, I'm just send message from your computer", then it obvious that your computer is infected with Surabaya Virus

Symptoms of Virus
1) All folders get disappear.
2) Folder options not work.
3) Machine Restarts on running command like msconfig , regedit.
4) You are unable to install many antivirus.
5) Folders name appear with scr extension ( Actually not folders)

Reasons of infection
1) Infection from removable drives e.g. pendrive, hard disk,
2) Reading cards using card reader
3) From CD or DVD
4) From others computer
5) From internet

Remedies:

1) Using free software:
Download the "Autorun Eater" from internet ( 1.5mb)
Download from:
http://oldmcdonald.wordpress.com/
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Autorun-Eater.shtml

a) Install "Autorun eater" ( some Antivirus detect it as a virus but it is safe) and run it. It appears at taskbar ( lower right corner)

b) Right click on it and follow following path
Registry fix>>fix folder option.
(This will repair folder option and it will appear in tool menu)
Now you can see hidden folders

But Surabaya virus change your folder attribute to system folder. So to see your folders you have to untcheck option " hide protected system files and folder" which appears
Right "below the show hidden files and folder" option
Path:
Open my computer>>tools>>folder option>>view>>uncheck show hidden files.. and hide protected system files and folder
How to change folder attributes to normal

You can use command prompt to change the folder attributes
A) Start MS-DOS command prompt (start>>program files>>accessories>>command prompt
B) Type drive letter and attrib command
D:\Attrib *. * -S -H -R /D /S ( Put space between /D and /S switches.)
This will change your all folder option to normal

1)Manual:
a) type "regedit" at command prompt..STRAT>>run>>regedit
b) Search word 'surabaya' in registry...Edit>>find>>Surabaya
c) Delete two entries appeared in search as " LegalNotice Caption and LegalNoticeText"
d) Now using left option tree navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\showfile
check value 0 to 1

Autorun Eater software:
Autorun Eater software helps to protect and remove autorun virus which generally infects from external storage device and internet. This small software is very helpful in conjunction with any antivirus software even it alone can protect your computer from autorun virus(but not complete solution).

(C)infoall , legal: Use above information on your own risk

Mar 21, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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I couldn't view the hidden files when i apply show hidden files in my folder options in tools menu in menu bar.


Folder Options is removed from Tools in Windows by a virus. The virus is called W32.Rontokbro@mm OR W32/Rontokbro.gen@MM

The removal of this virus is slightly difficult. Antivirus can't remove it automatically. However detailed procedure to remove it is available at

http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

About this Virus/Worm:
What it does is creating new files which looked like a folder but its actually a .exe file. Unless you’ve enabled the view extensions in the folder options or else you won’t see the .exe extension of the file. The file is approximately 43.7Kb and normally people will click to open it because it looked like a folder. So after you’ve open it, the virus will run each time during startup and keep on spreading and spreading… into the harddrives.

More troubles coming up. Normally when you click “Tools” in explorer, there’s a “folder options” underneath it. Once the pc is infected with the virus, the Folder Options will be missing, which disabled you to change the options to view the extension of the files. So when you see a new folder appeared from nowhere and you clicked to open it out of curiousity, the virus spread more again. Moreover, the virus disabled the registry edit where you will see this message “Registry edit is disabled by the administrator” everytime you try to edit the registry.

So how to clean the virus then? I found some solution from the following link and have successfully cleaned it from my system.

http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

It will help you to get rid of this virus named W32.Rontokbro@mm aka brontok.a and to get back your hidden files. Source(s): http://coolexp.blogspot.com/2008/01/fold...

P.S.: If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

Mar 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Folder option is missing and regedit disabled


u need to format ur system or can run a full system scan

Apr 19, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Hello, I am experienceing difficulties with my PC. I can't access to any folders and cant open the start menu.


You might have a Virus. In the case of a Virus infection I would most likely disconnect the Hard drive from the machine, scan it on another machine ( using AVG7 + AVGAS = AVG Antivirus and AVG Anti Spyware Scan) remembering to turn off system restore while scanning on the drive.

If you have successfully found and removed the virus infection, remember to delete your system volume information and recycler folder on the drive. virus files tend to infect these folders.

When you plug in your HDD into your machine again, you might want to do a Windows repair; to fix the issues that the virus has caused OR use a registry repair tool to repair registry items. Another option would be to create a new user name. The settings in that new accound should be working fine and you should be able to access the start menu and your folders again.

Apr 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Need manual help to delete TROJAN.ByteVerify from my computer x 2


In the case of a Virus infection I would most likely disconnect the Hard drive from the machine, scan it on another machine ( using AVG7 + AVGAS = AVG Antivirus and AVG Anti Spyware Scan) remembering to turn off system restore while scanning on the drive and scanning in safe mode.

If you have successfully found and removed the virus infection, remember to delete your system volume information and recycler folder on the drive. virus files tend to infect these folders.

Before you plug in your HDD into your machine again, you might want to do a backup of your data, then either do a Windows repair or a Windows Fresh installation (Formating the entire HDD); The repair will attampt to fix the issues that the virus has caused and the fresh install you'll be sure that everything WILL work after installation OR use the Windows repair option AND a registry repair tool to repair registry items.

Another option would be to create a new user name. The settings in that new accound should be working fine and you should be able to access the start menu and your folders again.

Kind Regards
Stef

Apr 16, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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