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DOWNLOAD MALWAREBYTES ANTIMALWARE. Rename it to Something.exe install it. Run it in safe mode and do a full scan . it should pick up the virus and delete it and quarintine it. Restart your PC when required.
You are right that this is because of a virus attack. The virus has changed somethign in the registry. Follow the below methods:
Method 1:Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box. Go to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
In the right hand area, double click hidden and change the value to 1. Now you’re all set to go. Check it in your tools menu if the changes have taken effect.
Method 2:1. Click “Start” -> “Run…” (or press Windows key + R) 2. Type “regedit” and click “Ok”. 3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL 4. Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t, delete the key. 5. Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1. 6. The “Show hidden files & folders” check box should now work normally. Enjoy!
Click on Start - Run and then type: Regedit then go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\NOHIDDE N.
There should be two registry entries there:
start ----- run ----- regedit -------- HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE ------- software -------- microsoft --------- windows -------- current version ------- explorer -------- advanced ------- folder ------- hidden --------- showall
there we check DWORD VALU of CheckedValue = 0 for not save
1 for save(by defult)
Hi, to see your hidden files in winXPsp2, go to regedit, find:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL and there value "CheckedValue = 0" If there is "0", change it to "1" This kind of problem normally comes after your PC was infected by trojans, mal.,addw., etc. Even after removing (I'm using Spyware Doctor, one of the best & NOD32 antivirus) of infection some times this reg value still staying in the incorrect "0" so just change it. BR/Stan