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Usually you can try to download a program to remove the virus first.. try downloading this program Trojan Remover..
go to this website, and after installing it, run an update.. then ran a scan.. this should find the registry entry that prevents the hidden files to show.. done it a thousand times

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2. If the above doesn't work, and your files are still hidden, do this one that will surely work.

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