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Will downloading and scanning with avast 4.8 bring back the folder option which disappeared?

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Your viruse will be removed then you follow the following steps:
Start-Run-type "regedit"(without quotes) hit enter. It will open Registry editor now search for following keys
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\Explore
In right-side pane, see whether a DWORD value named NO FOLDER OPTIONS exists or not?If present then change its value to 0 or delete it.
Plz post your findings

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I don't see my folders on my external hard disk. When I scan the disk for viruses I can see my folders while they are scanned. When I add new folders to it they don't disappear.


Hi,
It is due to virus activity. Some virus make the contents of the drive hidden, that is why user can't see the files. This can be fixed and data would be available to you. However, there are number of steps involved.
It is suggested that go to FOLDER OPTIONS - and select 'SHOW HIDDEN FILES & FOLDERS' and uncheck/ Deselect 'HIDE PROTECTED SYSTEM FILES'.
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It would show the hidden files/ folders, if the system not infected Otherwise, from the clean/ virus free system you can see your data and copy all the required files/data. Select the required files and right-click and change the properties of the file by un-checking the hidden attribute. Please note that you can not change the properties (hidden attribute of the files) if the files are marked as system files. To change the attribute of such folders you can download and use iReset.
Dolwnload iReset and drag and drop the files/ folders on to its window to fix.

Also, make sure that you have a good antivirus installed and its updated. Scan your system and clean it. As long the the virus is there on you PC, you cannot get it fixed. However, if new folders don't disappear, it is likely that you would be able to fix the issue.

Let me know if any further clarification/ assistance is required.

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
CreativeTECH

Sep 24, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Help me to remove win32:sality-gr


first download avast home.2 turn of system restore,3 install avast and click on boot scan when installing avast ,4 restart pc avast will do a boot scan before your pc fully starts and should locate virus then delete .and all should be good .post back if no go will try something else.

Jun 20, 2011 | Operating Systems

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Whenever i opens my hard disk D: it opens in a new window


Hi, you can change this setting, open my computer then click on tools and select folder options, in general tab check on browser folder and select "open each folder in the same window" then OK...
if this problem still then it could be virus install latest updated anti virus (avast free, antivir free, avg free) and full scan you computer..

Feb 12, 2011 | Operating Systems

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When ever i download stuff. it just disappears


use Orbit Downloader...it does a good job
get it from my site
www.sureshayyar.110mb.com
go to Download page in there...

Jan 10, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition...

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Minimizing screens - multiple


Personally I think that Avast might be your best bet and it is free. Avast is like AVG, however from my experience I have seen Avast catch a lot of virues that AVG didnt catch. Also another thing that you need to do is run Spybot or any other spyware cleaner in Safe Mode, this way the viruses or spyware wont re-install themselves while you are running the scans. To download avast, just go to www.avast.com and download/install the home edition. Once you have downloaded and installed it, let it run a boot-time scan ( it will ask you this when you first install Avast ). Also you try other spyware cleaners such as adaware (www.lavasoft.com) and/or Windows Defender (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx). BTW, if you decide to run AVG and Spybot in safe mode and dont know how to get into safe mode, do the following:

1. At boot-up, continually press F8 until a list comes up
2. Choose Safe Mode from the list

Let me know if this helps you out.

Serge C.

Mar 30, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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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 Operating Systems

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There is no folder option in my pc. hot to get it back?


just download avast 4.8 from the avast.com and disable the system restore,scan your pc for viruses,post your findings

Apr 29, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Disable task manager


You are using a user loging which has limited access to windows.

Logon with user that has Administrator acess. Then you can change the settings

Thanks
Iqbal

Mar 22, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Folder options no working


still a virus problem,,, scan with avast antivirus, this one will really help.

but still after a complete scan,, u'll have to reinstall a fresh windows,,

link http://www.download3000.com/download-avast_4_Home_Edition-count-reg-21443.html

Jan 26, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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