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Windows 7: showing a unnecessary hidden drive

20 Jul 2013   #1
sunilgupta91

Window 7
 
 
showing a unnecessary hidden drive

Hello,

I'm facing a big problem with my lenovo laptop. It's been 5 months I'm fail to remove a virus even I was using kaspersky and now using Quikheal but none of them work to remove the virus

The virus creates Hidden Drive and files too, check these screen shorts

Screen Shot 1 for hidden drive:




2nd for hidden files


Please guide me how to remove them ... Any solution?


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20 Jul 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

The second isn't a virus, it's normal to have that when the file is open in Microsoft Office or LibreOffice. It's a cache file so that in case of problems the original one isn't corrupted.

You can hide it from sight by writing "folder options" in the Start menu's searchbox, selecting Folder Options, go in the View tab, scroll down and select "don't show hidden files folders or drives".

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management? write "create and remove partitions" and select the entry with the same name to open it.
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21 Jul 2013   #3
sunilgupta91

Window 7
 
 

Please check it, I have disabled the "Show Hidden file" now the both problem been hide i guess

Here is the Disk Management screen shot



also I was using "kaspersky internet security" it was working fine in starting months but after first "format" when I reinstal it ... it was getting down..

please advice
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21 Jul 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The unknown drive appears to be a USB header where you can plug in a USB device or thumb drive.
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21 Jul 2013   #5
sunilgupta91

Window 7
 
 

But I haven't plugged any usb drive ?
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22 Jul 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You don't have to, it is showing as an empty drive, here's mine. The Removable Disks are all ports on a cards slot and one on my printer.

showing a unnecessary hidden drive-capture1.jpg
I should have said it can be a smart card slot, SD/HC, MS, MMC, etc.


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22 Jul 2013   #7
sunilgupta91

Window 7
 
 

Okay, Thanks for helping so far

So there is nothing to worry about ?

Will this thread after installing an antivirus.. actually system performance. I scared about it because I think the antivirus going to down the system..

Will update
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22 Jul 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No, it all looks fine to me.

Stay away from McAfee and AVG.
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