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Windows 7: Hidden program files folder


18 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 
Hidden program files folder

My first post, so welcome everyone.

I had a virus, which I deleted with Spybot S&D and Eset Nod32 antivirus (it may not have been removed completely). For now the infected PC is not connected to the internet.

I found the virus and started scan by looking into msconfig. I saw two objects:

element: _scott_-{97BAE4-4CF2-5FFC-B9DB 1D 1D324E}
localisation: C:\Users\Mikaka\AppData\Roaming\_scott_css.exe

element: _scott_vrc
localisation: C:\Program Files\_scott_svchost.exe


The program files folder is hidden by the virus, you go to C: and it is not there. What can I do about it?? Its not hidden through the standard windows hidden files (I have showing of hidden files enabled, and I still cannot see it).

I tried combofix but it doesn't work for OS higher then XP, how can I restore my Program Files folder?? Help
The Program Files is still there (programs that are installed there are working, and you can find things there through search in start menu, but you cannot see the folder itself).

Infected computer:
Intel Core2Duo E4500 2.20GHz @ 2.20GHz
3 GB GoodRAM 800
Gigabyte GA-P35-S3
NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GTS 256 MB
Sound Blaster X-FI Gamer
250 + 500GB Seagate Discs
Windows 7 build 7229

Here is a screenshot of my C: drive
http://img208.imageshack.us/i/przechwytywaniek.png/

Help!


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18 Jul 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
hidden pgm folder

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mikaka View Post
My first post, so welcome everyone.

I had a virus, which I deleted with Spybot S&D and Eset Nod32 antivirus (it may not have been removed completely). For now the infected PC is not connected to the internet.

I found the virus and started scan by looking into msconfig. I saw two objects:

element: _scott_-{97BAE4-4CF2-5FFC-B9DB 1D 1D324E}
localisation: C:\Users\Mikaka\AppData\Roaming\_scott_css.exe

element: _scott_vrc
localisation: C:\Program Files\_scott_svchost.exe


The program files folder is hidden by the virus, you go to C: and it is not there. What can I do about it?? Its not hidden through the standard windows hidden files (I have showing of hidden files enabled, and I still cannot see it).

I tried combofix but it doesn't work for OS higher then XP, how can I restore my Program Files folder?? Help
The Program Files is still there (programs that are installed there are working, and you can find things there through search in start menu, but you cannot see the folder itself).

Infected computer:
Intel Core2Duo E4500 2.20GHz @ 2.20GHz
3 GB GoodRAM 800
Gigabyte GA-P35-S3
Sound Blaster X-FI Gamer
250 + 500GB Seagate Discs
Windows 7 build 7229

Here is a screenshot of my C: drive
Imageshack - 001arn2.jpg

Help!

First welcome to sevenforums.

Ok if you had a dos disk this would be easy. boot from dos cd.. program folder, etc. do you have something that you can boot from outside win 7?

Ken
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18 Jul 2009   #3

 
 

Hi Mikaka, welcome to the forum.

You may want to try typing c:\program files into the start menu search?

You should then be able to click 'Orgranize' then 'Properties' to view/change the properties of the folder.

Hope this helps




Jeff
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18 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Orbital Shark, the search doesn't return anything (it does on the other computer, but not on the one infected).

zigzag3143, does Windows 7 or Windows Vista dvd count??
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18 Jul 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.

I'd like to see if MBam will detect anything on the Windows 7 build that you're running.
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18 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.39 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. Copy and Paste that log into your next reply.

I'd like to see if MBam will detect anything on the Windows 7 build that you're running.
Its scanning, should I wait for it to scan entire computer or C: disk alone will suffice?
I install all programs except games on C: drive.
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18 Jul 2009   #7

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

An interesting issue after a long time.
Hi mate, if Malware bytes doesn't detect anything then remove your current AV and install Avast and when you will install it, it will ask you to perform a boot scan, hit Yes and restart your computer. Avast will then perform a boot scan and it should remove it off. I have dealt with the same issue before and did this trick to get rid off the virus.
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18 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

@zigzag3143 Will these DOS bootdisks be fine?? Bootdisk.Com - Free Windows Bootdisks, Free DOS boot disk
If yes, which one should I choose?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
An interesting issue after a long time.
Hi mate, if Malware bytes doesn't detect anything then remove your current AV and install Avast and when you will install it, it will ask you to perform a boot scan, hit Yes and restart your computer. Avast will then perform a boot scan and it should remove it off. I have dealt with the same issue before and did this trick to get rid off the virus.
I'll check it out if Malware bytes won't help.
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18 Jul 2009   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote:
I'll check it out if Malware bytes won't help.
Waiting for your post.
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18 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Here is the log from Malware bytes (I choose english when installing the program, but log and the program itself aren't in english, don't know why).

After reboot, Program Files didn't showed up, but I found out something. If I uncheck "hide protected system files" it does show up, and I can look into its properties. There "hidden" is checked but its greyed out, and I cannot uncheck it. How can I uncheck it??

Look at the properties:
Imageshack - przechwytywaniej

I'm gonna do boot scan with avast anyway.

Also one question, if virus is still visible in msconfig, but unchecked so it isn't starting, does that mean that its executables are still present in the system??


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