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Windows 7: Virus made the windows folder a hidden system folder

20 Jan 2012   #1
beecher

windows 7 home X64
 
 
Virus made the windows folder a hidden system folder

I got a virus on my pc, and the windows foulder became a hidden system foulder
I then scanned it with norton, it removed the virus, and now it wants me to reboot, is it safe to reboot?


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20 Jan 2012   #2
koolkat77

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21 Jan 2012   #3
beecher

windows 7 home X64
 
 

thanks, I rebooted and it still worked
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21 Jan 2012   #4
koolkat77

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sorry i don't understand what you mean by that? is your windows folder still a hidden folder?
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21 Jan 2012   #5
beecher

windows 7 home X64
 
 

the virus is gone now, and my computer still works perfectly fine, so everything is solved
what I mean by hidden system foulder is where it is only visible if you hit show hidden foulders, and uncheck hide hidden operating system files
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21 Jan 2012   #6
koolkat77

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okay,good to know.
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