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Windows 7: all files hidden after malware popup

17 Mar 2012   #1

all files hidden after malware popup

Hi, My AVG popped up with several malware popups, next minuite all my desktop icons, files and folders have disappeared, includeing the control panel list.

i can sill find my files if searching for them so they are still there but hidden

I haven't created a backup restore point on this pc

Any help will be much appreciated

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17 Mar 2012   #2

7 home premium 64 bit

Well Here are a few things i could suggest.

Did your virus have anything to do with FakeHDD?

If it did this should help.

I think there is also a command in command prompt to un-hide as well. It was posted by Brink on this forum ill have to find it.

Hope this helps
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17 Mar 2012   #3


Thanks for the reply. I managed to restore it back to a couple of days ago even though i never made a restore point.
IT fixed most of the problem, but music and pictures were still missing. or showing as ghost if i ticked show hidden folders.

The link you posted got them back :)

Many Thanks for the help

can you recommend some good virus scanners? i have AVG
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17 Mar 2012   #4

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

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18 Mar 2012   #5

7 home premium 64 bit

I am very glad it worked :)

Good luck with finding good virus scanners :)

Also some people have trouble uninstalling avg so you might google "AVG removal tool" if you have trouble getting it off.

I also suggest you try to get it off as two virus scanners will probably conflict with each other.

Good luck :)
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19 Mar 2012   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.

I suggest you remove AVG via the link below.
Use Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

Download tools and utilities | AVG Worldwide

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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