I have "show hidden files" virus

By garryboy
Apr 18, 2008
  1. please help me fix my prob. i want to view hidden files but whenever i click it to the "view hidden files" line & apply, i still cant view any hidden files in any folder. when i checked if i did it right, i goes back to the hide hidden files. what should i do. attached is my hijackthis log. waiting for your help... tnx
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Following each step exactly:

    1. Click Start -> Run
    2. Type regedit and click Ok.
    3. Find the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
    4. Look at the “CheckedValue” key… This should be a DWORD key. If it isn’t, delete the key.
    5. Create a new key called “CheckedValue” as a DWORD (hexadecimal) with a value of 1.
    6. The “Show hidden files & folders” check box should now work normally
    7. Also change in NOHIDDEN change value to 1
    8. In SHOWALL change value to 0
    9. Re-check the folder options
    10. now change the values to the same
    NOHIDDEN to 2
    SHOWALL to 1

    Strange, but works.

    Also be aware that using Bittorent can make you more prone to infections, from file sharing insecurities
  3. garryboy

    garryboy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok il try it. tnx. appreciate it.
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