Unhide Hidden and OS Files Before Scanning?

By VvWolverinevV
Nov 24, 2006
  1. Why is it necessary to unhide hidden and operating system files prior to scanning? Can hidden files really evade virus scanners? :confused:
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No they can`t evade scanners, but when you`re required to manually delete files that are in the protected area, obviously you need to be able to access them. Also, if the protected os files are in operation, the files cannot be deleted period.

    Regards Howard :)
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