Programs, Icons seemingly gone but hidden

May 11, 2011 at 00:04:26
Specs: Windows XP, 2.4 GHZ, 1 G
I had a computer that was affected by several Virus, Malware and Trojans, I used Mcafee Avert Stinger, Hitman Pro and Malware Bytes to clean and remove them, after that I was able to run CC Cleaner and then defrag the hard drives, Now it seems the programs are all hidden, or encrypted even the Icons on the desktop are gone, what can I do to try and recover the programs.
If you run a file cleaner you can see the programs are still on the computer, it takes quite a while to defrag and you see the names of the programs, But no Links, Names or Icons on the computer.
Can you suggest a fix, or program to recover the missing links etc.....the computer is clean and has had numerous virus scans etc and now has AVAST running, and a firewall installed.

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May 11, 2011 at 06:22:27
Try the following to make your files visible again:

Download Unhide.exe to your desktop:

Double-click Unhide.exe icon on your Desktop
Allow the program to run.

This program removes the hidden attribute from all the files on your hard drives.

Let us know how it goes.

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May 11, 2011 at 08:44:09
If Unhide.exe does not download, place the following address in your browser, but, without the quotes:


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May 11, 2011 at 09:03:08
Ill do this tommorrow and let you know, sounds very simple,,,,

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