|Hopefully I categorized correctly. I know that there is a separate Virus form, but my question has more to do with Vista than Viruses. |
I recently recovered from a virus attack, and performed a System Restore. After the restore, several of the items on my desktop(pretty much all multimedia, pictures, video), appear as transparent. These items were not visible on my desktop during the virus attack. The icons are now visible after the restore, but transparent. Right clicking and selecting the properties reveal that they are now listed as "hidden".
I've run two virus scans since the restore, one with Trend Micro Internet Security and one with Malwarebytes. I ran Trend first, and it detected and quarantined the rest(hopefully) of the troublesome items. I've since deleted them from the quarantine. I ran Malwarebytes after that and it didn't turn up any malicious items. So, I'm thinking I'm clean. My question is, are the hidden items safe to use and be made visible again? Thanks for any help!