|I found this on google and seems to be a viable cure for the problem:|
Hey guys, I signed up just to let you know I found a solution for this, at least in my case. I ran into the same deal today, the virus hid all the files on the hard drive. From a command prompt dir shows nothing, you have to dir /ah everything. I too was worried about just mass changing everything with attrib.
I started doing my normal cleanup and the first thing I did was run Kaspersky's TDSSKiller rootkit removal tool. It found and cured an infection, and when I rebooted the PC the file structure amazingly looked normal again. Desktop icons are still hidden, but the root of the C drive looks normal. So a repair install may not be necessary. Still cleaning up the infected system but I was shocked to see the hidden files go back to normal.
Here's a link to the utility I'm talking about (you could also probably use GMER). I've been using this on all infected PCs I clean (maybe 10 a week) and I'm seeing like 30-40% of them infected with this rootkit lately.
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