a computer virus turns folders to shortcuts

July 20, 2011 at 10:39:25
Specs: Windows XP
as in brief : all my folders disappeared and only showed shortcuts.
the folders are hidden but the option "hidden" in properties cannot be unchecked.
I tried Avira & Avast but in vain.
now I use winrar to turn uninfected folders to a rar file so virus can`t infect .
I want to know how to fix this problem.
thanks in advance..

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July 20, 2011 at 12:57:16

Try the following:

Download Unhide.exe to your Desktop:


If the file does not download, copy/paste the following link >without brackets or quotes< in the address bar of your browser:

Right click on unhide.exe and select: Run as Administrator
For XP, double-click on Unhide.exe

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.

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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