virus removal, detection, control

March 18, 2012 at 03:41:29
Specs: Windows 7, dual core
my system automatically create a folder name system volume information, desktop.ini, $recyle.bin and program data. i could not delete it using shift+delete keys because it keeps on returning back. Also my printer often jams then when i print a document in microsoft word with a page border it has a clearance of 0.5 inches the border wont fit in the page..

pls help.. thanks


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#1
March 18, 2012 at 04:08:55
These are the hidden files, used to customize settings of folders which you create in windows.. You can delete them. According to the permission and security set on that folder and these files will appear again. For jammed papers you have to adjust printer's settings(look for the same in its manual)

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#2
March 18, 2012 at 06:40:14
Why do you want to delete these files, they are quite normal?

What you have mentioned includes system restore files (that could restore your computer if it goes wrong) and your recycle bin.

On Windows 7 (and Vista) it is best to NOT show hidden files or protected operating system files, then they won't bother you. Go to Control Panel and set them back to hidden (the default). If you let them show you can get desktop.ini files appearing on the desktop itself.

Note that we get a lot of people on here that delete files and then ask us to help get their computers working again. Leave them alone.

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#3
March 18, 2012 at 17:12:06
thanks for the assistance! I had reformated my system already before i received your answer and it work well now.. and I dont have paper jams anymore.. I had an impression of a virus attack. thanks again

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March 18, 2012 at 17:13:00
thanks derek.. I appreciate you guys for your immediate assistance..

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#5
March 18, 2012 at 17:48:21
Glad to hear it is now OK.

If you should come back again, the only change to folders from default settings that is useful on Windows 7 is to set it to show all file extensions. The rest are best left at default. In XP folk often showed hidden files but this can be a nuisance in Windows 7 or Vista (unless only temporary for diagnosis).

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