Nov 17, 2008

Show hidden files after virus removal

The first a virus does after infecting your system is to disable the show hidden files option in folder options. So that you cannot delete the infected files. So to get rid of the virus from your system, first you need to get the hidden files option back.

Here is how you do it.

First you have to clean your PC to get rid of the virus.
You can download the trial version of the anvtivirus like ESET NOD32 or kaspersky Antivirus.
Install and scan your entire system with any of these. Then you are ready to get the hidden files back to visible, to do this..

--- Go to start menu --> Run

--- Type regedit and press enter

--- Then go to this key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advan ced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL"

--- Look for the Dword value on the right pane named CheckedValue and change its value to 1

--- Now check the folder option now.

--- Repeat this once again if the option still doesn't work and close regedit.

For any help post in the comments

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