rpochoda

Windows Recover virus & hidden files

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I was infected with the Windows Recovery virus. I think I'm now virus free after following the your removal instructions. (Thank you, thank you, thank you Malwarebytes people.) But I was left with the hidden files, not necessarily a problem since I had checked "show hidden files and folders" in the Explorer. But I disliked how it left the icons grayed out on the desktop. So I unchecked the hide file attribute switches, but not just on the shortcut files, but on all files on the hard drive. Now I'm concerned that some files should have been left hidden. Are there any files that need to be rehidden? I'm fairly tech savvy and doubt that I'd mess with any files that shouldn't be touched, but I thought I should check with a pro.

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Thanks for the reply. My problem is not unhiding. (In the Explorer, I unhid the top directories and applied the change to all subdirectories, etc.) The question is whether I unhid too much. Are there any files that are best left hidden? As I said, I'm fairly tech savvy, and probably won't try to mess around with files that shouldn't be touched, but I thought I'd should consult with a pro.

Thanks again,

Ralph Pochoda

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Hi,

Nah you should be fine, as long as you don't go around deleting things for sake of deleting. :)

If you ever have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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