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wissamyoussif

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    (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
    « on: July 04, 2010, 09:50:25 AM »
    Hi, I have this problem: whenever I set Folder Options- View- Hidden Files and Folders to (Do not show hidden files and folders) it always reverses back to (Show... ), and hidden stuff appear. I know it's not the best way ever to hide info, but I suspect a malware. Attached is my PC's Hijackthis log. What's the problem?
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    Allan

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    Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
    « Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 09:55:11 AM »
    Why do you suspect malware - do you have other problems? When you make the choice do you click on Apply To All Folders? And are you logged on as admin?

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      Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
      « Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 10:05:58 AM »
      Thanks Alan, you mean as the (Apply... ) as in the highlighted part in the attached image? I never used it before, and besides, it didn't work

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      Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
      « Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 10:06:50 AM »
      I mean the "Apply To All Folders" button at the top of that screen shot.

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        Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
        « Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 10:08:42 AM »
        and that's exactly what I meant, sorry for the shortening  ;D

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        Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
        « Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 10:10:38 AM »
        You never used it before and besides it didn't work? I'm sorry - I don't understand that. And again, are you logged in as admin and why do you suspect malware?

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          Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
          « Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 10:14:35 AM »
          (Politices and cultures) I'm from Iraq, I thought that's how you talk in America  ???
          I never used the Apply to all folders before, I used it now upon your advice, but it didn't work
          sorry again, English is yet still only my second language

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          Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
          « Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 10:18:09 AM »
          That's fine - you speak more languages than I do. Please answer my other questions.

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            Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
            « Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 10:22:23 AM »
            oops, sorry, of course I'm logged in as admin. I suspect a malware certainly because normally when you do not show hidden files and folders, hidden files and folders just do not show. I now I'm over protecting my machine and that's because I've just recovered from a serious disaster and determined never to happen again to it.

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            Re: (Always) Show Hidden Files and Folders
            « Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010, 10:27:33 AM »
            Well, if you want one of CH's malware specialists to work with you please go to the following link and follow all instructions: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html