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Question by Michelle
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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I also am having a problem with a trojan in my restore directory.  I have AVG (free edition)  

I want to try getting rid of it using the method below...but first - how do I unhide hidden files?

"you should not need to reformat.firstly you should download avg'sfreeantivirus.its at grisoft. next if you have windows m.e it is quite easy to get rid of the trojan horses.run avg and it will heal ALMOST all the files.you will then be left with a file of the trojan (or several files depending on which it is) in your restore file.make a note of the numbers that avg comes up with these will be cpy files.then you will need to unhide all hidden files. this will result in showing your restore file DO NOT DELETE THIS FILE... next right click my computer.then right click properties.click the performance tab.at the bottom of that page click the file system tab.on the next page click troubleshooting.then on the final page find the disable restore file and check the box and click apply.you will then need to restart your computer.it might start in safe mode but usually M.E starts straight up.before looking for the files by hand open my computer then open c drive and right click on the restore file you will be presented with a chance to scan again with avg do this and you will probably find the trojan has automatically been deleted of not you will have to search for the files by hand and delete them. this sounds like a a lot of work but it only takes about 5 mins from start to finish once you have avg installed.i get trojans as reguler as clockwork and find this is as easy a way as any to get rid of them again.for other malware i suggest "spybot search and destroy 1.2" this gets rid of spyware and also CWShredder for any other annoying little problems.all three can safely be run side by side and all are free for home users.hope this helps some of you at least."

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