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Beyond X[_3_] August 28th 10 05:23 AM

Invisible virus files to Explorer?
 
Recently Norton Internet Security turned up several malware, mostly
Trojan Horses.
When I searched the files exposed by Norton using Explorer\Search, it
failed find any of them.
Are those malware files invisible to Explorer? How can Norton find them
and identify their names and locations?

MowGreen August 28th 10 07:00 PM

Invisible virus files to Explorer?
 
Beyond X wrote:
Recently Norton Internet Security turned up several malware, mostly
Trojan Horses.
When I searched the files exposed by Norton using Explorer\Search, it
failed find any of them.
Are those malware files invisible to Explorer? How can Norton find them
and identify their names and locations?



How to see hidden files in Windows XP
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...l62.html#winxp

Since NIS didn't protect the system and may at this stage of the game be
compromised itself, you'd be better served burning a Rescue CD, booting
from it, and cleaning the system from said CD so that no malware on the
infected drive can cloak itself.
IF the system can connect to the internet, then the CD will
automatically update to the latest malware defintions:

How to record Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 to a CD/DVD and boot my computer
from the disk?
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses...?qid=208282484

Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 - Work with program
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk/main

How to create a BitDefender Rescue CD
http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB627-en--...Rescue-CD.html

HOW TO REPAIR WINDOWS USING THE BitDefender RESCUE CD
http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB650-en--...RESCUE-CD.html


MowGreen
================
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
================

"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked

yuppicide[_2_] September 7th 10 09:42 PM

Invisible virus files to Explorer?
 
Also, if Norton found the files, it might have deleted them or moved them to
another location that you're not allowed to access. Usually it will
Quarrantine them. You can open Norton and view what's in quarrantine. From
there you can see what the file is, where it was, delete it, etc.

"MowGreen" wrote in message
...
Beyond X wrote:
Recently Norton Internet Security turned up several malware, mostly
Trojan Horses.
When I searched the files exposed by Norton using Explorer\Search, it
failed find any of them.
Are those malware files invisible to Explorer? How can Norton find them
and identify their names and locations?



How to see hidden files in Windows XP
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...l62.html#winxp

Since NIS didn't protect the system and may at this stage of the game be
compromised itself, you'd be better served burning a Rescue CD, booting
from it, and cleaning the system from said CD so that no malware on the
infected drive can cloak itself.
IF the system can connect to the internet, then the CD will automatically
update to the latest malware defintions:

How to record Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 to a CD/DVD and boot my computer
from the disk?
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses...?qid=208282484

Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 - Work with program
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk/main

How to create a BitDefender Rescue CD
http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB627-en--...Rescue-CD.html

HOW TO REPAIR WINDOWS USING THE BitDefender RESCUE CD
http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB650-en--...RESCUE-CD.html


MowGreen
================
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
================

"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked




welson586 October 11th 10 02:31 PM

Well antvirus find files which are invisible but if its not updated to latest viruses then they cacnot recognize the virsu

victoriagenral February 9th 11 04:05 PM

if anti virus isnt updated then you may have chances that many viruses are unseen so always update it

azone83 February 11th 11 10:04 AM

I agree go and update it with latest updates then all virus will be detected

Sarahmiller February 18th 11 12:30 PM

I recommend you to use kaspersky or try updating the anti-virus and scan the computer totally

nicksmith November 20th 21 11:57 PM

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