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Run Malwarebytes to remove fake trojans and now all programs are not show

Run Malwarebytes to remove fake trojans in safe mode, and now all programs are not show. I can go to add and remove programs and they are all still there. If I click on the C drive I see no data of folders. Before I remove the hard drive and try to read it with another computer does anyone have any suggestions?
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jsarinana
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David L. HansenProgrammer AnalystCommented:
Try "System Restore" under Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools
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jboozCommented:
Viruses will sometimes change all your files to hidden.  Try running this command in the command prompt...  


attrib -r -a -s -h *.*  

You should be able to see your files after that.

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sammySeltzerCommented:
malwarebytes didn't cause that problem.

I am not sure what did but it isn't malwarebytes.

I use it ALL the time.

What you could do is perform a system restore to the date before you ran malwarebytes.

Then once your original data has been restored, try running combo from

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/anti-virus/combofix

and superAntispyware from:


Run the combofix from safe mode

http://www.filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/

Then you can run the malwarebytes again.

Before running any of these, go to control panel, at the top, click on Tools, Folder Options, click on the View tab, Click on the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" radio button

Finally, uncheck the box that says, "Hide Extensions for known file types"

Then begin running those programs.

Once done, go to control panel, go back to Folder options again and check the do not show hidden files and check the hide extensions for known file types.

Good luck
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rpggamergirlCommented:
Run unhide.exe
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe


Could be variant of these rogues that hide files, check out the below article.
Desktop icons missing - Empty Programs files  
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_6209.html
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jsarinanaAuthor Commented:
Yes Malwarebytes is an excellent tool and I do understand it is not the cause. What I did was disable the hide like jbooz mentioned, backed up the data and reformated, this was my best turn around choice.

Thanks
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