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Files Attributes Changed after virus

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Attributes on shared files on a server were changed after virus infection. They have read only and system attributes. How can I change them back to allow users to access and write to these files?

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by:Joseph Daly
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Are they set to hidden and system? If so we had that same virus and this powershell script should help you out.

gci \\server\share -force | foreach {$name = $_.name
$name = "\\server\share\$name"
attrib $name -s -h}

This will take a main path and the iterate through all files and folders removing the hidden and system attributes.
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Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
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A simple:

attrib *.* /s -s -h

from a command prompt at the top level of the folder should be just as effective.
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by:splitrockit
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I have some roaming profiles that are set to read only. I have run the commands listed. They still remain read only. I have full ownership of the files. If I change them manually it shows the command run. But the file still remains read only. Any suggestions?

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SR
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Are the users logged in and thus using the profiles when you are running the command or logged out and not using the profiles?
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