*EMERGENCY* server hit with virus. Need to UNHIDE folders.

Posted on 2013-06-26
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
freekin virus hit my server. I see a bunch of random files named .exe.  actual files and folders but with extension .exe.  looks like original files and folders are all there but "hidden"

how can I unhide these all at the same time?? still scanning server for viruses.
Question by:Anthony H.
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MacroShadow earned 500 total points
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First of all you must remove the virus.

Once you remove the virus and remove the system restrictions imposed by it, follow these instructions to unhide the folders.
1. create a new text document
2. copy and paste the following code:
ECHO Type the drive letter. ONLY the letter.
set /p letter=

ECHO %letter%: selected
taskkill /im explorer.exe /f
ECHO "Modifying files..."

attrib -s -h -a /s /d %letter%:\*.*

ECHO "Process completed."

start explorer %letter%:
taskkill /im cmd.exe /f

Open in new window

3. save the file as repair.bat
4. run and follow the prompts

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39279822
what do you recommend to remove virus. I ran mcafee, super antispyware, and hitmanpro... not finding it. rebuilding itself.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
ID: 39279864
try using chameleon by malwarebytes (run the svchost.exe file).  Check out the instructions here (even though they are for a different infection).
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