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Scan and delete suspicious hidden files

It is absolutely normal to have hidden files on a computer. But if your PC has infected by some viruses it will create some hidden files, including hidden executables and the virus autorun.inf file on your PC. Normally you can’t see these hidden files, even if you have enabled the option ‘Show hidden files and folders’ from Windows Explorer.

As these files could responsible for keeping the virus active, you might want to delete them. Hidden File Scanner will helps you see and delete the hidden files on your computer by scanning all drives.

It also does a quick scan at start for the presence of autorun.inf files. If found, it will display a dialog, where you can delete, unhide or inspect the content of the autorun.inf. It automatically rates the autorun.inf files as normal, hidden, suspicious or dangerous file.

Note that, if you have hidden files, it is suspicious only when it is executables (.exe, .dll, .sys, .drv etc.) are hidden.

If you have such files, and their file name does not help you to identify the file, right click it and open the file information dialog. You will see for most executable files the copyright of the executable file, which might help you identifying it. [via]Download Hidden File Scanner

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