Hidden objects

@daeckardt (6245)
United States
April 24, 2011 9:54pm CST
I just ran my antivirus and there is one thing that I wonder about. Although there were no viruses found today, it reported 87 hidden objects. Why are there hidden objects when antivir scans my computer? Why does there seem to be more of them every time the scan runs? Are these the areas that the viruses hide and only sometimes they are detected or is there another reason they are hidden? Help an old(ish) lady to understand the concept. Thanks in advance.
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2 responses
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
All viruses are hidden object or hidden files but not all hidden files or objects are viruses. Most of the system files are also hidden they purposely hid because they are very important and critical files if you deleted or removed some of these files you will experience errors with your system.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Thanks for the info. Should the number of files stay the same or might they change daily? Should I keep track of the number of files on a regular basis or just not worry about it?
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
NO need for you to keep tract always with that hidden files if that is a system files but if that is a virus what you need to do is to update your anti virus and scan your pc with your anti virus.
@mawardi (159)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 11
HI Daeckardt... What you use 2 antivirus....??? If you ask me it's not a virus but the files that are associated with viruses,so you respond as a virus
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
25 Apr 11
There was a short period of time where I was using a free trial of norton (the two months after I bought the computer) and someone else suggested I try viper. I didn't like the way my computer acted when I used that one, but I had a one month trial of that also. When the trials ran out, I uninstalled both and installed avira antivir. I hear that you can only run one at a time, but both were running for a while. Are those files anything to worry about or is it only when the antivirus finds a virus and moves it to quarantine? It seems like the same viruses keep coming up almost every time.