Can virus & trojan scanners also scan hidden files

  CurlyWhirly 19:05 11 Nov 2004

I am just wondering as (by default) all XP operating system files and folders are HIDDEN to protect them, when you run a virus or trojan scan can these files/folders ALSO be scanned or are they INVISIBLE?
Just curious.

  dez fowler 19:08 11 Nov 2004

Yes they can, they can also scan within compressed files such as .zip or .rar files.

  CurlyWhirly 19:12 11 Nov 2004

Thanks for the quick response!
I was unsure whether I should change the option in FOLDER OPTIONS to 'hide protected operating system files (recommended)' but after reading your reply I will leave things as they are.

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