Well, I go to Folder options and click "Show hidden files and folders". BUt it is not shown. Irrespective of how many times I do it. I was attacked by the "orkut virus" some time back. The one which says "Use IE or else.." I stopped C:\heap41 from loading by going to startup and unchecking the box. But it is clear that the virus hasnt been cleaned completely. Also, I have NOD 32 and it scans my comp everyday. Hasnt found anything for the past 2-3 weeks. But this problem has been there for abt as long as that. Any help ?? Please. I use XP, BTW.