Hidden and system attribute randomly appearing on folders

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Subject: Hidden and system attribute randomly appearing on folders
Posted by:  Confused (Confus…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006

We have several win2003 file servers that periodically change the Hidden and
System attribute on folders (first appeared 5 months ago). The user community
then complains that the files and folders are missing/deleted.  Anti virus
software confirms a root kit is not present, seems to affect all win2003
servers, updates do not appear to have caused the problem or hold a possible
solution. Our interim solution has been to run the Attrib command line from
dos promt to correct the problem. Question is, wht is causing this and how do
we stop it?

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