Strange files and folders (Desktop.ini, Thumbs.db, etc.) appear on computers running Windows XP
07:28:00 | 11-11-2011

What you describe is not caused by virus. Your computer is working with options "Show hidden files and folders".

To disable "Show hidden files and folders" option, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open My Computer; choose Tools / Folder Options

Step 2: In Folder Options windows, choose View/Restore Default and click OK to finish