I'll chime in that I think I was affected as well. About two weeks ago my computer had a major meltdown so I gave it to my IT guy and he said:
All your desktop icons and user files had been set to 'hidden'. I ran a system restore and took it back to Friday 8/26 (after running a few different malware/virus scans to make sure the troublemaker was cleaned out). Sounds like it might be trying to pull a scam where everything disappears, then a pop-up will run a 'free' scan then offer to 'restore' all the missing info...for a fee. After I restored, I ended up finded a program that is supposed to be able to 'unhide' everything. It actually would be easy to reset the entire file system so nothing is hidden, but there are plenty of Windows system files that SHOULD be hidden so that would be a nightmare to try to identify and set everything to the correct status. Apparently the 'unhide' program uses info that the malware itself creates to allow everything to be restored.
When I mentioned what was posted here about the Malware attack he said "that sounds like that's it".
He was able to me back up running so all's well. That computer runs WIN XP with an AOL and IE browser, however I will say IE was one of the few programs that wasn't hidden after the attack. I don't know if that helps, but I wanted to give you all the info I could