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Strange Lettering in C: drive/Annoying Windows Message

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#1 jek1862


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:11 AM

I have two issues:

1) On my C: drive, it now says fvrfvrv (C:). What is this ''fvrfvrv'' and how can I get rid of it.

2) I get an annoying Windows popup message on startup and during operation it pops on when I remove it. It says: ''Windows has blocked some startup programs. Windows blocks programs that require permission to run when Windows starts. Click to view blocked programs.'' When I click it, up comes up Windows Defender. However, on everything's ''classification'' it says ''permitted''. I would like to know why I am getting this message and how to stop it.

Thank you.

Edited by hamluis, 06 July 2010 - 04:49 PM.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:20 AM

When a program is blocked it is being seen as a program that might be harmful to your computer, you can enable it to run by right clicking the execurtable and in properties choosing run as Administrator. the program will now run as if it has full permission.

Something has renamed your drive C: it appears, how or why? is not known, maybe another user of your computer did it?

Right click C: and choose RENAME and rename it local disk. (That is if we're talking about the name of your C: hard drive, if not, I misunderstood your question.

Hope this helps.

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#3 jek1862

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:21 AM

I did the renaming to empty and the letters are now gone. How they got there in the first place, I don't know. Maybe some malware, as no one but I uses this computer. I did want to report the following information:
I ran my Avira anti-virus and did a scan. While I did not pick up any viruses, etc., it DID pick up a whopping 138 "hidden objects". I did not know what "hidden objects" meant so I did some checking around and it seems 'hidden objects' are system files and that some malware is in my system to have caused this result. I do regular maintenance for malware with several good pieces of software, and haven't come up with anything lately. Please reply as to what this 138 'hidden objects' results may indicate, if you have any ideas. Thanks.

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