Here's a weird one. Went over to a friend's house today to work on there computer as it 'wasn't working right'.
I noticed that all the icons on the desktop had their names changed to include numbers (ex Chrome(2345)), Inter Explorer(2942). The numbers seem to be random. Obviously trying to launch one of these did not work.
I then went into the Program Files folder and its seemed all the exe files and dll files were also renamed to include numbers...
I have never seen this before, and doing a search through these forums, and malware removal guides, it doesn't seem to have a fix (other than manually renaming the files one at a time, removing the number part.
I have included a screen shot for reference. In the screen shot I renamed the Itunes.exe, but it still would not run because the dll files are 'missing'.
Thanks for any input, but I think we are looking at a backup--->rebuild at this point.