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vista program files names changed with numbers


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#1 JimBureau

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

Howdy folks!

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.

Jim

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

Have you seem this link? http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/233243-default-file-type-associations-restore.html

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:41 PM

Thanks for the post.

After looking through that, it doesn't seem to fit.

All the extensions are there, its just the files have been renamed.

In the program files for Google Chrome, there were only a few files in there, in which I went and manually took the numbers out (renamed them back), and it stated up fine after that.

MS Works had a huge amount of files under its folder. It would take all day to rename all those. As a test I re-installed MS Works, and it loaded all the same files under the Program Files folder, so it basically duplicated everything that was in there, one file with normal file name, same file with the (1234) file in its name:

wordprocessor.exe
wordprocessor(1234).exe

This is wacky stuff!




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