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Renaming of system files with sequential numbers

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#1 D-GPC


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:54 AM

Hi all,


Have just discovered a "new" problem on a Vista machine and wondering if anyone has any suggestions? Especially on a bulk-rename utility that might help (linux or windows OK for the util).


Something has gone through the entire system (system and user files) and renamed the majority of the files to filename(number).ext, eg winload(49283).exe.  Each file seems to have a unique and sequential number.


Because of this, the system fails to boot.


I'll attach a directory listing from the affected windows folder (again, not just the windows folder).


I've fixed a hell of a lot of machines for people over the years. This is the first time I have seen something like this. Am hoping someone else has?


Thanks in advance for shedding any light on this.


(And no, system restore is not an option - that's also been affected to some degree!)

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Edited by hamluis, 08 March 2013 - 10:26 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected - Hamluis.

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