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Am I infected? Registry Values changed?

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#1 Xhualex


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:03 AM

I let my computer install windows updates over the night as I shut it down, and after starting it up this morning, I can no longer run .exe files. Upon trying to run a .exe file, a window pops up stating "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect." It's never done this before, so I googled it and read it could be some sort of trojan that has changed registry values but I have no idea what it truly is.

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#2 wpgwpg


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:13 AM

 Try booting to Safe Mode with networking.  If you can, try installing Malwarebytes and doing a scan.  If Malwarebytes doesn't fix it, you could try System Restore back to an earlier date.


Good luck.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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