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Win81 - Language Changed to Arabic, after Malware Attack.

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#1 kenden


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:53 PM

I clicked something and was greeted by malware that created https popups in Explorer.  Below are the my attempts to correct.


1. Deleted the new programs from the change and remove programs. 

2. Ran Mcafee - nothing noted

3. continued to get popups

4. deleted directories with same name "tool bars and extensions"

5. continued to get popups

6. downloaded Malwarebytes and found several pups and quarantined  all.

7. rebooted. 

8. No longer can i log in, language seems to be Arabic.

9. I tried to refresh but would not work- it made me log in. this is where i noticed that the language was set to ARABIC 2. 


The computer boots fine, I cant read the language and my password does not work. 


Would a restore to a restore point reset the langauge? Is there any way to recover this PC?


The computer is a Lenovo laptop, running windows 8.1. 





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#2 boopme


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:16 AM

What tool did you run prior to the change?
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