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Folder Permissions Gone - Am I Infected?

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#1 Skispcs


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:27 AM

Recently Noticed that the permissions on all of the folders under C:\\Program Files and C:\\Program Files(x86) are all gone.

Viewing the Security Tab displays:

No permissions have been assigned for this object.

Warning: this is a potential security risk because anyone who can access this object can take ownership of it. The objects owner should assign permissions as soon as possible.

I have tried to go in and assign permissions but I get errors am denied even when I log on as the admin.

Win 7 x64
Avast up to date
Tried a few scanners but nothing was detected.

Any Ideas

Mod Edit: Moved to Win 7 ~~ boopme

Edited by boopme, 26 February 2015 - 11:50 AM.

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#2 I_am_CanadianEh?


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:50 PM

Try the suggestion here.


Good luck.

#3 Aura


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:54 PM

Alternatively, you could use Windows Repair All-In-One and check the Reset Folders Permissions case then run it to reset the permissions on every files and folders to their defaults :)

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