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#1 maccodrum

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 05:28 AM

I have an infection;

It populates every directory I access with a "desktop.ini" file

slows my computer down

no antivirus I have tried recognises it, nor does malwarebytes.

I was running windows 8.1 checked with anti virus decited to load windows 10 to see if it was a windows hole.

 

any suggestions

   Dave



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#2 nasdaq

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:16 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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I have an infection;
It populates every directory I access with a "desktop.ini" file


This is not an infection. These files are created by the Operating system in each folder.

If you hide the system files you will not see them any more.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/

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If you have other issues please run this programs, post the logs and let me know what problem persists.

Download the version of this tool for your operating system.
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
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Posted 22 August 2015 - 10:07 AM

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