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Docs turned into shortcuts. Corruption/virus or both?


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#1 hateway

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:02 PM

I have a PC with Win 10 that suddenly has some, but not all OpenOffice/Word docs turned into shortcuts that target nowhere. I've run ESET online scanner, Malwarebytes, RKill, AVG, Advanced System Care and all kinds of scrpts in CMD prompt and followed all the steps on http://www.techchore.com/flashdrive-shortcut-virus-and-two-2-methods-to-get-rid-of-it/ as it applies to the C drive. I've searched for shortcut virus and found all kinds of software to d/l & run, but it all points to flash drives, and it seems so sketchy.

 

Any ideas? I'm stumped!



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#2 Struppigel

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 03:57 PM

Hello hateway

 

My name is Marie Curie. You have been waiting quite some time to get help; I will take care of your malware problem from now on.
Considering that your system most likely has a worm infection and that you already used lots of automated tools to get rid of the malware without success, I kindly ask you to follow the instructions here.

 

Please open a new thread in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and post the logs there (FRST.txt and Addition.txt as instructed by the Preparation Guide). We will proceed with malware removal in that new thread.

 

Marie Curie



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 09:55 AM

Hello hateway

 

My name is Marie Curie. You have been waiting quite some time to get help; I will take care of your malware problem from now on.
Considering that your system most likely has a worm infection and that you already used lots of automated tools to get rid of the malware without success, I kindly ask you to follow the instructions here.

 

Please open a new thread in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and post the logs there (FRST.txt and Addition.txt as instructed by the Preparation Guide). We will proceed with malware removal in that new thread.

 

Marie Curie

Thank you, I have followed your steps. Is there any way to change my nickname that I created when I was having a meltdown with Gateway? It's very negative!



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Posted 22 April 2016 - 12:58 AM

Thank you, I have followed your steps. Is there any way to change my nickname that I created when I was having a meltdown with Gateway? It's very negative!

 

I am not sure if this is possible. I think you would have to ask an Administrator to do that for you.


Edited by Curie, 22 April 2016 - 12:58 AM.





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