A couple nights ago, my screen when "negative" on me. There was a black background to everything. I think websites loaded normally, but I didn't spend much time worrying about it. I then logged in with another account and since I normally don't use it much, it pretty much looks like the default Windows 7.
I am back on the first account with the background issue and noticed that it seems like the theme was changed. I changed it to Windows 7 default, and I like to use it with "Best Performance" in the advanced window of the computer settings. Looking at the desktop, I noticed that my files are missing except shortcuts which may have been placed there after installation. However, files I made like .jpg's .rtf and movie files (.avi) are not there.
So, I did a search through the C drive and saw that they are now in a subfolder called "desktop".
Does this seem like a normal thing for Windows 7 to do if a theme has been changed? I wasn't specifically installing anything at the time my computer changed themes and I was not in that area.
If it is a virus, it seems like an awfully benign issue. I regularly keep the computer clean and have done virus scans before with AVG and nothing has come up.
Has anyone else experienced something like this with just Windows 7 being Windows 7? I might take a test USB and just pop it in to see if the hard drive writes to it something.
Any comments welcome on this mystery.
Edited by hamluis, 05 November 2016 - 03:57 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.