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Received a File Name Warning

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#1 harkcomp


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:02 AM

I'm not sure if I'm in the right place for my question:


Today when I turned on my computer I found a box in the middle of my screen with a yellow triangle with a large Exclamation mark in it in the upper corner of the box. Inside the box was the following message:


FILE NAME WARNING: There is a file or folder on your computer called "C:\Program" which could cause certain applications to not function correctly. Re-naming it to "C:\Program 1" would solve this problem", Would you like to re-name it now?"


Then at the bottom of the box is three boxes that give the following options: RENAME...IGNORE...OR DON'T PERFORM THIS CHECK AT START UP. 


With so many scams out there I am absolutely paranoid about clicking on anything for fear I might be allowing a virus into my system. So I'm wondering if this is a legitimate warning and if so, how can I ever be sure in the future with other warnings that might pop up?




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#2 buddy215


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:47 AM

Is this what you saw?



Many users have asked about that warning per a Google search. A typical response is in the link below.

File name warning | Norton Community

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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