2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 21, 2012 8:48 AM by Hayton

    Files/folders renamed "are untected"

      "are untected" is a problem in my pc. each folder that I open automatically is named"are untected". Please help how to get rid of it? it is waisting me time and I do not know what to do? any that have the same problem or any advice what to do? thanks in advance

       

      Message was edited by: gentiana on 8/21/12 8:31:02 AM CDT

       

      Message was edited by: Hayton on 21/08/12 14:40:52 IST
        • 1. Re: Files/folders renamed "are untected"
          Peter M

          Sounds like you're the victim of some sort of malware.   Can you try System Restore to before all this started happening?   If not in regular mode, try it in Safe Mode.

           

          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 21/08/12 9:44:58 EDT AM
          • 2. Re: Files/folders renamed "are untected"
            Hayton

            I've shortened the subject header because the body of the post mostly just repeated it, and moved the question out of the Help section to Security Awareness/Malware Discussion/Home User Assistance.

             

            This is not a common infection but, interestingly, there were a few reports about it almost exactly one year ago. So perhaps it's one of those that's programmed only to become active on a certain day each year.

             

            Those reports were questions, like yours, that were never answered because no-one knew anything about this (whatever it is). And as the number of reports was very small, it's not a worm or a virus. It may be a Trojan.

             

            The best advice I can offer is to run some of the general-purpose anti-malware tools recommended by Ex_Brit in this document.

             

            Message was edited by: Hayton on 21/08/12 14:48:47 IST