what's this virus? (trashing up my pc fast)

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by tendercare, Jun 16, 2006.

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  1. tendercare

    tendercare Registered Member

    May 15, 2006
    Hi, this is probably the scariest virus I've ever had.

    It's spreading everywhere. Almost every folder I have is infected.

    Here's what I observed:

    Let's say I have a folder named "downloads". Inside that folder, I see a folder with the same name as the parent folder, (in this case it's also named "downloads") But it's actually an application and when I click it, it opens the "My Documents" folder.

    Also, my pc restarts randomly for no apparent reason.

    And when my pc starts up, the "MyDocuments" folder automatically opens.

    Is this a new virus?

    Any recommendations in terms of anti-malware software?
  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

    Feb 18, 2003
    The Big Smoke

    without more details it's hard to say what type of malware is infecting your system but i would advise u to post a HijackThis log over at this site,


    for analysis and possible malware removal instructions by the experts there.

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