All my folders morph to ".exe"

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  1. wake

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    My ever trusted brothers,

    I hope you can help me again in my PC.

    Here goes
    After plugging my cousins PSP all my folders changed to ".exe" files. and the files in some folders are gone. I think my system is now in grave danger. All i want now is to at least back up my recently added pictures.

    i hope you guys can help me in this.

    Thank you very much. and more power to your team.
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    i also tried avg free antivirus but it wont heal my system. It only deletes the whole folder, deleting all folders (now .exe folders) one by one.. ......

    Is there a hope?
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    Hi wake, try using System Restore, and go back to time long forgotten, when things worked as they should.

    I'll mark this as Open for you, to encourage those who know to respond.
    Thanks for your patience.
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    Hengis Proud PCHF'er since 2004 Tech Member Elite Member

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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    Try the System Restore then report back...
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    I also cant open the system restore, all the folders in start button is already ".exe" and if i point my mouse into that folder AVG detects a Virus or a Worm/ Brontok.MR ?? unable to heal the folder, moving the folder to quarantine instead. Right now my virus vault is full.
    Also tried scheduled task in the control panel to restore my PC to its previous good condition but if failed.

    What should i do...
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    georgeks Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Member

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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    What if you try keyboard shortcuts to navigate?

    Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

    You can also start system restore from the command line: (this is for Vista)

    "You can start System Restore from a command prompt window if you can't start your computer in any mode other than safe mode with command prompt.



    1. Start your computer in safe mode with command prompt. For more information, see Start your computer in safe mode.
    2. At the command prompt, type rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    Note: If you use System Restore when the computer is in safe mode, you can't undo the restore operation. However, you can run System Restore again and choose a different restore point if one exists."
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    rstrui.exe command does not recognize.

    My OS is XP SP2.

    Anything else i can do BRO?
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    Sorry

    From within XP, you do

    RUN>%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    Thanks georgeks but no restore points were recorded or enabled...

    Is there any other way?
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    georgeks Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Member

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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    Then I think is time to go on the first answers under your post, and try the PREWORK link.
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    Hello wakes..

    This is clearly getting to that point of malware..

    Please utilize the Prework link in my signature below.

    From there our talented Security Techs will be able to help you.

    Thanks for your patience :)


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    Sir Trews, Can i use your prework even if my OS is only 32bit XP Sp2?
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    I also want to thank driver_Ian and Hengis for the help and the attention given to my query. I do hope i can at least save some files before i REFORMAT.
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    Wake,

    Absolutely you can use it. Just disregard the instructions for 64 Bit users
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    re: All my folders morph to ".exe"

    try typing from the cmd prompt

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe

    from the cmd prompt type
    set

    and post the results
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