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Windows 7: "this folder is empty" windows 7

29 Dec 2010   #1
sgtbigrig

windows 7 64bit
 
 
"this folder is empty" windows 7

HI. I had recently installed a game and shortly after that. I cannot open any folders on my PC. everything has a "this folder is empty" message. No idea what to do. but with so many programs like avg, superanti, malwarbytes,ect. I dont know how this could have happned. OS: Windows 7 64bit


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29 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
HI. I had recently installed a game and shortly after that. I cannot open any folders on my PC. everything has a "this folder is empty" message. No idea what to do. but with so many programs like avg, superanti, malwarbytes,ect. I dont know how this could have happned. OS: Windows 7 64bit
Where did you get the game from????? Sounds like a virus if all the effected apps are for malware


Ken J
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29 Dec 2010   #3
sgtbigrig

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
HI. I had recently installed a game and shortly after that. I cannot open any folders on my PC. everything has a "this folder is empty" message. No idea what to do. but with so many programs like avg, superanti, malwarbytes,ect. I dont know how this could have happned. OS: Windows 7 64bit
Where did you get the game from????? Sounds like a virus if all the effected apps are for malware


Ken J
from the games suggested downloads link. only one available was the torrent version. even so. I have no idea how a virus could has slipped past so many programs
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29 Dec 2010   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

My suggestion is to assume all your current security software has been compromised. I recommend performing a full scan of your system with this on-line scanner Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner

Also, if you can isolate the download, then upload and scan it using this on-line scanner http://www.virustotal.com/

Regards,
Golden
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29 Dec 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
HI. I had recently installed a game and shortly after that. I cannot open any folders on my PC. everything has a "this folder is empty" message. No idea what to do. but with so many programs like avg, superanti, malwarbytes,ect. I dont know how this could have happned. OS: Windows 7 64bit
Where did you get the game from????? Sounds like a virus if all the effected apps are for malware


Ken J
from the games suggested downloads link. only one available was the torrent version. even so. I have no idea how a virus could has slipped past so many programs
Torrent versions can and do slip things by AV apps. You have no idea what is in the torrent and it comes DIRECTLY from another user you dont know. thats one reason most site wont support machines with torrent clients on them.

Suggest you download malwarebytes and run in safe mode to find it.


Ken J
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29 Dec 2010   #6
sgtbigrig

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Where did you get the game from????? Sounds like a virus if all the effected apps are for malware


Ken J
from the games suggested downloads link. only one available was the torrent version. even so. I have no idea how a virus could has slipped past so many programs
Torrent versions can and do slip things by AV apps. You have no idea what is in the torrent and it comes DIRECTLY from another user you dont know. thats one reason most site wont support machines with torrent clients on them.

Suggest you download malwarebytes and run in safe mode to find it.


Ken J
as mentioned above I already have it and ran it. nothing has been found.
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29 Dec 2010   #7
sgtbigrig

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Also just to add it seems the /c drive folders are ok but everything in my torrent download location is showing the "folder is empty" message. still prefer to find out how to fix this
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29 Dec 2010   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgtbigrig View Post
Also just to add it seems the /c drive folders are ok but everything in my torrent download location is showing the "folder is empty" message. still prefer to find out how to fix this
Scan your PC as recommended. Until you do that, and ensure you have isolated the apparent infection, there is little anyone can do to help you.
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