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Virus Please help me My cool disk has a terrible problem. When i have a data in it suddenly all folder change to folder that their name is unintelligible and when I open this folder it appear nothing in it. And i can't delete them. i had to format my cool disk to delete . I use avg anti virus or remove run auto play but it doesn't work. Please help me

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Looks like you have a trojan horse in your PC.

Steps To Remove It.

Step1: Disconnect the PC from the internet.
Step2: Use a different pc or laptop to download a good antivirus trial version and install it in the infected pc.
Step3: Scan all the files until you find the trojan horse(WARNING THERE WILL BE A LOT OF INFECTED FILES!)
Step4: Remove All found infections and restart your PC.
Step5: Now that the ttrojan is removed you PC should be fine. if it is not then you will need to flash your hard drive and pc. reinstall windows and start all over.

Hope this helped.

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