These files might be harmful to your computer message(desktop)

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yes. Still get the error message.
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  2. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Also when I click "Dave" folder.....user folder, I get prompted with the same error message
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  3. Posts : 222
    Windows 10


    Can you do a scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware please? After you did the scan, can you attach the logfile?
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  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software

    Scan Date: 20/08/2016
    Scan Time: 20:33
    Logfile: Scanlog.txt
    Administrator: Yes

    Malware Database: v2016.08.20.06
    Rootkit Database: v2016.08.15.01
    License: Trial
    Malware Protection: Enabled
    Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
    Self-protection: Disabled

    OS: Windows 10
    CPU: x64
    File System: NTFS
    User: Dave

    Scan Type: Threat Scan
    Result: Completed
    Objects Scanned: 341553
    Time Elapsed: 21 min, 50 sec

    Memory: Enabled
    Startup: Enabled
    Filesystem: Enabled
    Archives: Enabled
    Rootkits: Disabled
    Heuristics: Enabled
    PUP: Enabled
    PUM: Enabled

    Processes: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Modules: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Physical Sectors: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

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  5. Posts : 222
    Windows 10


    That looks good. But I think you are infected, can you please download the Emsisoft Emergency Kit unzip and install it? After you installed it, please start it (if it does start automatic) from C:\EEK and let the program update, enable PUP dection and run a quick scan.

    Please attach​ the logfile of the EEK scan in your next post.
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit - Version 11.9
    Scan log

    Date Scan Method Objects Scanned Objects Detected Duration Type Computer Name
    20/08/2016 21:17:58 Quick 62505 0 0:00:34 Manual scan DESKTOP-3JFV22M
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  7. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    No objects found
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  8. Posts : 15
    Win10 64-bit, Win7 (32-&-64 bit) & virtualised XP

    darbs9172 said:
    General files being deleted.....jpgs, notepad, word, pfd.
    Show details reveals C:\Users/Dave\Favourites\Desktop.
    When I drag and go to drop and click OK, the file drops into the chosen target.
    Dave, this post of yours is partly what got me questionning you about your Favourites drawer. (Usually named 'Favorites' with no 'u' on non-British systems, by the way).

    You transposed the pathname incorrectly as no system-generated pathname string would contain a mix of backslashes (\) and forward-slashes (/).
    If writing forward-slashes as backslashes was the only error you made, then your Desktop drawer's pathname is:
    If this is the case, then the source of all your problems is having the Desktop drawer inside the Favourites drawer. Because, as I stated, Windows pops up exactly the warning message you've been getting when a user copies or moves files from or to anywhere in Favourites. The Desktop drawer doesn't belong in the Favourites drawer.

    If the above is the case, try dragging the Desktop drawer from C:\Users\Dave\Favourites
    back to where it belongs, which is directly under C:\Users\Dave .
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  9. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Ah, my mistake with the \ and /.
    Folder now moved as suggested and problem now solved. No idea how this happened.
    However.................if I now move a file to the recycle bin and want to restore it back to its original location, I am being prompted with this one now.....
    These files might be harmful to your computer message(desktop)-recy.png
    Now when deleting from the desktop again, I am prompted with:
    These files might be harmful to your computer message(desktop)-untitled.png
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  10. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home

    Guys, Gals: Thread starter may have to boot a Puppy Linux usb stick or DVD boot to move Desktop folder out of Favorites back to where it belongs? Or, did I misunderstand where the Desktop folder now resides?
    Last edited by RolandJS; 21 Aug 2016 at 08:43.
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