All .exe files have same modification date

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Mr Been, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Mr Been

    Mr Been MDL Member

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    since this morning, all .exe files have the same modification date + time!
    Is this a kind of virus??
    Has anybody of you an experience with this problem?

    Thank you.

    All help is apreciated
     
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    #2 kaljukass, Mar 19, 2019
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    This may be the case that is some kind malware, but it is very unlikely.
    If you have any program, scan for viruses and malware and as well clean the registry and all remove all temp files as much as possible.
    then restart computer and then check what has happened.
    PS If something has already happened, nothing can get worse. There is a possibility that the problem is caused by junk files and obsolete registry entries.
    You can only do this, of course, when these programs work, what You need for cleaning.
    Such a things may sometimes happen, if computer isn't turned off for long time and is used only sleep or hibernation modes.
     
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  3. Mr Been

    Mr Been MDL Member

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    thank you kaljukass

    I've verified the registry entries RUN & RUNONCE, but nothing unormal.
    The size of the .exe files increased.
    Win10 Enterprise runs "normally".
    I tried to install "Avira free" without success!!
     
  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Expert

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    Do not install any third parti antiviruses if possible. Let Windows default antivirus, ie Windows Defender Security Center runs, it's enough. If You need, there is many scanners, what can be used if needed, but usually not needed.
    Can You post some example. What exactly has changed..I mean some .exe file. Upload for example to upload.ee, i'll look on it.
     
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  5. collatinus

    collatinus MDL Novice

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    It may be a symptom of a malware. Try to install another antivirus (Avast Free) and start a throrough analysis by including rootkits and safe mode if necessary.
     
  6. Mr Been

    Mr Been MDL Member

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    I thank you all for helping

    Windows Defender Security Center was disabled!!
    it seems to be the NESHTA -Virus.
    I ran "AVG_Remover_Neshta.exe" and he found +/- 900 Infections.
    What this Virus exactly does, I don't know, Hope it will be good now.

    Thank you