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Is this a sign that my computer is infected? strange characters appearing

By LadyMisty ·
Please help. File names and even tab names and so on in programs such as Paint and on image and all other files are appearing with strange characters instead of their regular names. It isn't chinese, but reminds me of that, just seems to be a mish mash of characters all jumbled up. What is going on? I can send a screenshot if it helps.
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Hey

by roanfillippp In reply to Is this a sign that my co ...

Hey! Had the same issue in the past. As a first step, please check if the following helps:
Control Panel → Appearance and Personalization → under Fonts select Change Font Settings → Restore default font settings
If that won't help, consider scanning your device with antivirus software. If nothing suspicious will be found, reinstalling the OS will solve the problem. :)

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I hope this helps

by User Name 1 In reply to Is this a sign that my co ...

Try the following: Click on the Control Panel link under the search results to open it. With the Control Panel open, go to Appearance and Personalization, and then Change Font Settings under Fonts. Under Font Settings, click the Restore default font settings button. Windows 10 will then begin restoring the default fonts.

If this does not help, it makes sense to turn to antivirus and antimalware software. I can recommend IObit Malware Fighter as a proven antimalware. I have been using it for six months, and there are no complaints yet.(link removed by moderator)

I hope this helps!

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Own technitian

by Will6181 In reply to Is this a sign that my co ...

life taught me to have a personal technician or any kind of 24/7 assistance. When I feel that something weird going on with my PC, I call my guy and he immediately fixes that. Good thing about these professionals that they can give you valuable advice if you're planning to but a new piece of technology or what' can be updated on the current device. Never faces such a case as you are, but I wouldn't suggest you fix it on your own. You may accidentally delete system files or something tile that.

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