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    Default My Computer icon is renamed

    The "My Computer" icon on my desktop is now a bunch of random characters.

    I just noticed it. I guess it could have been there for a couple days.
    I was able to just rename it to anything I want.

    Is this a virus? Has anyone had something like this happen?

    I use Chrome browser.

    Here is my info:

    ZoneAlarm Extreme Security version: 10.1.079.000
    vsmon version: 10.1.079.000
    Driver version: 10.1.079.000
    Anti-virus engine version: 8.1.8.79
    Anti-virus signature DAT file version: 1081614880
    AntiSpam version: 6.3.1.4971
    ZoneAlarm Browser Security: 1.5.350.0
    ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Scanner: 1.5.350.0
    ZoneAlarm ForceField Anti-Phishing Database: 1.2.104.0
    ZoneAlarm ForceField Spyware Sites Database: 04.155

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    Default Re: My Computer icon is renamed

    Never seen this happenning before. May be was renamed by mistake?
    Have you renamed it back?

    You could go with the usual steps for malware cleanup
    Malware Clean-up Guidance
    It does not sound like malware. Malware nowadays are designed not to disrupt the systems but to steal info or make your PC a bot without you knowing it

    And could be better to use IE and ZA virtualization. Chrome provide some sanbox isolation but with limited scope.
    Last edited by fax; March 24th, 2012 at 11:00 AM.

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    Default Re: My Computer icon is renamed

    Yes I renamed it back and ran a deep scan and it seems to be ok.
    I didn't put into Safe Mode for the scan (I had already run it and it takes 3+ hrs).

    Maybe I renamed it by mistake (I have fallen asleep at my computer lately

    Thank you fax.

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    Default Re: My Computer icon is renamed

    You're welcome!

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