|'Folder Become Exe' is a virus problem. The virus creates exe files in the name of the folder, while the folder itself is made hidden (in an infected pc, this goes down to many levels, ie the whole directory structure of the infected drive) .|
Since you have scanned your pc for viruses (and assuming that you have got rid of the virus), just follow the steps below to set things right.
- download and install 'agent ransack'. It is a free search program that searches for all files (this is important as if the virus is active you might have difficulty in finding the infected exe file, which is hidden and not revealed by normal search)
- now search the drive E: for exe files (*.exe)
- the search lists all exe files (normal+hidden+system) in the particular drive.
(just check one of the infected <folder name>.exe and find its file size, usually all infected files ie <folder name>.exe files have this same size.)
- from the search window select all the exe files of the file size (specified in previous step) and delete them or delete all exe files you didn't explicitly put in your drive.
Now you have cleared the virus off your drive.
NB: Ensure that the virus is not ACTIVE and NEVER OPEN ANY OF THE <FOLDER NAME>.EXE FILES; cause doing so just reactivated the virus and regenerates <folder name>.exe again in the directory structure.
To check whether the virus is active or not chek out the link