clora mae said:
my "recent changed " folder suddenly appeared on my lapt top desk top. On 11/9 approximately 100 files appeared in this folder, such topics as communion, prayer, suicide, meditation, etc. When I attempted to open them, they all read "the data area passed to a system is to small." this also passed to some files I had actually worked on. Could this be a virus. I ran Mcafee and malware and they still exist.
It sure looks to me that your computer is infected. 100 strange files just don't appear, and migrate into files folders you have been changing.
Mcafee ? Phooey - Replace that passe piece of S*** with something useful, even if you have to download a trial version of something like Kapersky. There are also free versions of AV's like AVAST, which do a better job of protection. When you say Malware, did you mean you ran Malwarebytes ?
If not, download that also, as it is very effective in detection/removal.