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What is this $shtdwn$.req? found it on my windows 7 yesterday and when i open it

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January 12, 2013 6:14:38 PM

found this on computer and my boyfriend says he doesnt know what it is but it was downloaded or opened when he was on it last. What is it? It said it would open with windows shell something.. File name $shtdwn$.req and when i open it wit word pad it has this text Sdwn [] [] A'??
a b $ Windows 7
January 12, 2013 6:16:29 PM

Run a full virus scan...
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a b $ Windows 7
January 12, 2013 6:18:29 PM

I would run a virus scan.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 12, 2013 6:22:16 PM

think it may be leftover from when the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool was run

but as already said virus scan anyway
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January 12, 2013 7:40:06 PM

Ok thank u. Sry I'm computer illiterate. Lol can u tell me step by step how to do that?
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January 12, 2013 7:42:46 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Run a full virus scan...

Ok thank u. Could u tell me step by step how to do that? N I forgot to mention it was on an external hard drive that I had plugged into my computer.
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a c 416 $ Windows 7
January 12, 2013 10:54:06 PM

Download malwarebytes free edition....update it then run a full system scan.
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