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

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'??
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  1. Run a full virus scan...
  2. think it may be leftover from when the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool was run

    but as already said virus scan anyway
  3. Ok thank u. Sry I'm computer illiterate. Lol can u tell me step by step how to do that?
  4. 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.
  5. Download malwarebytes free edition....update it then run a full system scan.
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