Answer Best answer as chosen by user Jlapinsky
Are you sure it was a virus?
Are you sure a virus caused your fonts to change? I've found with this particular problem, user's have taken for granted (not always) a virus had to be the cause.
While Microsoft's article, "Windows uses the Wingdings or Webdings font as its default display font when you install updates with antivirus software" references those running an Windows XP-based system, last week I found it to be true with a Vista user.
Here you'll find a recent thread, where one (of a few user's) wrote:
"Yesterday I ran Windows Update on my Windows 7 Professional and applied KB2607712 and KB2510690. Upon reboot all system messages and menus appeared to have changed to a wingdings font or something similar. I ran the MS Boot stand-alone sweeper tool to check for malware and it came up clean. I then was able to run system restore (tricky when you can't read anything on the desktop) and was able to restore the system back to a usable state".
Some years back, a lot of McAfee user's were posting with the identical problem. The problem was due to an update.
I'm NOT implying your problem wasn't caused by a virus. Only that the possibility may exist, that it might have been caused by an update, a third party program, or the like.
It's my understanding from your last post, you seem to have resolved the issue. I'm taking for granted, you no longer need help.
If the above is unrelated, and the virus you uncovered has a name, it would be a great help to us, if we knew what it is. If not for now, but the future.
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