Cannot find script file 1.vbs

I keep on receiving a Windows script file error saying

Cannot find script file "C:\ProgramData\Windows\profile\1.vbs"

I have run a malware scan multiple times but i still keep on getting this error.

Hi 1362NH,

I am Sumit, an Independent Advisor and a 2-Year Windows Insider MVP here to help.

Looks like Malware remnants. Please run Malwarebytes first.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

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I have already run Malwarebytes multiple times but it does not help.

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Hi,

Courtesy of DaveM121, an exit script can be used if Malwarebytes hasn't helped.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

Right-click your Desktop and choose New - Text Document

Put this text in that file:

Wscript.Quit

Then click File - Save As

At the bottom of the save as dialog, set save as type to *.*

Save the files as 1.vbs

Note you must enter the vbs file extension yourself


Right click STart>Run.
Enter the following path and press OK.

C:\ProgramData\Windows\profile


Copy that file from your Desktop into that folder
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I agree with other replies that it's a good idea to  first scan your computer for viruses to make sure this is not related to some serious issue.

For me, the problem was solved by running Autoruns utility from https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Boot-Error-quot-Can-not-find-script-file-quot-C-ProgramData/td-p/1645876

which scans for files executed on startup and finding the file 1.vbs (it was highlighted yellow because the file was missing) and removing it.

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