Words Disappearing from View?


#1

Hey everyone,

Words in a bunch of programs are disappearing as if they were never programmed in. The text literally doesn’t exist (It won’t select it when I drag the I-beam cursor across the text). I did sfc /scannow in the command prompt (which had its text blanked out too, but the text seemed to still exist, because I could copy the “blank” output to notepad, and I could read it), and it said everything was fine. I have a screenshot of the blank command prompt, and one of the programs with the disappearing text. Also text seems to corrupt in programs like File Explorer and Chrome. Thanks in advance.

-SKCro


#2

Apparently the Properties menu glitches out too…


#3

Looks like a malware infection to me. Download, install, and then run a full system scan using Malwarebytes.


#4

I see text courruption in Malwarebytes too, so I can’t even read anything. Not even the notifications. The broken text thing happened recently though, and I tend to tweak Windows a LOT. Maybe that’s the problem.

-SKCro


#5

What exactly have you tweaked?


#6

Fonts, I think. I changed the font of tabs and dialog boxes to Comic Sans MS. Do you think the font change is the problem? Though I have done this awhile ago… (And the corrupt/blank text just happened today)

-SKCro


#7

Did you restart PC after this issue? Does Comic Sans MS font exist in your PC?


#8

I’ll try that, but I’m in the middle of something else right now.


#9

Yes it does, and it worked just fine for a week or two ago…


#10

Comic Sans was designed for use in informal documents and children’s type material, not for use with tabs and dialog boxes. Change it back, and reboot.


#11

I can’t, because I can’t read A THING in some programs (the main font is still intact on programs like Chrome). The program I used to change the font is called "Winaero Tweaker).

-SKCro


#12

When you reboot press F8 during boot and see if you can get into safe mode.


#13

You might try doing a “System Restore” to a point before it happened.


#14

UPDATE: Restarting my PC WORKED! I can read stuff again!

-SKCro

EDIT: Thanks @Biswa for suggesting to restart my computer :slight_smile: