I executed a
.scr file, (without prior checking of the file ending, because the filename was longer than what the explorer showed) and there was a popup saying something. Instant realization that I probably f***ed up. I didn't click anything on the dialog, but switched to taskmanger and killed the process running it (in the hope, the process that was displaying the dialogue was waiting for a response before going on), and afterwards deleted the file.
Now I Googled for quite a while, and found out it might be the so called "sohanad virus". Now while BitDefender and Emisoft emergency kit running in the background, the symptoms of this virus is the access denial to registery and some Windows features. I still have access to all these features, I checked for any unknown processes, and the scanning of BitSefender and the emergency kit have not returned any threats or malicious files.
I checked several system executeables (svchost, crss) on Virustotal, without any of them being identified as malicious. I dont experience any differences with the system and I have access to regedit and so on. There is no unusual high load on CPU/HDD/RAM or anything else. I also did some research on the sohanad thing, and it seemed to be around mainly a few years ago, so I assume that modern antivirus systems should be able to correctly identify it, when checking the filesystem.
My questions now:
How high are the chances I got my system infected?
What additional efforts can I perform to check if my system is clean or infected?
In the worst case scenario, I have Ubuntu on dual boot, where I can backup all my stuff from there, and reset Windows, but I really want this as a last resort. If possible I want to make sure my system is not infected in any way. I do not have any passwords stored on my PC, nor any PayPal, bank or etc. stuff data associated with any software.