My notepad++ txt file turned into weird characters

My notepad++ txt file turned into weird characters PFA

This happened when i was installing WIN7 OS all my txt file turned in to wiot file

What’s a wiot file?

Never heard it before

It looks as though it might be a virus. Did you install a bona fide copy of Windows?

Google finds references to wiot as a ransomware file.

yes ive install a bona fide copy of Windows taken from friend but they dont have any problem with there copy of windows

ya it is ,i got my OS just now by formatting my system

If it’s already installed on your friend’s PC then that means your installation is not legitimate.

That aside, what do you get when you run your anti-virus software?

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I formatted everything on my PC now i lost my all data bcoz anti-virus software wasnt installing on my system so im safe now