Windows 10: Found odd looking files on laptop Solved

  1.    10 Jul 2017 #1

    Found odd looking files on laptop

    In the last four or five days I have discovered files folders and files which recently appeared.

    In my C: drive two folders - abpackage 150 and Xdetails 212

    D: (Recovery) three folders ahscan 17, aimages 77, Uwrap 101

    E: Vlog 131, Attransfer 5223

    F: Uworking 48, KpackageB2, Lconfig144, Tscan66

    Inside most of these folders are a bunch of files, some of which are .rtf, doc, xls but all of them just show gibberish or that the file format is not recognised.

    I've used Webroot scanner, Anti-Malwarebytes, and I'm currently running Defender, nothing has shown up.
    rThe last program I installed was Auslogics Boostspeed and I'm stating to wonder if these folders/files are to do with this program? Some of these files were written to disk at 11:51 today so it seems to be an ongoing thing.

    I've tried Googling but nothing comes up.

    Just noticed that on my C: the two folders (above) have been replaced by abuse55 and Xversions196.

    I'm setting up to run a bootup scanner, maybe Kaspersky or Avira when Defender completes.

    Should I be concerned about this stuff?
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  2.    10 Jul 2017 #2

    Are you using Cybereason ransomfree?

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  3.    10 Jul 2017 #3

    Yes, I am using Ransom Free!

    This is Xversions196 in my C: drive, different to what I first saw there.
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       10 Jul 2017 #4

    bertie11 said: View Post
    Yes, I am using Ransom Free!
    That explains it then...

    Cybereason RansomFree deploys bait files strategically placed where ransomware often begins its encryption.
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  5.    10 Jul 2017 #5

    Great news!!!!

    I had just started packing for a holiday when I found those files, so panic attack!

    Thank you Dalchina and Bree for your very quick responses.
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