Can't delete a folder which keeps reappearing with a different name?

  1. petbax's Avatar
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    Win 10
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    Can't delete a folder which keeps reappearing with a different name?


    Hi, I have win 10, 64 bit installed on my laptop. (along with Cybereason Ransomfree)
    However I seem to have picked up somewhere folders that appear in My Docs,
    C drive, and on my D drive with random names (that keep changing) and a series of files in them (always 10 which I have not opened).
    I have tried to delete these to no avail; by using the command prompt as administrator, but they keep coming back.
    I have scanned the folders with Kaspersky, and Malwarebytes they show no viruses or PUP's?
    Ransomfree has warned my of their presence, however they keep re-appearing?
    I'm still worried about their presence on my laptop? I've included a couple of screenshots.Any ideas?.

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  2. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    petbax said:
    ..along with Cybereason Ransomfree...
    ...and there lies your answer. Ransomfree creates them as a 'honey trap'....

    Cybereason RansomFree deploys bait files strategically placed where ransomware often begins its encryption.
    FAQ - RansomFree
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  3. petbax's Avatar
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    Win 10
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    Ah.... I understand, thanks this make sense now. So the folders and files within them pose no threat?
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    petbax said:
    Ah.... I understand, thanks this make sense now. So the folders and files within them pose no threat?
    Quite the opposite. They are there for RansomFree to monitor carefully for signs of ransomware activity. Better some dummy files are the first one attacked, should you get something nasty
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  5. Posts : 1,229
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #5

    Nice info Bree, thanks. @petbax consider creating system image backups.
    --- I do not leave my external HDD connected all the time, only when I need it.
    --- In addition also save your files separately. From what I understand File History does that.
    --- Myself I use a copy/paste procedure on to my external HHD and onto a USB flash drive.
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