No idea what these are, If i knew the title will be much better, help!

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  1. Posts : 103
    10, server 2016, server2012
       #1

    No idea what these are, If i knew the title will be much better, help!


    please take a look at the screenshot, ignore the drive letter I:\ because its from an image mounted, it is there in my C:\ drive as well at the same directory path. These 3 are hidden, with 1 file in each. I even use notepad++ to see what they are and as you can see it doesn't tell me much. One of the file is .html but the code is anything but html codes.

    I also used MS Essential and they dont pick up any of these files any ideas? (virustotal show them clean)

    No idea what these are, If i knew the title will be much better, help!-asdf.jpg
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  2. Posts : 35,621
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, are you using or have you used a program such as Cybereason?
    Strange folders and files appeared on my disk | RejZoR's Flock of Sheep
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  3. Posts : 103
    10, server 2016, server2012
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, are you using or have you used a program such as Cybereason?
    Strange folders and files appeared on my disk | RejZoR's Flock of Sheep
    hey thanks for replying. no I don't recall a program name such as that nor have I ever used it. I even search through out entire registry for cybereason and found nothing. in the screenshot shows latest one was just last yr and I usually remember very clearly what I do on the computer and some of these files been there for awhile now. no idea where they came from.

    cybereason have folder/files random name but are not hidden, these ones are hidden too.

    any other ideas?
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  4. Posts : 1,678
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #4

    If you want:

    go to VirusTotal

    Drag one of the files there (to upload).

    First, see if that file is considered safe or whatnot.
    Second: The site states if there was a previous upload of that same exact file. Assuming there was a previous upload, then most likely it is from some application that someone else was worried about and uploaded.



    That's what I would assume.
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  5. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
       #5

    Please see this: Accessing the AppData folder - Pointlogic Support
    Does it make sense to you?
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  6. Posts : 12,492
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #6

    What I see in the images' Title Bar is 2 are .dat files and 1 is an .xma file. Can't say about the .xma but the 2 .dat files are created by whatever program needs them and generally not for direct use by the logged-on user.
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  7. Posts : 103
    10, server 2016, server2012
    Thread Starter
       #7

    pepanee said:
    If you want:
    go to VirusTotal
    Drag one of the files there (to upload).
    First, see if that file is considered safe or whatnot.
    Second: The site states if there was a previous upload of that same exact file. Assuming there was a previous upload, then most likely it is from some application that someone else was worried about and uploaded.
    That's what I would assume.
    all 3 are clean for virustotal. these files have been there for (two of them at least a yr) the other one has been there longer.

    all files attribute are HAI for hidden, archive and prevent index window search.. I was hoping this was something like the ransomfree software thats doing this but that would be creating files new, these are old and untouched and unupdated.
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  8. Posts : 35,621
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #8

    something like the ransomfree software thats doing this but that would be creating files new
    - noted you said you'd never used that, but I recall old examples of such files and folders being left behind after removing that.
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  9. Posts : 103
    10, server 2016, server2012
    Thread Starter
       #9

    dalchina said:
    - noted you said you'd never used that, but I recall old examples of such files and folders being left behind after removing that.
    yes that would normally be a possibility especially I have been using the same OS for close to 7 yrs.

    but when I search registry there is nothing, I even downloaded cybereason's ransomfree and tested on one of my test computer to see the files it installs and the registry that gets left behind, the same registry thats left behind doesn't exist on this computer of mine so I am very sure that is not it.
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  10. Posts : 35,621
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #10

    They might be leftovers from historic Windows updates.

    More if you search for
    folders with names random characters

    Example:
    Folders with long random words and letters | Tom's Hardware Forum
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