Windows 10: > ZZZZ Folders ??? Solved

  1.    23 Jan 2016 #1

    > ZZZZ Folders ???


    • C:\3590F75ABA9E485486C100C1A9D4FF06Z..ZZZ.Z...ZZ.ZZ
      It has 248 subfolders all named with random ZZ.ZZ.Z.ZZZ. etc.
      What is this Please help, I deleted and reapperas again

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  2. Posts : 8,474
    Windows 10 Professional
       23 Jan 2016 #2

    Alboari said: View Post
    • C:\3590F75ABA9E485486C100C1A9D4FF06Z..ZZZ.Z...ZZ.ZZ
      It has 248 subfolders all named with random ZZ.ZZ.Z.ZZZ. etc.
      What is this Please help, I deleted and reapperas again

    Do you have any sort of 3rd party software, such as CCleaner, that may be engaged in a 'Drive Wipe'?
    (whether by your instigation or in the background)
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  3.    23 Jan 2016 #3

    I used, CC cleaner professional, Adware Cleaner, Hijack, The zz files are still in C And reapper again.
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  4. Posts : 8,474
    Windows 10 Professional
       23 Jan 2016 #4

    Alboari said: View Post
    I used, CC cleaner professional, Adware Cleaner, Hijack, The zz files are still in C And reapper again.
    Open Task Manager to see if any of those applications have a process running.
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5

    There is no strange process running must be hiidden, my screen goes to inverted colors and chrome, fails,
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #6

    Hey Alboari,

    I did some checking and I did see a few postings about Ccleaner mentioned, as Edwin suggested. The below quote was taken from their support forum. See HERE.

    Perhaps it might be good to uninstall it and just see? If it was the cause, then I would suspect that you could re-install it and re-configure it so there's no longer an issue.

    From the link:
    I realized that to wipe free space on Disk [C:] Ccleaner creates me a lot of folders, subfolders and files called "ZZZZ.zzz .. zz.z.. ZZZZZZ":
    b1rd
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  7.    23 Jan 2016 #7

    Thank b1rd, Iam so confused, in simple terms, what do I have to do _ Just leave the zz files there_ Please comment
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  8.    23 Jan 2016 #8

    If it was me, I would simply uninstall Ccleaner, delete the folders again, re-boot to just see if the problem persists. I'm opting for uninstalling it first because it might be easier than trying to configure it if you're unfamiliar. Plus, this way you should know right away.

    If the problem is gone, then you'll have to play around with Ccleaner, should you decide to reinstall it again. *I would also make sure that you still have the keycode. If not, then perhaps it would be better to see if you are able to reconfigure it to get things right.

    b1rd
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  9. Posts : 8,474
    Windows 10 Professional
       23 Jan 2016 #9

    Alboari said: View Post
    Thank b1rd, Iam so confused, in simple terms, what do I have to do _ Just leave the zz files there_ Please comment
    Can you upload a screenshot of Task Manager/Processes?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  10.    23 Jan 2016 #10

    I am going to remove cc cleaner permanently and go back Advanced System Care. Thank you so much
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