What is :WofCompressedData?
I am trying to find out what WofCompressedData means.
I have made two posts on answers.microsoft.com, but I've never gotten a clear answer (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...5-b9cb5982f7ce ; http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-a0e92467be5d)
A couple weeks ago, I did a MBAM Threat Scan on my desktop (nothing was found, I actually did a couple over that weekend and the following Monday as well... long story).
During the scan I noticed that a lot of the system files were appended with ":WofCompressedData" (or even with ":WofCompressedData:WofCompressedData") at the end. I wasn't paying close enough attention before, but this was the first time I have noticed it. When I re-ran the scan on my desktop I saw WofCompressedData appear a lot. When I ran the scan on my laptop, I saw WofCompressedData, but far less frequently. Both computers run Windows 10 64-bit and both of them came out to be clean. The MBAM people ran had me run logs, and they couldn't find anything wrong.
I wanted to know what WofCompressedData meant. On the first Answers thread, I was told "WofCompressedData file is a disc fragment file and can be deleted. This is created when virus scan is run on the computer." I asked them to confirm that there as nothing I should be worrying about with these files, but the user never ever returned to respond (and that forum doesn't have a private messaging system)
MBAM and Kaspersky and Microsoft Safety Scanner all do not find any problems on my computer. On the second Answers thread, I was told to run sfc /scannow, but the user there did not respond after replying that SFC did not find any problems.
I wanted to confirm that given all these clean reports that I should not be concerned about the ":WofCompressedData". Unfortunately, no one is giving me a clear answer (or sticking around after I reply)
Maybe related to his? Do you have system compressed?
WofShouldCompressBinaries function (Windows)
Compact OS - Compress or Uncompress Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Compression can be also used for backups. Windows has many of them enabled by default.
Also, see here.
Do you think I have anything to be worried about or should I just leave it alone. I see it on both my laptop and desktop, but I find no evidence of viruses or malware on either machine.
My system is not compressed, but I do have System Restore points enabled.