1.    20 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    2 Blank Folders Appeared on Desktop - Keep coming back


    Hey,

    2 blank folders have just appeared on my desktop. I can delete them by highlighting and hitting the delete key but they just come straight back.

    They have no name, no properties. I can't do anything with them.

    How can I get rid of them and should I be worried about them being part of some kind of virus?
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  2.    20 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,811
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by FormalRS View Post
    Hey,

    2 blank folders have just appeared on my desktop. I can delete them by highlighting and hitting the delete key but they just come straight back.

    They have no name, no properties. I can't do anything with them.

    How can I get rid of them and should I be worried about them being part of some kind of virus?
    Hi FormalRS and welcome to Tenforums.
    That's very strange. You might want to run ADWCleaner, and then Malwarebytes to see if something is lurking on the system.
    For Malwarebytes AntiMalware, go here and download version 2.2. Then go in the settings and UNCHECK the box to update the program (version 3 has some bugs right now).

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    Update the definitions, and run a custom scan, selecting the box for rootkits, and selecting all drives attached to the computer.
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  3.    20 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2014
    Cross Plains, WI
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    On top of running those, I would download Comodo Cleaning Essentials and running that for a virus scan as well.
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