2 Blank Folders Appeared on Desktop - Keep coming back

  1.    20 Mar 2017 #1

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    20 Mar 2017 #2

    FormalRS said: 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).

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	34.8 KB 
ID:	125974

    Update the definitions, and run a custom scan, selecting the box for rootkits, and selecting all drives attached to the computer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. ArazelEternal's Avatar
    Posts : 318
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Mar 2017 #3

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


 

Related Threads
Hi everybody! I use Windows 10 and yesterday my system automatically updated my old desktop to a new one and now I have this so called "Start Menu 8 v 4" (at least that's how it's called, i don't know). I lost all the folders I used to have on my...
Solved 2 files appeared on my desktop in General Support
Hey guys, so i rebooted my computer today and these 2 files appeared on my desktop. They don't have any given name or location, and when I delete them, they come back if I refresh my screen. 84939 Oh, and by the way, every time I right...
To all experts, I have very peculiar trouble in my Windows 10 Photo App. I don't want my Photo App displaying (keep watch) on these folders. So I exclude them by going to settings (see picture). But then after restarting my pc or after a while...
Hi, After last night my icons were suddenly arranged as if in list mode (as if you had clicked ctrl+alt+6 on the desktop) now that its been put back, then this random scrollbar has appeared to the right and i cannot seem to get rid of it, please...
I'm setting up a file backup on Win 10 Pro. Under the backup settings there is the "Back up these folders" section. I have a total of five folders I want to backup so I keep removing all the folders that Windows adds by default and leave the five...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:13.
Find Us