1.    16 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10

    Persistant folders


    Under my username/documents I have two folders that simply will not go away. I've checked them with Norton and with Antimalware, and they register as being clean. If I delete them they just come back, usually with a slightly different name. The name of one will start with AI and end with a number. The other one starts with a U and ends with a number. The contents of both have a variety of filenames and file types. If I try to open any I am usually chastised by Windows telling me the file is corrupt. I have no idea where they come from, or if they are harmful. Please advise.
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  2.    16 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,476
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by silverjim View Post
    ... If I try to open any I am usually chastised by Windows telling me the file is corrupt. I have no idea where they come from, or if they are harmful...
    Welcome to TenForums @silverjim

    Have you installed Cybereason RansomFree? It creates random folders and files then watches them for signs of ransomware activity. See this thread...
    New unknown users have appeared in my Users folder.
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  3.    16 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks!


    That does explain it. Thank you very much.
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  4.    16 Jun 2017 #4
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