Windows 10: New unknown users have appeared in my Users folder. Solved

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  1.    13 Jun 2017 #21

    Sorry Ken, the name has completely gone from my memory. I saw it mentioned on one of the various advice and help sites and thought I'd give it a try. I can remember only a little of what its icon looked like. I'll have a fiddle with a graphics program and see if can produce something (vaguely) similar.

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    There, that's the best I can think of. Something similar to it anyway.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       13 Jun 2017 #22

    Thanks.

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    Maybe this

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  3.    13 Jun 2017 #23

    Yes Ken, that was it.

    I didn't do a very good likeness did I ?

    I wonder if those addresses were "honey traps" as mentioned by Bree in post #6.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1709
       13 Jun 2017 #24

    Actually your likeness was great. It got me to it in one guess. Bree knows his stuff. I would go with it. Not sure how they would be used in a ransomware attack.

    It is just an arms race. The good guys do this, the bad guys respond and up the ante. Good guys respond and the dance goes on.
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       13 Jun 2017 #25

    Syncopator said: View Post
    I wonder if those addresses were "honey traps" as mentioned by Bree in post #6.
    Now we have a name we can check its FAQ...

    Cybereason RansomFree deploys bait files strategically placed where ransomware often begins its encryption. The solution watches the way applications interact with files, and when it detects ransomware behavior, it stops it immediately before the files are encrypted.
    https://ransomfree.cybereason.com/fa...-7a4150b6-8a0b

    ...yep, look like they are.
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  6.    13 Jun 2017 #26

    Thank you Bree. Unless you advise otherwise I think I will re-install it.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       13 Jun 2017 #27

    I haven't used it, so can't advise either way. There's a thread discussing it on SevenForums...

    https://www.sevenforums.com/system-s...free-tool.html
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  •    13 Jun 2017 #28

    An interesting link Bree. Got me thinking.
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