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Windows 7: File with my first name in "Users" folder


09 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
File with my first name in "Users" folder

About a week ago, a file with my first name has been created in the "Users" folder. (my name is the one that appears as the computer owner and administrator) This is something that I've never seen before and I want to delete it.

The file has no extension and it's bugging me a bit.

Any input? Thanks.

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09 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Right click on the file, choose properties at the bottom. What is the path? Post a screenshot of the file and the properties. Do you have windows set to not hide file extensions?

File Extensions - Hide or Show

A Guy
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09 Jan 2011   #3

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Exact location of the file? Upload that file to VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner
I sometimes too have a file named as my <username>.contact, happens when I synchronize my phone with the pc.
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09 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for the fast response; I do have both known and unknown extensions showing in folders.

I also took a quick screen:
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09 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Exact location of the file? Upload that file to VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner
I sometimes too have a file named as my <username>.contact, happens when I synchronize my phone with the pc.
Virus Total showed 0 results, which I suppose is good.

Should it be safe to delete? I never seen such a thing before; and while it wouldn't be much of a hassle to leave it there, it does bug.
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09 Jan 2011   #6

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

You first delete them to the recycle bin. If something goes wrong, restore the file. If everything remains ok, you can delete them.By the way, have you tried opening that file with notepad?
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09 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Intresting, I actually did not try, this appeared:

"



===========================================================================
Interface List
14...00 24 2b f8 92 fc ......Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
11...00 23 ae 08 c3 14 ......Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
1...........................Software Loopback Interface 1
26...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
15...00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e0 Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
===========================================================================



"
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09 Jan 2011   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can safely delete that. It was just a change of a file, not an actual file. You can make a copy somewhere as a backup, but I don't think you'll need it. A Guy
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09 Jan 2011   #9

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Ah! That's interesting. Do you've inbuilt or dongle-d bluetooth? Whenever I insert my bluetooth dongle, Bluetooth Personal Area Network appears. Try disabling that in device manager.
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09 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You can safely delete that. It was just a change of a file, not an actual file. You can make a copy somewhere as a backup, but I don't think you'll need it. A Guy
Okey dokey then.

Thanks for everything to both!
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