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Windows 7: Suspicious 'Undo Rename' and delayed 'Undo Delete'


30 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Suspicious 'Undo Rename' and delayed 'Undo Delete'

Hey,

There are two things which have been bugging me off for some time now: a suspicious 'Undo Rename' in the right-click context menu even if I did not rename anything, and a delayed 'Undo Delete' in the right-click context (I deleted a shortcut from the desktop and it took some time for the Recycle Bin to be filled and an 'Undo Delete' option in the right-click menu to show up).

My User Account Control is set to maximum yet there's no UAC prompt to rename something. I didn't recall renaming a specific file(s) as well, all files from my desktop to folders remain "as is" or were unchanged.

Anyone here experienced the same, or am I just alone? I'm kinda paranoid today and I'm still looking for that renamed file.

Thanks and Happy Halloween.

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30 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I don't recall running into that. But you can get weird stuff stuck in the Registry. On my Vista machine I couldn't delete anything in Explorer. Malwarebytes found a "no modify" key added onto Explorer in the Registry and cleaned it off.

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30 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
I don't recall running into that. But you can get weird stuff stuck in the Registry. On my Vista machine I couldn't delete anything in Explorer. Malwarebytes found a "no modify" key added onto Explorer in the Registry and cleaned it off.

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Alright, I'll scan my computer with MBAM. But I swear my computer is clean. My Hitman Pro has been scanning it daily and it hasn't found any infection.

What happened last night was very strange. I was just playing with Adobe Photoshop and after exiting the program, I right-clicked the desktop to refresh and this 'Undo Rename' suddenly appeared. I really couldn't recall what have I renamed. I didn't sleep well last night because of it.
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30 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

The trouble with virus, rootkit and all the rest of it is there's no such thing as a "clean bill of health." There's always yet another malware that one program picks up and another doesn't. Makes it so you can never know for sure. Unfortunately.
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30 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Done scanning with MBAM. Same results with Hitman Pro: Nothing found.
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30 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You can try this or a similar utility that shows whats installed in context menu:

ShellMenuView - Disable/enable context menu items of Explorer
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10 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Hi.

Sorry to dig up an old thread.
I just noticed the same thing in my context-menu. It shows "Undo Rename". If i click it, it shows "Undo Move". I haven't touched any file/folder. I haven't used File Explorer at all since booting up my PC. Unless it stores the last operation/s from the previous boot?
Is there a way to find out what file/folder this operation is pointing to?

Cheers.
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10 Feb 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Ccleaner

Hi,

Do you have Ccleaner installed? If this is the case run the 64bit version

"C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe"

Then check the following screen for context menu entries. If you see the appropriate entry you can disable/ delete it from within Ccleaner.

Other than that it means using other third party context menu editors or else digging about in your registry.

Suspicious 'Undo Rename' and delayed 'Undo Delete'-ccleaner.jpg


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10 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Everything seems normal.
What registry entires do i need to view to find out what file/folder 'File Explorer' will operate on if I click on "Undo/Redo Rename/Move/Delete"?
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10 Feb 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Context Menu Entries

Do you mean "File Explorer" - as in third party software that you've installed?

Or File Explorer that's built into Windows?

If it's the latter then it will simply undo the last file operation that you performed. In other words it applies to the last file or folder that you modified.

That's a standard Windows feature.


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Try creating a new folder then within that folder create another new folder - then delete it. You will see that selecting Undo Delete retores it from the recycle bin!

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