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Windows 7: Many Files Appear in Documents

27 Oct 2015   #1
ERDocsMom

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Many Files Appear in Documents

Today I scanned something and went to My Documents to rename it. There had been 128 files added today and 1607 added yesterday. I have no idea what these files are. I checked and hidden files are not being displayed. I'm running a full virus scan on my computer. How did this happen, what are they and how do I get rid of them?

Thank you!




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27 Oct 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Sure looks like malware.

What Anti-virus software do you use. When it's done, download and run Malwarebytes Anti Malware free too.

Scroll down a bit to download the free version. Let it update then do a full scan.
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27 Oct 2015   #3
ERDocsMom

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I use AVG. The scan detected one medium risk executable file which it removed. I will download the Malware program you recommended. Thank you so much!
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27 Oct 2015   #4
ERDocsMom

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I use AVG. The scan detected one medium risk executable file which it removed. I downloaded the Malware program you recommended. Thank you so much! No malware was found. It's not actually in MY Documents but in "Documents".


Thank you!
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27 Oct 2015   #5
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What did you scan? What file format did you configure for the scan and what type/ make/ model scanner?
Did it really take over an hour for the scan files to finish being generated?
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27 Oct 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

And for the record, I highly recommend getting rid of AVG.

MSE and MBAM are all you need.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/sem/...FYoYHwod3mUAgQ
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28 Oct 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ERDocsMom View Post
I use AVG. The scan detected one medium risk executable file which it removed. I downloaded the Malware program you recommended. Thank you so much! No malware was found. It's not actually in MY Documents but in "Documents".


Thank you!
"My Documents" is just an alias for "Documents".
When you click to the right of "My Documents" in the address bar...
..."My Documents" turns to "Documents"
Microsoft did that just to confuse us :-)
Libraries are another fun thing to learn about.

Are the files shown in your first screenshot also in your "My Documents" folder?

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