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Windows 7: Random Folders keep appearing on c:


18 May 2010   #1

Windows XP/Vista/7 Mac OSX
 
 
Random Folders keep appearing on c:

Almost every time the computer is turned on in the morning a new folder is created in c:\
It has a random alpha-numeric name, and contains an empty folder named "Sandbox"

I am running Windows 7 Pro-64bit with AVG enterpirse edition.

What creates these folders? Is there a way to get them to stop popping up?Thanks.

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18 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benjiotl View Post
Almost every time the computer is turned on in the morning a new folder is created in c:\
It has a random alpha-numeric name, and contains an empty folder named "Sandbox"

I am running Windows 7 Pro-64bit with AVG enterpirse edition.

What creates these folders? Is there a way to get them to stop popping up?Thanks.
A program called sandboxie creates those filders. Yes un-install sandboxie.\


Ken
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27 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
 
 

I'm seeing the same thing, but I don't have a program called "sandboxie" installed. I like to keep things clean, so this kind of bothers me.
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27 May 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mattheyan View Post
I'm seeing the same thing, but I don't have a program called "sandboxie" installed. I like to keep things clean, so this kind of bothers me.

since your problem is different you should start your own thread. You will get more support and it will be less confusing

Ken
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30 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I too have the same issue, folders with hex names containing an empty folder named "sandbox" appear almost daily. I was also not able to find the program "sandboxie" installed.

These folders appear on the c: drive and an external hard drive, and the 200+ cryptic folder names make browsing a real chore.

I did notice that the time of folder creation corresponds with entries in the application event log for a MsiInstaller reconfiguring Office 2007. Is there any way to stop this?
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