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Windows 7: Bizarre folder injection issue (virus/trojan?)

14 Jan 2015   #1
RushRaccoon

WIN 7 64bit Home
 
 
Bizarre folder injection issue (virus/trojan?)

This is the strangest thing i've ever seen and there is NOTHING on google about it.

about two weeks about seemingly out of no where almost every subfolder on my D drive (not my main, my C drive is fine) has a folder in it that has been renamed to:

__rar_tmp

and I mean it's almost in every folder, it's completely broken all my steam games just because it breaks the directory. I'm guessing i'm out of luck because no one I have asked IT pro or not has not heard of this.

I have my D drive root set as my rar temp directory, but it's been that way for years and usually it only makes a few folders with names like $rar. So I have no idea if it's a trojan or what. If anyone has any ideas i'd love to hear it!


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17 Jan 2015   #2
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Have you downloaded some sort of game that came through as an incomplete downloads or unzip, and caused the _rar_tmp files to appear?

I am not into any type of gaming, however, it appears there is no reputable information coming from the malware community on the issue you are having.
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17 Jan 2015   #3
RushRaccoon

WIN 7 64bit Home
 
 

I don't think any game unpacking would cause something like that, but I do download several games that are compressed and unpack into a folder. Still I really doubt that could be it.

There is probably no solution here.
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