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Windows 7: Strange folder content

09 Aug 2014   #1

Strange folder content

I'm new here and I'm not sure if this is the right forum.
Anyhow I found one of old folders with strange content inside. Every folder and file inside have strange name (not assigned by me) and I can't delete these files because I get warning that there is a wrong name of the file, and I can't change the name because there is wrong name of the file.

On this image you can see strange names and a warning (in Polish) after I tried to delete a file. This is standard warning which says "Name of the file is wrong or too long. Choose different file name." When I try to change the name I get the same warning. There are some strange dates as well.
I don't know what to do whit this. Please help :)

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09 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro

That looks like a certain threat I know that used to do this. I also know that windows 7 has a bug that no one is sure of the cause that can also cause this behavior.

As for forcing a delete of those objects there are several ways.

This is one: Undeletable File - Delete

There is software that can do it called unlocker. As well as malwarebytes fileassassin, and superantispyware.

You can use a linux live cd to do it.

There are multiple ways, but those are the most popular.

For the possible malware issue:

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10 Aug 2014   #3


Hi andrew, thank you for answer:)
I've tried Unlocker and didn't find anything holding these files. It didn't manage to delete them.
The same with fileassassin and superantispyware. They both said that this is a wrong name and cant delete it.
I'll have to try linux live cd now, maybe Knoppix distribution will help me.
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10 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro

Ok :) , Linux disk should be able to take care of them. Then if you like you can agree to the terms and we can look into the (possible) malware removal part.
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10 Aug 2014   #5


I'm fighting with Knoppix, I'm not very good with linux OS so it's going slow and have no result yet. Deleting files as root user didn't work.
I'm starting to consider formating the drive with broken files.
Could You please tell me something more about that "malware removal"? Is it complicated or does it require some cleaning software, etc.
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10 Aug 2014   #6

Windows 10 Pro

In short, I give you steps to follow and if we find malware I give you directions how to remove it.

Try ubuntu or something more popular (and easier to use) instead and see if that allows deletion.

If you really want to be sure your clean, you can always format :) Then do all windows updates and install your antivirus software. Scan your backup, Then restore your backup.
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11 Aug 2014   #7
Sammy Rosebery

Windows XP Pro ;Windows 7 Ultimate ;Windows 8 Pro 32 bit

I can't see the image, why?
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11 Aug 2014   #8


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy Rosebery View Post
I can't see the image, why?
I'm not sure...I see it in my post.
Here's external link to this image: View image: error2
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