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Windows 7: Mysterious files with names like 000c3b669755dcf in My Documents

12 Apr 2017   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Mysterious files with names like 000c3b669755dcf in My Documents

I know its a bad title but I'm lost on what to call it.

Anywho, I support my company's computers and one of my users reported a collection of detritus appearing my My Documents.

I thought it strange that the file name and author were the same as well.

I haven't the foggiest idea what would cause this or how to prevent it. Sure I could simply delete the files an hope for the best but I was hoping the community may have some insight as to what we're looking at here.

Many thanks for any help :)

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12 Apr 2017   #2

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

Ok wow. So I dug more into this and I failed to notice that this view was sorted by author.
So it's showing a list of documents by author name.

I've never seen this before.

Mystery solved.

Sorry to be a bother.
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12 Apr 2017   #3

win 8 32 bit

Can you use or read the files OK? It looks similar to files being encrypted by ransomware
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