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Windows 7: Mysterious files and folders appearing - Are they Malware?

23 Oct 2017   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by General Erton View Post
I think that those have comed there just by a USB so by a flash drive.If someone just putted a USB materials monstly percen are in computer by there
I think there is more to it than that. I'm the only one who sticks USB drives into this PC. Not ready to mark as solved, just yet.

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23 Oct 2017   #12

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Pretty sure your right John, did you do as i said in my earlier post.

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23 Oct 2017   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

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25 Oct 2017   #14

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)

Hi johnblood,

Those mysterious files and folders are a result of the CyberReason RansomFree program that you have installed. See here and here. Nasdaq did a fine job cleaning you up. I don't think you have anything to worry about. Just follow the instructions in the link he provided for best security practices and you'll be fine.

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30 Oct 2017   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

I had this exact same issue on my work laptop, and the help desk had no clue - until I found an article on the company web page saying they deployed Cybereason software a few months ago. Apparently they didn't think it was important to educate the Help Desk on handling these calls. Bottom line: These are benign "canary files" created by Cybereason anti-ransomware software.
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