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Old 10-08-17, 18:29
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Default Suspicious folders in Users Directory

In addition to expected folders there are 2 suspicious ones.
"Akrebh" and "Qra8s" each containing 10 files of various types with very wierd names.
Kaspersky scan revealed no threats.
Google search produced nothing meaningful.
Anybody know what this is about? Thanks.
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Old 10-08-17, 21:47
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Download FreeFixer - that may list them and could tell you who they belong to.

http://www.freefixer.com/
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Old 11-08-17, 08:18
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Thanks Cantrel.
The files are not executable so would freefixer be any use?
Each folder contains one each of : xls, xlsx, doc, docx, jpg, rtf, txt, sql, mdb, pem.
I guess I can just delete them but I'd really like to know where they came from in case anything's lurking.
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Old 11-08-17, 08:21
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I'm not sure about that - give it a try.

EDIT - When I did a Google search on qra8s I got a few links you may want to check out unless you already have.
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Can you not rt click on each folder in turn and scan with your antivirus program or Malwarebytes, if you use it, to see if anything untoward shows?
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Old 11-08-17, 09:19
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Can you not rt click on each folder in turn and scan with your antivirus program or Malwarebytes, if you use it, to see if anything untoward shows?
You can do that with MSRT which has the option to scan files, but would that tell you the origin of the file ?
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Can you not rt click on each folder in turn and scan with your antivirus program or Malwarebytes, if you use it, to see if anything untoward shows?
See original post - scanned with Kaspersky, no threats !
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Old 11-08-17, 13:38
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Cantrel, I'm sorry for your trouble, I think I know what it is.

I recently installed Cybereason RansomFree (instead of CryptoPrevent).
I vaguely remember a message coming up saying it had deposited some files on my hard drive in order to work properly and not to worry about it.
So that must be them I guess.
They might all be gobbledegook but I'm not opening them.
I'm leaving as is and trusting all is safe.
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Old 11-08-17, 13:51
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This link might be of interest to you:

folders created in c: d: and c:\users - virus?

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning/folders-created-in-c-d-and-cusers-virus/a06755e5-4c1c-4087-9d5a-80dda003cb7b
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I recently installed Cybereason RansomFree (instead of CryptoPrevent).
I vaguely remember a message coming up saying it had deposited some files on my hard drive in order to work properly and not to worry about.
Ransomefree employs multiple methods for detecting ransomeware one of which is to create some random folders with typical files that might be encryped in an attack. It then watches these files to see if they are changed in an encryption attack. Hence leave them alone.
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