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Odd one? (File in Windows Folder)


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#1 jdash

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:08 PM

Hey all, I'm not new to the concept of removing viruses and malware from a computer, however I've ran into something I've never seen before, not sure if it even is a problem. Here's the "gist"...

This is a very recent clean wipe and install of Windows 7 Ultimate (32) (legal if there is any question)...so this computer in its current form hasn't been active long. While checking for something in my Windows folder today I found a very odd file that I have no idea what is, google searching turned up nothing. I've ran a boot level virus scan of the whole computer and I'm normally very careful with things I download (scanning, etc. before doing anything with) everything comes up clean. With the file being in the Windows folder however, that's why I was concerned.

The file is named: H exactly like that, no file type whatsoever

The content of the file (when opened in Notepad) are:

[KeyList]
Count=0

That's it, now I can delete it, but being such an odd file and its location it raised red flags in my mind. Any ideas?

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 04:44 PM

No ideas from anyone, I admit it's an odd one, I've gone ahead and deleted the file (although I kept a "copy") haven't run into problems yet...if anyone knows let me know.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:10 PM

Do you download from torrents?
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 12:40 AM

Some yes, it's a quick way to grab some files, is this torrent related? If I download a torrent I scan them as well before moving them...

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:38 PM

That is the only thing relevant that I found
I would suggest submitting the file foe a virustotal or a jottiscan

http://www.virustotal.com/
http://virusscan.jotti.org/en
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