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: HöÎ exactly like that, no file type whatsoever
The content of the file (when opened in Notepad) are:
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?