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Are these files safe?


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#1 darryl 1

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:30 PM

I found these four in C:\Windows\System32\Wbem\Repository. None of them seem to have a clear description. I tried googling their names, but only came up with very results, and most of them were very mixed (some claiming it was a virus, etc.) Can anyone help me with this?

INDEX.BTR
MAPPING1.MAP
MAPPING2.MAP
MAPPING3.MAP
OBJECTS.DATA

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:25 PM

Looks normal to me, I have much the same files, except Mapping3. The repository is for data held in the Web Based Enterprise Management form and used by WMI (Windows Management Interface). Do you have any reason to suspect them? Virus scan flag them?

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:58 PM

Well that's good to hear. :)

Nah, just wondering is all. I thought they looked a little fishy, so I figured I'd might as well ask. Hearing they were linked to some trojan wasn't really helping much either.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:01 AM

Some files have no known reason to exist other than the presence of malware, many other types of "normal" files can have been affected by malware somewhere at some time, so this is likely to have been reported and show up in a search.

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