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Sophos & SecuROM Unknown Hidden Files


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#1 Salv

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

Hi, hopefully this is the correct subforum for the issue I'm experiencing.

Today I began some routine security scans. Once I got round to Sophos, I let it run for the full duration. As expected, it returned some hidden Avast files which, to my knowledge, are related to the sandbox module. However, it also returned two unexpected entries.

Area: Local hard drives
Description: Unknown hidden file
Location: C:\Users\Brad\AppData\Roaming\SecuROM\UserData\ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϴϱЄϱЃϵϳЅ
Removable: Yes (but clean up not recommended for this file)
Notes: (no more detail available)

Area: Local hard drives
Description: Unknown hidden file
Location: C:\Users\Brad\AppData\Roaming\SecuROM\UserData\ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρЂϻϵЉЃϵϳЅ
Removable: Yes (but clean up not recommended for this file)
Notes: (no more detail available)

I had no idea what these were so I did the obvious and Googled related phrases. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything definitive. SecuROM appears to be a copyright protection tool, though what these exact files are and how/if they relate to SecuROM, I don't know. The time and date of creation for both of these files is 3:54 AM 17/01/2012. This happens to be almost exactly the same time I had installed the game 'Crysis'. Crysis does also appear to use SecuROM.

How should I proceed with this? I don't want to ignore a potential threat but at the same time, these files are alien to me. Does anyone know what they are? Is there anything I can use to determine whether they're safe?

Thanks.

Edited by hamluis, 28 January 2012 - 03:30 PM.
No logs, moved from Malware Removal Logs to Am I Infected.


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