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Random Folders Being Created on Network Drive


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#1 jeff-j

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:36 AM

I have a network share drive and every day I have these random folders that keep appearing in it. They are named the day, month, date, and year but only the months of January and February. The folders are created at random times, and when I check the owner/creator of the folder they are only created by 3 users. I check both of their computers for any malware/spyware and virus, but could find nothing. I don't know if a program is creating the folders. The three users run the same software as everyone else in the company. If there any way to tell how these folders are being created?

 

All the users are running the same same software, there are about 20 users. All the computers are running windows 7 64bit pro, the server is running Server 2003. I have ran a full scan with malware bytes and it came back clean, ran a scan with Symantec Endpoint Protection and that came back clean as well.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:27 PM

All the users are running the same same software, there are about 20 users.

Hello jeff-j

Is this a business / school / city / or other than a private setup ??

 

Most of our work here is on small Private single systems.

If you are running 20 (or so) users, do you have any of your own computer service people ??

 

Also can you please list the other sites that you have posted this at .............



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:13 AM

The issue was resolved it turned out someone was playing with some outlook addin setting that the attachments were creating the folders.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

Checking around with the users is generally the first step to take...you never know what they have been up to.

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