Hoping someone can help me here.
I recently ran a thorough scan of my HDD using Malware bytes. It found a folder in AppData / Roaming titled dclogs and inside this loads of .dc files which Malwarebytes marked as "Stolen.Data".
These .dc files started around January of 2013 and the last one being in October of 2013 (they just stopped being created then). My antivirus hadn't picked up anything problematic during this time.
I read up on what these files were and I understand them to be darkcomet / trojan log files.
I opened up some of the .dc files in notepad and sure enough they were full of private information (contents of emails, passwords, usernames etc.). Very worrying.
I have a HIPS firewall (on PC and another separate firewall on router) and I don't allow anything to go through this firewall without me approving it and creating a rule to allow or deny. There hasn't been any entry in my Firewall allow/deny tables for anything out of the ordinary for the last couple of years.
Guess I'm sort of looking for some sort of peace of mind really as the contents of these dc log files was alarming, loads of personal information - Is it likely that the contents of these files was accessed by someone or does whatever app generate these logs automatically and the files just sit there? Would my firewall have likely protected me?
I've had no email, social or any type of online account breaches or anything in years.
Edited by Bogen, 04 March 2014 - 10:06 PM.