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#1 fieldhippy

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

On May 18 and 19, my external drive developed 200,000+ "crappydata"  .dat files. They are 2048 KB each and are called "Video CD Movie". They are near impossible to delete as there are so many of them. Is my drive failing? Virus? Hacked? Any feedback would be apprecitated.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:02 AM

 Sounds like malware to me.  I'd install the free Malwarebytes and get it up to date.  Then boot to Safe Mode and do a full scan with it and my antivirus program.  After that I'd disconnect from the Internet, temporarily disable my antivirus, go to a command prompt, and issue the delete x:\crappy*.dat command.  I'd do the delete this way because it's the quickest and easiest.

 

Good luck.


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#3 fieldhippy

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:12 AM

Thank you for your quick respons. I'll try what you suggest. Again, thank you.



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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

If you have any problems downloading, installing or running Malwarebytes OR if it comes up with anything that it cannot itself fix OR if this problem continues, start a topic in the 'Am I infected?' section of BC and refer to this topic in your post. Just copy the URL at the head of this page and paste that into any post you make to 'Am I infected?' as the reference. Also have a look at the notes of guidance before you make any such post.

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:18 PM

When wiping free space on your drive this is often the name given to the 'crappy data' written to your drive to clear it.

 

I have thousands of these and they only appear when clearing unused space on the drive.

 

I hope this puts your mind at ease.

 

Regards,.

 






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