No, I have hidden files turned on. These are hidden folders and files. If it had been off, I wouldn't have seen them. My question was - what are they? It would be nice to actually get an answer to that. Not really sure what you were saying by telling me to turn on hidden files etc since that has nothing to do with my question.
But recently it was turned off, not by me. When I turned it back on, these folders appeared. I have never seen them before. There are two in my root directory, they are everywhere. Never were here before May 30. Something happened, no idea what.
They are also in my music, my 3 different document folders, and on and on.. I installed Easy Synch Crypto Monitor that day. So I'm going to uninstall it and see it they leave. I do not understand why, if crypto monitor put them in, why aren't they signed. Properties shows only that I created them the evening of the day I installed that program.
So still hoping for someone to actually answer me or look at the files. Now one folder has a png file, along with 6 docs and 2 gifs. Since I always have it on (except something maybe crypto monitor, suddenly turned them off), I would have noticed them before. The earliest version on backups is again, May 30. And interestly enough, all of my restore points prior to that date are gone too.
I installed crypto whatever from here, and didn't see anything that said it would change my settings and remove my restore points. So it may be a coincidence. But what is ^uaoklsjtmjklwkxebtltb.bmp sitting in folder C:\@klsjtmjklwkxemakknkop in my root? Along with lots of other files and the other root folder !ikxqhnklsjtmjklwkxehc with its load of files like &kjklsjtmjklwkxehlqxtm.png