I have some strange files located in the ROOT folder & USERPROFILE folder & PROGRAMDATA folder.
- One file is called All and lacks any extension.
- The second file is called .recently-used.xbel.
- A subfolder named gtk-2.0 which also contains a file named gtkfilechooser.ini.
I have uploaded all these to VirusTotal, and several of them seem quite unique, links are below:
A while back I performed some research in order to possibly create a bootable Linux-CD (for general Windows troubleshooting purposes), so my theory is that these files could be affiliated with Linux.
So, my question is: Do Linux-related websites drop random files on visitors' HDDs while browsing?
And if so, could I possibly safely delete these files?
A scan with several AM-tools like EAM and MBAM neither detects anything, and nor does VirusTotal, so the files seem legitimate.
Thank you very much in advance!
Edited by midimusicman79, 21 June 2015 - 06:11 AM.
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