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PLEASE HELP ME! Strange File in All Files Folder!


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#1 cloud_strife95

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 04:22 AM

It's a white file called ps.pid and I deleted it before and I connected my phone to my computer and it appeared there even though I deleted it and I deleted it from the computer. then when I looked at my phone several hours later its there again
can anyone tell me what it is?
 
I've already done a factory reset like I don't know how many times and it's still there
 
It appeared after I went to a website that I quickly backed out of
 
Please help me. Avast and 360 say I'm clean but I don't know what it is
 
It's called qs.pid . Please help.

Edit: Moved topic from Cell Phones to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 02:08 PM

What operating system is your phone so that we can move this topic to the right forum.

a pid file extension usually is used for a process ID. So that plugins and api's can interact with applications. But that is a general descriptor. If we know the OS involved we can be more specific.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 07:54 PM

What operating system is your phone so that we can move this topic to the right forum.

a pid file extension usually is used for a process ID. So that plugins and api's can interact with applications. But that is a general descriptor. If we know the OS involved we can be more specific.

 

It's os version is  4.4.4 is that what you mean?



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 08:57 PM

Apple ios or Android? But with 4.4.4 I'm going to lean heavily that it's Android KitKat?

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 09:02 PM

Apple ios or Android? But with 4.4.4 I'm going to lean heavily that it's Android KitKat?

 

It's an android, samsung galaxy 4



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 09:33 PM

So in your initial topic you say you have a file. But you mention two different file names.

First sentence it's ps.pid

Last sentence it's qs.pid

Which is the right file name?

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 09:53 PM

So in your initial topic you say you have a file. But you mention two different file names.

First sentence it's ps.pid

Last sentence it's qs.pid

Which is the right file name?

Whoops I'm so sorry

The file name is qs.pid


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 10:53 PM

Every Android resource I have so far says the file is 5 bytes in size and related to an application/octet-stream. But not what application/octet-stream. Nor am I able to determine if it's a required file. Neither can I determine if it's malicious in any way.

But I have found 3-4 posts asking this same exact question as far back as Mar 2014 with no definitive answer.

At this point I don't have an answer for you, unfortunately.

EDIT: But every post mentioning the file was a Samsung. So there is that connection.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 10:57 PM

Well darn. I'm so scared it might be a virus especially since after I plugged it on my computer, my computer went a bit crazy but I think its cause I didn't let my computer load properly and afterwards I scanned my computer with MBAM, Adware Cleaner, TDSSKIller, and Hitman Pro and they all said I was clean. But I mean I'm  still worried.

 

When it came back recently I renamed the file Iwillkillyou.pid lol and since then it hasn't popped back. I don't know if that means anything?



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 11:02 PM

Every Android resource I have so far says the file is 5 bytes in size and related to an application/octet-stream. But not what application/octet-stream. Nor am I able to determine if it's a required file. Neither can I determine if it's malicious in any way.

But I have found 3-4 posts asking this same exact question as far back as Mar 2014 with no definitive answer.

At this point I don't have an answer for you, unfortunately.

EDIT: But every post mentioning the file was a Samsung. So there is that connection.

 

My sister has the same phone and she doesn't have the file at all.



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 11:54 PM

I very very highly doubt that a tiny Android/Linux file would have any affect on a windows computer.

Okay how many billions of Samsungs are there? And I found only 4 topics, with no answers. So the likelihood that your sister has the exact same issue as you? I would have been quite surprised if she had the file.

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