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8.1 folder appeared in downloads? Virus? Delete it? What do I do?


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#1 FluffyPup

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 06:37 PM

I don't know what this is, where it came from or what I should do with it. 

 

 

Today, I noticed a file folder in the Downloads.

 

It is labeled "8.1", it is 9.83 MB and contains 30 files.  Attributes are set to Read-only.

Created Monday, August 24, 2015, 3:23 PM, so I was probably using the computer at that time

but I can't be sure.

 

All of the files are dated 12/28/2013 1:31 PM and are Cabinet Files.  One file is an MSI File.

 

This is a laptop running Windows Vista Business.

 

I use Avast AV.  Scan history shows a scan on August 21, 2015, results "no virus found."

And another Full System scan on August 29, 2015, again the results "no virus found."

Malware Bytes shows a scan on August 21, 2015 which identified a PUP name AmiUpdXP

which was quarantined.

 

So, hummmm.  Any idea what this is or what I should do with it?

 

Thanks much for your time and talents!

FP


Edited by FluffyPup, 30 August 2015 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 08:38 PM

If it's in the download folder, it was put there by clicking on something.  Maybe you inadvertently downloaded an update package, or some other installation package, but in any case, I would delete it.

You can always restore it from the recycle bin if you realize what it is.


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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:57 PM

Thanks Mark.

 

Appreciate the feedback.



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:05 AM

You're welcome, FluffyPup.


A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.  -Emo Phillips




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