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Suffixes on files in Downloads folder


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#1 richierein

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 11:43 AM

I just took a look at my downloads folder and noticed unknown suffixes on most of the files.  Where did they come from?  If I rename the files by removing the unknown suffix, they become unuseable.  Here are some examples:

 

AcronisTrueImage2016_web(2).exe-Q4VJVSO0

AHCA COMPLAINTS.docx-1J6RVS09

ChromeSetup.exe-9UGBD8O7

 



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 12:21 PM

Do you have OEM or MS Windows DVDs and/or OS partition & data partition backups - before this happened?  Get 'em ready, you might need them.  First, heed the advice of the BC techs, they won't steer you wrong.


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 01:25 PM

This seems like a malware to me

 

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:35 AM

I have backup files.  These came from my backup.  This started out as a clean install.  I guess I could try it again but I'm still curious how this happenend..  Some of the files are still ok but not many.  My system is totally clean of infections.


Edited by richierein, 30 September 2015 - 07:37 AM.





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