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What Are the "###" Files in My WinVista Roaming Folder?


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#1 skuddle

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 01:14 PM

I have several of these files (extension = ###) that were placed there about a month ago. I would like to know what they are and if they are dangerous.

 

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 05:05 PM

Do you have show all extensions enabled under file and folder view ?



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 12:42 PM

Yes, all extensions are visible.

 

Using Vista SP2. I'm unable to find anything on Google about "###" file extensions.

 

I have 8 files, all 2048 bytes long, in a folder named ".#" in \roaming. They are named:

 

MBX@1440@2BA1C18.###

MBX@1440@2BA1C28.###

MBX@1440@2BA1C38.###

MBX@1440@2BA1C48.###

MBX@DD0@2991C18.###

MBX@DD0@2991C28.###

MBX@DD0@2991C38.###

MBX@DD0@2991C48.###

 

They are dynamic link files but Bleepingcomputer will not let me upload any of them.



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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:29 PM

I'm unsure of what they are. I have gleamed that they are almost certainly not malware related. They are exclusive to Vista, Update/Service Pack, and DOS.

 

I would simply delete them.



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 12:51 PM

Sorry for the 3-year delay in replying to your post.

 

I deleted the files (*.###) and since doing so I reinstalled Windows Vista.  Problem solved.

 

About 2 months ago I found the same *.### files on a different computer (running Windows 10 Home). I deleted them and so far have found no problems.

 

Thank you for your reply and your help.






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