I recently found something on my computer in the C/windows/temp folder: WAX####.tmp (the #### are random characters, such as BEB1, 82a5, and 4f09) files. These tmp files strike me as weird since they're over 10,000 KB and every other tmp file is 50 KB or less. None of my virus scans come up with anything, and I've run several, including Norton, Malwarebytes, and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool. Even programs like RKill, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit, Hitmanpro, and TDSSKiller don't detect anything. The only program that detects them as anything is Norton Power Eraser, but they're the only programs they detect that I know for a fact aren't false positives. My research gives me mixed messages as to whether these are actual viruses or some heuristic programs such as Avast (which I downloaded because I accidentally clicked a link to a phishing site and became paranoid it gave me a virus). Can someone help me figure out what's creating these files and if they're dangerous?
Also, these tmp files seem to be accompanied by text files called WER####.tmp.appcompat. Again, the #### are random characters, including 5a07, AAEF, and D97D.
Edited by MadDemon64, 22 September 2017 - 06:39 PM.