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Help in recognising possible ransomware and removing it


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#1 GBSWALES

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:23 PM

I installed Cyberreason RansomFree after re-installing windows (I had not suffered an attack just wanted a clean system).  I noticed that in MyDocuments (which is on a separate drive from my system) that a folder had appeared which I did not recognise. Named "Z_D application 31" Having checked inside it to make sure it didnt relate to any software I had installed I deleted it.  RansomFree immediately popped up a warning about ransomware attack and  I chose the option to clean which seemed to work OK.  However when I went back into MyDocuments the folder had re-created itself.  I went through the process a few times but it is always re-created.

 

Now unless I try to delete it there doesnt appear to be any harmful activity however I feel this indicates that there is something still on my PC which RansomFree has not removed.  I tried virus scanning the folder  with SecureAPlus which submitted the files for multi engine scanning but reported nothing     This is the list of files in the folder but of course I am not risking opening any of them - perhaps someone might recognise the folder or filenames and suggest what I need to be looking for

 

 

china-door-francis-gear(mdb)
closing physics(sql)
command surface(jpg)
delaware.questioning(rtf)
s!Apb35V3qylqyui9lbRnq1xRxhRP7files.jpg?dl=0framework_recording(docx)
kids_who(doc)
provinceleafhabits(xls)
rust_comfortable_option_suit(xlsx)
transform.anxiety.press.cloth(txt)
usage-comments(pem)      

 



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:41 AM

Those are "bait folder" created by Cyberreason RansomFree

 

Might want to check out this post


Edited by samwiseOrgin, 11 December 2017 - 01:42 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:07 AM

Thanks - yes indeed the company just emailed and confirmed that is what they are  :thumbup2:



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:35 AM

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