Apologies if this is not the correct location to post this.
I recently noticed that I had multiple folders in my Program Files folders for various and security programs that I have never installed, which I was not able to delete. The folders that I noticed were:
I was unable to delete these folders, and they requested admin privileges, when I was already the admin user.
I am running Malwarebytes 3, HitmanPro Alert, and Windows Defender, along with scans from ADW Cleaner. None of these apps detected any items both before or after I had noticed the random folders.
I have since reformatted the system this happened on, maybe in haste before I investigated further so I am unable to provide any logs, but again, comprehensive scans detected no items before or after these folders had seemingly appeared.
Has anyone seen anything like this before? I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how this could have happened or what it could have been bundled with maybe. Is there a chance anything spread to an external drive?
Any information or suggestion other than the reformat is greatly appreciated.