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Topic # 81276 10-Apr-2011 23:29 Send private message

I just discovered I have a 60 GB file, it has no extension and is just random letters and numbers.
3590F75ABA9E485486C100C1A9D4FF06HNBTDRCAYCNNNWOL

There is nothing else on the drive except recycled folders and the System Volume Information folder, which are the ones I expected to see.
Does anyone think I shouldn't delete this file?

I have a dual boot machine with XP and Win7, and those OS's are on separate hard drives (C: for Win7, E: for XP).  The drive with the long name is on Drive N: and is an external drive I use for backups.
This is a 1,000 GB hard drive partitioned with 3 drives, L:, M:, N:, 244 GB, 492 GB, 195 GB respectively.

I tried google, but it was useless.



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  Reply # 457334 10-Apr-2011 23:32 Send private message

Is it a backup of some kind?





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  Reply # 457335 11-Apr-2011 00:08 Send private message

No idea. The first part might be a GUID. No idea what for.

Does it happen to match your MAC address or any SID's on the system?
Do the file creation and mod dates line up with your backup cycle at all?
Do you have any batch process might be getting a misaligned input and using it as a filename?

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  Reply # 457339 11-Apr-2011 00:30 Send private message

Run a virus and spybots scan, most of the Google results I came up with suggest its an infection.




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