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Random folder that says backups

  1. #1

    Random folder that says backups


    I just noticed an random folder on my desktop that I didn't create called backups. Is there any programs that automatically do this, I haven't installed anything recently on my computer

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    I'm not sure if this will help but can you right click and look at properties and see when it was created. Have a look also in file explorer and see what the last modified date is. This might help remind you.

    What is inside it?
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  3. #3


    Um it's not a vie
    wabl
    e file and it
    was cr
    eated
    yesterday so it's recent
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    What do you mean it is not a viewable file? Is it a folder or a file?
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    It's a file in an folder I finally got it to open using chrome, it says "03 Toolbar No name", maybe it has something to do with Hijackthis
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    Try running malwarebytes - https://www.malwarebytes.org/free/
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    I got malwarebytes pro running on my computer with real time detection on, I ran all scans (quick, full, and flash), found nothing
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    Delete it then. It is your computer - if you don't know why it is there then kill it. No normal program will put stuff on your desktop without asking you.
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  9. #9


    It's deleted, I think it was "HijackThis", it's a legit program but it's not very user friendly and doesn't got good instructions
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