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What in the world are these files? VERY ODD.

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February 16, 2012 12:35:19 AM

I have two files that are worded crazy and one takes up 205 GB and the other takes up 37 GB.....

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Does anyone know what the heck these are? I don't have any space left due to these. Going into properties does not tell me anything either as to what it's associated with.

Thanks..

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a c 297 $ Windows 7
February 16, 2012 12:44:58 AM

No idea -- your C: drive seems to have a whole lot of odd files. I would run a malware program, and then download and run Ccleaner, which is a free cleaner program.
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February 16, 2012 12:57:38 AM

Hey Realbeast,

I run CCleaner every friday and Malewarebytes has shown nothing malicious in my system.

What now?

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a c 297 $ Windows 7
February 16, 2012 1:01:11 AM

Look at the programs that you run and try to figure out what generated them, then do a good backup just in case things go horribly wrong, then delete the files.
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February 16, 2012 1:13:58 AM

It seems when I deleted some financial documents using the program Eraser these files were generated. That explains the date and times on both of them. Earlier today I ran it and the file was created at about that time.

I deleted them and nothing seems to be whacking out.

I appreciate your help.

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