folders and filess being created on root drive.

December 19, 2011 at 22:41:48
Specs: Windows XP
files created on root drive without any extensions

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December 20, 2011 at 01:13:52
shabbir Bangalore, sounds like a nasty at work to me. Possible you've got some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.?). Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Malware Bytes ( ) seems to be the preferred remover, but I've run into a few it couldn't handle. Superantispyware seems able to handle all comers. (Info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update any cleaner prior to running. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas

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December 20, 2011 at 01:15:18
Open Windows Explorer ( Not IE ) Click on Tools> Folder Options> View

In the dropdown menu ensure there is no tick next to "Hide extensions for known file types" Save and exit. You may need to reboot.

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