A folder named Autoip

January 7, 2018 at 15:09:12
Specs: Windows 7
I have a folder that shown up in my documents. The name of the folder is Autoip. inside the folder is a Notepad file that just says [USB002]. I have deleted this folder, and it keeps coming back. At first I thought it might be a trogen or a virus of some kind.

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#1
January 7, 2018 at 15:57:26
Googled it:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Aut...
Is your computer connected to a router or other device that can assign it an internal IP address?
Is that device on? The file apparently is generated when there is not DHCP or it is not responding. Not sure why the reference to USB002 unless you have a Wifi dongle plugged into your USB port.
If that is the case and your Wifi is running properly then it is probably the computer assigning a network designation to the device with the IP address being recognized as for the computer.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
January 8, 2018 at 03:27:36
I am on Cox, and have a UBEE, Model DDW366, wireless router. I only have one desktop connected to it, but occasionally connect my laptop to the wireless. I have had the same setup for about 3 years. I have Norton antivirus, and have used it to scan this folder, which checks out fine. I don't have a wifi dongle.

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#3
January 8, 2018 at 13:57:07
Is there a USB printer or print server plugged into a USB port "USB002" port?
I did pick up that there are some printers and print servers that make use of the Autoip to generate IP addresses if there is not a DHCP available or answering. I do not understand it well enough to point to a USB printer or print server for sure but it is possible I guess.
You could test it by unplugging any printer or print server and deleting the file. If it stays away until the printer is reconnected then it may be necessary for the printer. Be sure to test the printer after plugging back in to be sure that it does not need to be reinstalled to be recognized after the delete.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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