A couple of days ago I noticed I had a folder on my computer with more than 15 files in it. All the files were the exact same size (215 MB). They all had different names (just a bunch of random characters like Abe327(/-38s etc.
I wasn't sure what they were so I decided to try to delete them. But then I noticed they disappeared from the D drive. Then the next day I noticed a new folder, with similar names and file sizes showed up on my C drive.
The timestamps on the first set of files was almost all from a few months ago. Like the timestamps were saying 3:52 AM, 403 AM, etc. all from the same date.
Then the set of files on the C drive that just appeared had yesterday's date on them. But similarly, all the files had timestamps within a 24 hour period. Like they had all just been created.
Now this morning, all of those files are gone, and I didn't delete them. There are now no files like this in either drive.
Any idea what these files were? Why were they so large, and why are they switching drives? Why did they disappear completely now, after the initial files were there for a few months.
If you don't think it would be a dump file or any other leftovers, any clue as to what would create 200mb files on my comp? The folder had many different files, all the exact same size with different file names.
Just not sure what would create a 200mb file. Also, I would love to know some ideas as to why someone would use malware to create such large files on my computer. Don't mean to harp on this question, but I'd just love to get some idea as to what this could have actually been.