Folder copying itself many times

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I have folder name outlookABC in F directory when I opened it I found another one name outlookABC and so and I cannot reach my data on it (three notepads files).

So anyone tell me is it a virus and how to reach my files and stop this folder from copying itself.     

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Answered By 20 points N/A #87235

Folder copying itself many times

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Hi friend,

I am not sure about virus. Outlook and all other office application program can create this type of file for temporary use. After used they did not delete those temporary files. You can not delete it manually because other program is already using that file. May be it is necessary content of your outlook application.

Though if that file copying itself and making so many copies in different location or same location, that means it is a virus. I am not sure about file category. May be it is autocopy.inf or autorun.inf. To remove this type of virus use latest updated antivirus software. You can also use online scan if internet is available.

I recommend to use Kaspersky on line scan

Answered By 0 points N/A #87238

Folder copying itself many times

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It is rather strange that the location of your folder for outlook is in the F drive unless you have change the settings.

Obviously you said you cannot see you three notepad files. So it is a virus.

Solution 1

  • Use an anti-virus and scan you F drive and if possible the whole system. This will take a while, but you have to be patient, don't worry you can still do some PC work.

Solution 2

  • Do what is best, reformat the drive to remove all the viruses in your F drive and also make sure to backup first before doing this otherwise you might lose some of your precious files in the process.
Answered By 590495 points N/A #328071

Folder copying itself many times

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This problem is obviously caused by a virus. This is similar to the virus that targets and infects USB devices like USB flash drives and external hard drives wherein, once infected, will copy every file and folder and creates duplicates. The original data will be hidden and the duplicates will be the ones visible to the user.

Download Sophos Virus Removal Tool and install. Once installed, start Sophos then wait for the virus signature database to get updated. When updating is complete, click to start scanning your computer. Sophos scans everything on your computer including devices connected via USB port. When a virus is found at the end of the scan, remove it then repeat the scan over and over until it no longer detects a virus.

Don’t disable your antivirus when using the tool. Sophos works alongside any antivirus program you may have. Note: this is not an antivirus so don’t use it as replacement to your antivirus. It is just a tool to remove hard-to-detect viruses. It doesn’t have real-time protection like what antivirus programs provide.

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