Suspious looking files.
Posted on 2001-06-06
For the past several months I've been on a personal quest to first, rid my system of all "Spyware" and second, to educate everyone I come in contact with about this subversive, dirty, underhanded, invasive... I'll stop there.
I'm suspious of every file in every directory. It's become a bit of an obsesion. I use PCMag's InCtrl5 for every program installation or just to see what's going on at 'shutdown' or 'startup'. I highly recommend it.
I've come across a group of files in the C:\Windows directory that I've not been able to identify and that is why I've come back here after a long absence.(I've amassed 6218 points so I'll be back more often.)
I used FileGrab, another PCMag utility to get a listing of the files.
C:\WINDOWS\Tr~proin.-ok 293 4/25/01 3:42 PM 4/23/01 6:17 PM 6/6/01 12:00 AM A
C:\WINDOWS\Tr~sysin.-ok 2396 4/25/01 3:42 PM 4/25/01 11:22 AM 6/6/01 12:00 AM A
C:\WINDOWS\Tr~systm.-ok 6746144 4/25/01 3:42 PM 4/25/01 3:20 PM 6/6/01 12:00 AM AHSR
C:\WINDOWS\Tr~user.-ok 1376288 4/25/01 3:42 PM 4/25/01 3:42 PM 6/6/01 12:00 AM HSR
C:\WINDOWS\Tr~winin.-ok 12314 4/25/01 3:42 PM 4/23/01 2:09 AM 6/6/01 12:00 AM A
It was the .-ok extension along with the attrib. that caught my eye. Please identify these for me. I could send some one a copy of one or more of the files but a couple of them are fairly large.