Strange folder in root of C drive

Anybody know what this folder is.  It is located on the root of my C: Drive with the name 8aae8fe38ddbbeace6c8c8 there is a sub directory of SP2.  Both directories are marked read only, but when I double click on the SP2 directory I get an access denied.  My PC is running XP SP2, I scanned the computer with Adaware and Symantec Antivirus with no luck.  It just seems strange, and I don't remember it being there before.
RealwizAsked:
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sirbountyCommented:
Granted - you may also have to take ownership of the folder before deleting it...
Right-click, properties, security, advanced, owner.
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younghvCommented:
Hi Realwiz,
Probably a 'randomly generated' folder name for the download and install of an automatic update from MS.

Vic
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younghvCommented:
Hit enter too soon.

Can you check the 'Properties' of any of the files inside that folder to see who it was created by?
MS should be identified if it is from them.

Vic
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sirbountyCommented:
It's definitely from Microsoft...it's a temp folder created while deploying an update package...normally it's supposed to be removed afterwards.  I'm not sure why it's surfacing so much lately (programmers getting spring fever, maybe? :)
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
One of the recent updates does not seem to remove the temp folder as it is supposed to, msxml4.exe sp2. If that is the case you should see within the folder, or a sub-folder, msxml4.txt or similar. If so you can delete it. If it contains update.exe, it is likely an incomplete update installation of some sort.
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