03-14-2012 09:12 AM
Hi. I see in my Norton 360 that a file mfRZuKiD.exe.part has been downloaded to my computer. I did a search for it and cannot find it in the computer files. I am wondering if it is malware of some sort. The filename sure looks like a malware name. I have searched online and found nothing. Has anyone ever seen this? Thank you, Scott
03-14-2012 10:25 AM
The file with the extension .part is the file associated with a browser. When you start the download a .part file is created. Once the file has completed the download the .part will be removed and changed into the correct file extension. In your case it seems that you or someone tried to download a file and the file download was interrupted intermettently. So it is the reason you have that file in your computer. It is hard to name a software based on the installer file it is mostly a abbrevated form of the file. If you are not sure of the file you had tried to download you may go ahead and remove the same.
03-14-2012 10:45 AM
Thank you, Dinesh,
Maybe the file up to and including the .exe is the file that was being downloaded and maybe if it was malware, it might have been stopped in midstream by my antivirus software, thus leaving the uncompleted file. This is speculation on my part, just thinking of what could cause the interrupt. Thanks again, Scott
03-14-2012 11:07 AM
The file download may have stopped due to cracky internet connection or a sudden disconnection of the internet. Antivirus software cannot cause this problem as it will completely delete the file and all associated files if it were to be infected. The file that was trying to download was mfRZuKiD.exe I am not sure what is the file. You can go ahead and delete that file since when you try to download the file again. It will create a new .part file to download the software.
03-14-2012 11:21 AM
I think I dont want to download the file. It sure looks like malware. Maybe I got lucky. The file is not on my computer. Thanks for teaching me about the .part file extention and file download function, Scott