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Kudos0

What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

I have the following files in my Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# folder: MBX@3EA4@4801A18.### 2KB 2/8/2018 5:45AM MBX@3EA4@4801A28.### 2KB 2/8/2018 5:45AM MBX@3EA4@4801A38.### 2KB 2/8/2018 5:45AM MBX@3EA4@4801A48.### 2KB 2/8/2018 5:45AM MBX@44A8@2901A18.### 2KB 8/2/2018 2:18AM MBX@44A8@2901A18.### 2KB 8/2/2018 2:18AM MBX@44A8@2901A18.### 2KB 8/2/2018 2:18AM MBX@44A8@2901A18.### 2KB 8/2/2018 2:18AM MBX@44A8@2901A18.### 2KB 8/2/2018 2:18AM Norton scan reports Safe on these files, and there is no entry in my Registry for them. Virustotal.com reports 2 red instances for each of these files, one in CrowdStrike Falcon (ML) and one in Cylance. There is nothing in Quarantine. I am worried about these files. What are they?

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Kudos0

Re: What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

MBX is an email file format created by Microsoft Outlook Express.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1069459

maybe, run LiveUpdate until no updates + machine Restart (not Shut down) and run Full Scan with Norton Security.

You may always > Chat with Official Norton Support

Kudos0

Re: What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

I think you meant to write that the file extension "MBX" is created by Outlook Express. I've run the Windows Update and it tells me that I am up to date (the last update was either earlier this week or late last week). Yesterday I posted the problem in the Norton malware forum site and am now waiting for a response. Thanks for your reply!
Kudos0

Re: What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1069459 

Yesterday I posted the problem in the Norton malware forum site and am now waiting for a response. 

Norton malware forum site? 

Kudos0

Re: What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

I am wondering what app uses those files. I cannot find any reference to the ### extension on the internet.
Kudos0

Re: What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

Skuddle: Virustotal.com reports 2 red instances for each of these files

Curious, please post VirusTotal link(s).    

Please post link for "posted the problem in the Norton malware forum site".

You may always > Chat with Official Norton Support.I am wondering what app uses those files. I cannot find any reference to the ### extension on the internet.

Have you cleared temporary files.  

Skuddle: Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# folder: 

Curious, you have a Roaming path folder/file with (that ends in) .# ?   Roaming/.# ?

How to post an image in the forums.

https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/66860/why-am-i-getting-in-a-date-formatted-field/


Skuddle: I am wondering what app uses those files. I cannot find any reference to the ### extension on the internet.

source google: mbx@*@*.### 

Mysterious folder .# with two files MBX@ ... .### 
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/WINDOWS/en-US/7665fee5-3351-4884-9eb9-455f468d3b92/mysterious-folder-with-two-files-mbx-?forum=windowsmalware

What is mbx@100@8732b8.### doing on my computer?https://www.processlibrary.com/en/directory/files/mbx@100@8732b8/427008/

Kudos0

Re: What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

Kudos0

Re: What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

Thanks

Let us know your progress.  

Maybe, post on https://www.tenforums.com/  or https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/

and FWIW ~ I think VirusTotal detection 1 or 2 out of 66 or 67 strongly suggests false/positives. 

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Kudos0

Re: What Are the .### Files in my Win10 Users/ME/AppData/Roaming/.# Folder?

I deleted the \.# folder and its contents 2 days ago and it has not returned. I'll check my \roaming folder every few days and if, after a couple of weeks, will mark this thread as a "solution".

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