1. RC says:

    October 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I have two of these directories (empty) and a third with the exact files you described – they are only on my external hard drive. However; I have never run the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. It would help, if you stated the exact file sizes for the legitimate files in you analysis. Thank you for your efforts and for making them public.

  2. Mitch says:

    October 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Hello RC and thank you for your comment.
    I am afraid I don’t see how the file sizes have any bearing on the course of action you decide to take when you find a folder/file as described above.
    If you’re not comfortable deleting the folder then simply leave it be, it won’t impact your system at all.

    The MSRT does run once in the background upon first download, so it is possible you didn’t know it had run when it did.

  3. Jeffrey says:

    March 31, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I presume the files will be the same as anyone else, I have the following files
    my operating system is windows 7 64bit
    the folder these files are in is named, 0ce8f791df5208f193271e3f49 and its locked
    $shtdwn$.req , REQ File ……1KB
    mrt.exe._p……_P File…………5995KB
    mrtstub.exe…. Application……79KB
    it was easily deleted

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