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Old 09-17-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Weird files show up on Home like 352mwjLfDD


Weird files started showing up on Home files with music videos etc.
Trying to delete it says it's 850 mb but after file operations was preparing to delete it said it was going to eliminate 450,000 files

File is labelled 352mwjLfDD and 2 more weird files like this have showed up

What is this?
 
Old 09-17-2014, 07:01 PM   #2
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What does this return:
Code:
stat 352mwjLfDD
file 352mwjLfDD
 
Old 09-18-2014, 06:59 AM   #3
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weird files show up on home like 352mwjLDD

Huh? If you mean when I try to open it I get nothing--the wheel just keeps turning LOL and stops
 
Old 09-18-2014, 07:21 AM   #4
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no, that means open a terminal window and execute those commands inside.
 
Old 09-18-2014, 09:23 PM   #5
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Weird files show up on Home like 352mwjLfDD

Entered those numbers into the terminal and says no such command exists
 
Old 09-18-2014, 10:30 PM   #6
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Did you enter

Code:
file 352mwjLfDD
in the terminal?

file is a command.
 
Old 09-18-2014, 11:37 PM   #7
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Weird files show up on Home like 352mwjLfDD

When I enter the stat and numbers, the terminal says it cannot stat

When I enter file with the numbers, I get no such command exists

I downloaded 3 items in terminal and it said download complete but the files couldn't be found.

I don't remember now exactly what they were.

I just want to delete them without file operations going crazy and stating it's going to wipe out 450,000 files

Bleach bit didn't work on one in trash Other deletion options?
 
Old 09-19-2014, 01:47 AM   #8
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ok, so open the terminal and execute the following (line by line)
Code:
cd
ls -l
please post the result
 
Old 09-19-2014, 03:30 AM   #9
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Weird files show up on Home like 352mwjLfDD

It gives a listing of everything under my computer files Desktop through Documents Downloads Music Pictures etc and how many each file contains
Also lists the 2 series of numbers with no info
 
Old 09-19-2014, 04:08 AM   #10
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It gives a listing of everything under my computer files Desktop through Documents Downloads Music Pictures etc and how many each file contains
Also lists the 2 series of numbers with no info
Then what he is really after is for you to copy/paste the lines with the series of numbers (the rest is not of much interest I think).

So you should copy and paste the lines that look something like...

Code:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user user  123456 Sep 19 01:03 352mwjLfDD
Then he wants you to post the output of stat and file for each of those files, something like...

Code:
file 352mwjLfDD
352mwjLfDD: ELF 32-bit LSB  executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not stripped

stat 352mwjLfDD
  File: ‘352mwjLfDD’
  Size: 31917           Blocks: 64         IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 815h/2069d      Inode: 525952      Links: 1
Access: (0755/-rwxr-xr-x)  Uid: (  500/  user)   Gid: ( 1002/  user)
Access: 2014-09-19 01:56:59.159293814 -0600
Modify: 2014-09-19 01:56:39.730598644 -0600
Change: 2014-09-19 01:56:39.730598644 -0600
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What he is trying to do is to figure out where those files are, and why you cannot perform operations on them. But he needs the actual output pasted here, not just a description of it.

If what you see does not fit the above description then at least post here what you are seeing that you said "Also lists the 2 series of numbers with no info".

Last edited by astrogeek; 09-19-2014 at 04:11 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2014, 09:26 AM   #11
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Do you use Bleachbit?
 
Old 09-19-2014, 10:38 AM   #12
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Weird files show up on Home like 352mwjLfDD

Yes, used Bleach Bit multiple times-same result gets to trash and the wheel spins interminable and stops

Entering file: then the numbers--the terminal repeated file: and said no such command exists when entering the 3 files

In Trash--- 3SzmwJLfDD

Still on my named computer's files---/home/jazzbo/NBc.izA4Sf and/home/jazzbo/nwDR1ri7Ym

So,normal delete--normal empty trash and Bleach bit are all a no go

Don't we all love a good soap opera?
 
Old 09-19-2014, 11:54 AM   #13
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Try deleting as root. Type in the terminal
sudo rm /home/jazzbo/NBc.izA4Sf
and see if that works. Type it exactly: you don't want any nasty accidents!
 
Old 09-19-2014, 01:53 PM   #14
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Weird files show up on Home like 352mwjLfDD

Per last, this is what terminal reported

rm: cannot remove ‘/home/jazzbo/NBc.izA4Sf’: Is a directory
 
Old 09-19-2014, 09:29 PM   #15
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You can remove a directory, even if it contains files with

Code:
rm -r [directory]

That is a very useful command when you no longer need a directory.

It it were me, I'd be inclined to take a look inside that directory and see what it contains. That may give some hint as to why it appeared.
 
  


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