Registry Keys as Files on C Root

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nrshapiro

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I just noticed my system has a bunch of registry keys as file names on Drive C.

e.g.,

{BB30B90B-DB5C-442D-82F8-C2C7A0707D33}
{032318CB-34A4-4B89-B162-796985058E9A}
{D987B4DB-1DFC-4140-AAA3-809C6031158B}
{4B5D4BA2-3187-4A0B-B027-3DDD387C0FC7}
{080A2968-DDB5-43B0-BDD3-0059E37990AF}

Running Windows 7 Pro, Build 7601

Seem to be mostly created late at night when I'm not using the computer, and thus seem suspicious. Anyone know what these are, or what program is creating them? They are binary, look like binary registry format. Something backing up registry settings while I'm asleep?

Thanks in advance.

Neil
 
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Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

Please download & run this forum's sys info tool.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links

When did the computer last work well? Sometimes the exact date is important.

What changed; a hardware or software install or removal; a W7 update [ check W's update history ]; an update to a program such as Adobe Reader or Java or example; an update to your anti malware [ virus , spyware, etc ] program?

Please provide a screen shot of C:

Would you describe yourself as a beginning, intermedate or advanced computer user?


Use W7's snipping tool, or follow the instructions, below
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Use-Snipping-Tool-to-capture-screen-shots

or
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-the-windows-snipping-tool/

screenshot

On your keyboard, look for a key labeled "print screen" OR "PrtSc" OR "PRN SCN" or some variation.
When you want to capture that which is displayed, press the print screen button.
Open Paint [ start > programs / all programs > accessories > paint [ rarely MS Paint]
Maximize Paint
left click "edit"
Left click "paste"
file > save as.
Save the file to any location of your choice.
File name: your choice, for example: "filename"
save as type: left click down pointing arrow. Left click jpg / jpeg
Left click "save" / "ok".

The file name has now been saved as filename.jpg [ or filename.jpeg ].


Return to the thread.
Left click "go advanced".

Left click "manage attachments"
left click "browse"
browse to the location, on your computer, where you saved "filename.jpg"
Left click filename.jpg
left click "open"
left click Upload"
close window of upload screen after the file has been uploaded.

enter text into the reply area.
left click "submit"


If there is information on the screen that you don't want to display, you can use the eraser [ looks like a bar of soap, left column, 2nd from the top. You can remove large areas by clicking on the dotted outline column button, top, right column, then drag your mouse while holding down left mouse button ] to surround that which you don't want displayed. Then, press "delete" on your keyboard. Then save.

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