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Need to I.D. files ...

by pepperkay / February 23, 2005 5:21 AM PST

Hi All:

I've been using a program, Easy Cleaner by Toni Arts, and when I scan for 'unnecessary' files, I get literally thousands of files with a .bkf extension ...

The first time I ran the program, it identified more than 5,500 of these files with a total disk space of over 100 MB ...

That of course is because of the way Windows allocates space to files ... checking several of these shows they average 125 bytes in size ...

When deleted, the program puts them into the Recycle Bin ... I delete them from the Recycle Bin and several days later, run the program again ... when I do, I find thousands of these files again ...

Any ideas as to what the .bkf extension is ?? ...


Pepper Kay
Garland, TX

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Microsoft Backup Files.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2005 5:44 AM PST
In reply to: Need to I.D. files ...

You may want to research why your machine is creating them.


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Microsoft Backup Files ...
by pepperkay / February 23, 2005 6:53 AM PST

Hi Bob:

You suggest researching why my machine is creating the .bkf extension files ...

How would I go about doing that ?? ...



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The usual...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2005 7:03 AM PST

Scan for SPYWARE, look at your hijackthis log file. It's your machine and with only what you've written all I can offer is that you need to dive in and know your machine.


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MS Backup Files ...
by pepperkay / February 23, 2005 8:37 AM PST
In reply to: The usual...

I use Ad-Aware, Spy Sweeper, SpyBot. AOL Spyware, McAfee, PC Bug Doctor, CW Shredder, Trojan Hunter, Spyware Snooper and 1ClickFixit and scan regularly - at least every day ...

I have no clue as to how Windows creates these particular backup files ...

According to all the spyware/trojan horse/malware programs I run, there is no spyware nor trojan horses nor malware on my computer ...

I Scan Disk and Defrag regularly and defrag the Registry regularly also ...

Other than doing these things, I don't know what else to do ...

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The HIJACKTHIS log is next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2005 10:21 AM PST
In reply to: MS Backup Files ...

You didn't list that and it's very important since it can show you all the stuff your automatic tools missed.


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