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    Default Mystery file on desktop

    Hi all, noticed once before and now again, when opening Windows Explorer, W10, in the Recent Files panel, this file written in Chinese and on the Desktop, except there isn't a file like that on the Desktop.

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Name:	Capture 2908.JPG 
Views:	68 
Size:	15.1 KB 
ID:	8239

    Are there hidden files on the screen?
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    Default Re: Mystery file on desktop

    Yes, there are hidden/system files on the desktop that are...hidden
    change the view to show hidden/systems files.

    I would be suspicious of that file, sent it virustotal.com to have it scanned
    It may just be a tmp file that some program is putting there , but better safe than sorry. Run a malware scan (malwarebytes etc)

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    Default Re: Mystery file on desktop

    Scanned with Malwarebytes, found a lot of things for a YT downloader. Cleared them and ran Ccleaner. Gone now, have to wait and see.
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