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8E08 File Type

04/24/2017 806 views
Was working on this computer where all of the files were changed to 8E08
Never saw that file type before and Google did not have any information on
Wanted to know if anyone has saw this file before and how do I get rid of whatever caused it
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  • That almost sounds like some kind of ransomware....
  • ...or a faulty script accidentally launched\tested on a host machine instead of VM ;)
    To get rid of this you would need to do some research, for example verify if 8E08 files are still creating (then you could use ProcMon to get the process name responsible for files creation).
    As jboling noticed it may be some kind of virus/malware/ransomware. You could try to scan your computer with anti-virus/anti-malware app.
    If 8E08 replaces files on a hard drive I could guess it is a ransomware.

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