posted on Apr, 18 2008 @ 09:56 AM
I lent a 2GB USB drive to a friend last week. Today it was inserted into a computer within a computer lab and was found to contain 207 folders in
arabic in addition to the files that are meant to be there. Inside each of these folders is a file with 'a wierd N', as described to me by my
friend. I don't know what the file extensions or the contents are as of yet. Tomorrow I will be able to have a look as the USB stick is being
returned to me.
--The reason I post here:
1) Virus scanners didn't pick up any viruses on the USB. I'm hoping its just some sort of malicious code but it seems very strange. I've spent a
lot of time with computers and never seen anything like it is described to me.
2) The files cannot be deleted.
3) The USB has only been inserted into 2 private laptops since it was bought from the shop and formatted. It has been inserted into approximately 6-10
computers at learning institutions.
4) My friend sent me two messages via SMS reguarding these folders that never came through. All other messages throughout the day worked instantly
with this same individual.
I don't know maybe I'm just paranoid, it just seems really strange for something to appear on my memory stick like that. I wanna know what its doing
Anyway, if anyone knows what this is or what it could be, I'd appreciate it.
Tomorrow I get it back. I should be able to get the file extensions (each file is approx 1MB in size apparently, how the hell can 207MB of stuff in
arabic appear on my drive?)
If this sounds as strange to you guys as it does to me it might also be an idea to get the folder names translated. Anyway one step at a time I
haven't even seen it for myself yet.