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[Q]Strange folder : .eCtcQjbu1dgnvtFnvnr6yepTp1M=

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26th September 2014, 03:40 AM   |  #11  
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no it's definitely office Suite
26th September 2014, 09:11 PM   |  #12  
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Every android update we are getting an extra folder lol

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27th September 2014, 05:59 PM   |  #13  
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The .nomedia file that is usually created to hide media (audio/video) is a zero byte file. This OTOH, is an 80 byte file with some gibberish that appears to be encoded in various languages. Definitely a marker file from some malicious programme. Could be even towelroot!

Here's the text from the .nomedia file copied from es file explorer text editor:
ĄЏ우굏庙낉࿊袞၆➕
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18th October 2014, 11:49 PM   |  #14  
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Yes, But, Why, And Why Now...
Just got this folder with cryptic extension .eCtcQjbu1dgnvtFnvnr6yepTp1M= an hour ago, with its 1 KB .nomedia file (*), when I resumed my tablet on the PC USB (99% held ok for 9 hours),

BUTWindows (7) also complained that the external sdcard (the location of said) needed to be scanned...which...was also all okay (after a lengthy scan time on 16 GB)...

I have the uptodate OfficeSuite 7 (com.mobisystems.office version 7.5.2129; USB storage in use by the PC), as well as the oem OfficeSuite (ver 1.5.290; enabled but never used)...

(N.B. Sometimes when I turn On the USB storage the estrongs file manager app will complain.)

Ray.

* .nomedia says 4XLOцXn@;!O.b)=}lC6 uȋA{bg=T QA&b0E
18th November 2014, 10:28 PM   |  #15  
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Originally Posted by Cookie Ninja

The .nomedia file that is usually created to hide media (audio/video) is a zero byte file. This OTOH, is an 80 byte file with some gibberish that appears to be encoded in various languages. Definitely a marker file from some malicious programme. Could be even towelroot!

Here's the text from the .nomedia file copied from es file explorer text editor:
ĄЏ우굏庙낉࿊袞၆➕

Did you ever figure this out for sure? I am curious what made you think it might be towelroot? I used that APK but it is not on my system anymore and I just had another strange directory appear with naming similar to the ones in this thread.

I do not have the office application or others mentioned in this thread so that rules those out.

I can tell you that the directory name is clearly Base64 encoded. It decodes to more characters but I don't know their meaning yet (looks like gibberish/random).

In the last month the directory has appeared twice on my internal storage and SD card in the root. Both times I deleted it along with the .nomedia file that was 80 bytes.

One other detail... I noticed most threads about this topic are related to Xperia phones but I happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S4.
Last edited by hexxellor; 18th November 2014 at 10:34 PM. Reason: Added details about phone.
19th November 2014, 03:25 AM   |  #16  
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Yup. I transfer files between my devices, and I had this folder on both of my nexus (Nexi?) N7 and N10! This Folder on. Dell 7 disappeared: after reflash using mykit_batch. Surprisingly, after formatting and reinstalling from flashtool, both XZ are clean now.... go figure!

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This is the nomedia text from my N10
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Dead Cookies leave no trails...
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10th December 2014, 07:07 AM   |  #17  
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Finally. I solved what caused these strange directories and files for me.

In my case it wasn't the transfer of files. It was a an app. Others had mentioned OfficeSuite caused it and I found out they were right, but I didn't have OfficeSuite which confused me.

I found out I had the Oxford English Dictionary which was from the same company as OfficeSuite.

Every time I started the app it would re-create the folder and .nomedia files.

My phone is rooted so I did a little more looking in to it and there is a file in the application's directory under /data/data/<appname>

So in my case it was:
/data/data/com.mobisystems.msdict.embedded.wireless.oxford.di ctionaryofenglish.full/

Under that folder there is another folder called "files" which contains a strange file called ".mssnDatabase2". If you notice the file is 80 bytes in size. It happens to contain the exact same data as the .nomedia files that are created.

So that's how I figured out what was creating the strange folders for me. I hope that helps others.

BTW, the application (the dictionary) in my case appears to send the company quite a bit of info they don't need so I uninstalled it. You might want to check yours too.

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