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MDT folder... what is it?


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Mark Williams

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Hello, and hope all had a pleasant Thanksgiving!

I noticed a file folder in my root directory called "MDT" today. It has three items in it:
MSetting,ini 1 kb. 11/16 9:02 pm
path.ini 1 kb. 11/23 8:41 am
Setting.ini 7 kb. 11/16 9:02 pm

Is this anything to worry about? As far as I know, I did not download or install any new software. Everything seems to be running OK, and scans with AVG, Asquared, and Spybot come up clean, and I have SpywareBlaster running (all are updated regularly and have the most current files running).

Web searches for MDT pull up a variety of sites, mostly about the stock of a legitimate company, Medtronic, Inc.

Unsure, but filled with turkey in California......

Edited by Mark Williams, 23 November 2007 - 01:37 PM.

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I would suggest you delete it, since it just appeared randomly one day. :)

If you didn't install any new programs requiring it, then nothing is using it.

Edited by Slikkie, 24 November 2007 - 01:56 AM.

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I wouldn't just delete a file/ folder without knowing what it is. It could be malware/ spyware/ or even just an update to some program.

Right click on the .ini and open it. It will open in notepad. This might give you a clue as to what it is/ belongs to.
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I doubt that with all those programs finding nothing, that this could still be malware. :)
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I would agree with Runner. I opened the ini's and found a lot of stuff dealing with settings for dvd players, but also about grabbing contacts from Outlook (which will be fruitless, since I don't use Outlook). I have looked at my Hijack this file and cannot find any reference to these ini files, but then again, maybe I don't know exactly what to look for. Also, the date on the path file changed to today's date, so somehow the computer is being commanded to do something with that file each day.

It seems to have something to do with something called "Million Dollar Traffic"

Edited by Mark Williams, 25 November 2007 - 12:48 AM.

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If you're still unsure if this could be malware or not, post your HJT log here and see if the Malware Experts can find anything. :)

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If you know nothing about "MDT" or "Million Dollar Traffic" then delete it. It's obviously some advertsing thing that has put itself on your PC. If I we're you, i would just press the delete button...

Lol, you should try putting the words "MDT folder" into google and just for fun see how much private info you get! scary stuff....
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I looked over the hijack this log line by line and could not find any references to MDT, or to Msettings.ini or Settings.ini I created a new Restore Point, then deleted the MDT folder. I rebooted, holding my breath. Everything went fine, and all seems ok after a full day of use and several shut downs and start ups. :)

I am closing this thread.

Edited by Mark Williams, 26 November 2007 - 09:44 AM.

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Good stuff :)
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