There is a very odd folder on an external NTFS drive.
The folder is named "e3556a29348d0c587c45145d", and it has three files in it:
I've done a spot of googling and mrtstub.exe would seem to be somehow related to the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool. But there's a suggestion by some that it might just be masquerading as that.
The thing that confuses me most is why on earth the Vista update process, which I presume must have installed it, chose to place the folder on an external drive????? That makes me suspicious that it's not kosher.
Is there anyone here who has encountered a similar issue?
Does anyone know how I can tell whether I should delete the folder? And what might happen if I do?
Laptop1: Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi 2515, 2Gb RAM, 160Gb HDD (2 x NTFS parts), Window$ Vista Home Premium
USB HDD (usually connected to Laptop1): 80Gb total, 2Gb Linux-swap, 20Gb Linux-root (Ubuntu 10.10), 3.6Gb Linux-home, 50Gb NTFS