weird folder with ms printer drivers in my home folder
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Wed Nov 11 02:27:54 UTC 2009
Vitorio Okio wrote:
> All at a sudden I've found a strange folder in /home on my Jaunty.
> The folder is using apparently random 30 digits number for its name. It
> contains 2 sub-folders: /amd64 and /i386. Each of those in their turn
> contains a bunch of same files: several .dll's, .cat, .gpd, and .inf
> files. According to a time stamp the folder is about couple of months
> The .inf file in each mentioned above sub-folders suggests that these are
> files for "Microsoft system driver files for XPSDrv print drivers."
> I cannot imagine how possibly this crap could happen in my /home on a
> pure Linux laptop that is operated within a pure Linux network
> Any suggestions folks? Should I be worried about integrity of my little
> Though I do not see how possibly this junk could be used withing Ubuntu,
> especially considering its weird location in /home folder.
I've been compromised by a worm before, and well know it's possible, but
this doesn't look anything like that.
If I were to make a wild arse guess, I think you must at some time have
installed a package that provides universal Cups printer driver for
windows network clients. I'm not at all certain the files are supposed
to be located in /home, but perhaps they got moved there by accident?
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