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2 files appared in Libre listing but not in my computer how do I delete them

asked 2021-01-13 23:02:54 +0100

mikeandfran gravatar image

file:///C:/Users/User/AppData/Local/Temp/lu9848bmagw9.tmp/lu9848bmagwf.tmp/index.htm www.bitshute.com (remote) - LibreOffice Writer/Web Disturbing. I didn't create them and can't get rid of them. First has a location in my files but it isn't there. I do have "hidden items" turned on. My security blocks "bitshute" as a dangerous site. How were these created in LibreOffice and how do I get rid of them?

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Three questions :

  1. Have you been using LibreOffice to view documents on the Internet?

  2. What is your operating system? (I ask because you might need to use a 3rd party file manager to delete files that your operating system's own file manager cannot see.)

  3. Have you scanned your computer using a reliable virus detector since these mysterious files appeared?

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2021-01-14 18:55:19 +0100 )edit

I use Mozilla browser and run Win 10, 64 bit. I bookmark links of articles, and download pdf's when I can. But in case an article is (often) gone when I open a link again, or no pdf, I copy/paste articles from the websites into a LibreOffice document. The "AppData" file has since turned into/been replaced by? a really long thing that begins with https:// and includes the names of 3 sites I just visited. I have Bitdefender paid version and Malwarebytes Pro, both do scheduled scans, still coming out clean. They do a great job, one or the other always blocks any malicious site I might stumble onto, but I think I should do a deeper scan, like for registry? Rootkits? I had a file manager once and it was suspicious so I uninstalled it.. Thanks for your help :)

mikeandfran gravatar imagemikeandfran ( 2021-01-15 05:32:21 +0100 )edit

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answered 2021-01-14 08:16:34 +0100

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To delete, click on the red cross in the upper right corner of the file

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all that does is delete the shortcut from the list on the pop-up when you open the LibreOffice program. The file is still wherever I put it in my computer. Except these two that appeared out of nowhere and I can't get rid of.

mikeandfran gravatar imagemikeandfran ( 2021-01-14 09:01:44 +0100 )edit
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