Windows 10: Strange files

Discus and support Strange files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Earlier this year, I transferred files from my old phone to my computer. Some of the files have this name: ___.gif.trigger. I tried opening the files... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by CJW, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. CJW
    CJW Win User

    Strange files


    Earlier this year, I transferred files from my old phone to my computer. Some of the files have this name: ___.gif.trigger.


    I tried opening the files w/IrfanView, Paint, Notepad, Word, an internet browser; I even removed the .trigger from the name; but nothing I've tried will open these files. Does anyone know what these are & how I open them?

    :)
     
  2. AndreTen Win User

    Help with ThetaVestaJEA.exe file

    In mscofig, where you said service is listed - disable it. Also check Startup files, if anything strange is there and disable it. Then run ADVcleaner and Malwarebytes.

    But first you should check VirusTotal, like Golden suggested
     
    AndreTen, Nov 13, 2020
    #2
  3. Strange files

    Hello Chao,

    Let's determine the cause of the issue. To get started, we'd like to clarify if you've downloaded any files before the albumart JPG file appeared.

    If you're not comfortable seeing the files, you can hide it by following these steps:

    • Right-click on the file, and select Properties.
    • Click General Tab.
    • Under Attributes, select Hidden and click
      OK
      .

    We'll keep an eye out for your response.
     
    Antoneth Ber, Nov 13, 2020
    #3
  4. Strange files

    Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Nov 13, 2020
    #4
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