Regarding a folder in AppData.

HostileHostile Member Posts: 1 Newbie
Hello!

This is my first post on here, and my question is quite simple. I've encountered a strange folder Acer (:C)>Users>username>>AppData>Local>OEM>Hermes. This is the folder I'm talking about, there isn't much information I can gather online regarding this folder, though I did some searching and found out hermes was a ransomware, though none of the symptoms of the ransomware was present. I also found someone having the same folder inside yet another acer device so I speculated that this is a part of acer laptops and/or devices. I deleted the folder out of fear of the ransomware (I'm quite dumb and have a little trauma with computer viruses). And for the actual question, is this a normal folder and what does it do? If it's important, how do I get it back?

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  • AnhEZ28AnhEZ28 ACE, Member Posts: 2,655 Pathfinder
    It is a ransomware folder. It will be a big problem if that folder comeback suddenly.
    Please remember to include @AnhEZ28 when you want to reply back to my comment so that I can check your response.
    Thank you and have a nice day!
  • SpookyMidgetSpookyMidget Member Posts: 1 New User
    I have found the same folder. I have scanned it with my antivirus software which comes back as nothing malicious. How do I get rid of the virus? Just deleting the folder does not work.
  • Batareika007Batareika007 Member Posts: 105 Skilled Fixer

    try to scan it via "Malwarebytes"


  • sri369sri369 ACE Posts: 2,531 Pathfinder
    Hostile said:
    Hello!

    This is my first post on here, and my question is quite simple. I've encountered a strange folder Acer (:C)>Users>username>>AppData>Local>OEM>Hermes. This is the folder I'm talking about, there isn't much information I can gather online regarding this folder, though I did some searching and found out hermes was a ransomware, though none of the symptoms of the ransomware was present. I also found someone having the same folder inside yet another acer device so I speculated that this is a part of acer laptops and/or devices. I deleted the folder out of fear of the ransomware (I'm quite dumb and have a little trauma with computer viruses). And for the actual question, is this a normal folder and what does it do? If it's important, how do I get it back?
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