Old Files Now appearing As .TXT.zycizhj.ecc

Robert4

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 20, 2012
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Hello,

Have looked at a bunch of fairly old files that were originally saved as .TXT

They now appear as:

.TXT.zycizhj.ecc

What is .ecc ?
What is .zycizhj

Much thanks,
B.
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G3
Jul 30, 2003
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I think it would be bad form to try to open a potentially dangerous file, until you can be fairly certain what you have.
If you have possible malware, this would be a really good opportunity to use Malwarebytes to scan your system.
Download that if you don't have it. https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G3
Jul 30, 2003
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2,352
Delaware
what's the harm in running cat, or more?
Probably no harm (hopefully) - this is not exactly about harm, but the possibility that the file may have been modified.
Why not do a quick scan, just as a first step? If no malware is reported, then you could easily go on to try a few things.