Weird behaviour, unknown folder showed on desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sainsburys, Jan 16, 2016.

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  1. sainsburys macrumors regular

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    #1
    I must admit I'm surprised what just happened on my Mac. I opened it today and realised some folder is on my desktop. Nothing strange? But I didn't created that folder.

    It name was cfg and it structure was as follow:
    cfg
    a
    mapstyle.sty
    ResPack.rs
    satellitestyle.sty
    trafficstyle.sty
    h
    DVDirectory.cfg
    DVHotcity.cfg
    DVHotMap.cfg
    DVVersion.cfg

    Latest two apps I installed were f.lux downloaded from https://justgetflux.com and GitUp from http://gitup.co.

    I searched for *.cfg file names in Google and found this:
    https://github.com/jcccn/Baidu-Map-...apAPI.framework/Resources/mapapi.bundle/files

    which looks like this files are from Baidu Map SDK for iOS.
    They don't look harmful, but the question is: how this folder was created on my Desktop?

    Any idea what could be wrong? I don't even want to think about malware.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Gitup is a tool for installing stuff from GitHub. The Baidu-Map files came from GitHub. Putting two and two together, I guess you downloaded something from GitHub. Just delete it if you don't want it.
     
  3. sainsburys thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    All you said is true but I didn't opened GitUp to fetch data from GitHub. I would be aware of that fact.
    I deleted files immediately after taking screenshot of files names/structure. Scratching my head "how the hell it happened"
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

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    #4
    Maybe just Gremlins. Or perhaps Gitup is configured to install those files, either as a demo or as advertising.
     
  5. sainsburys thread starter macrumors regular

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    #5
    I truly appreciate you want to calm me down and probably I'm panicking, nonetheless it would be good to know what/how/when it happened. I removed GitUp, downloaded it again but mysterious did not appeared.
     

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