06-25-2012 06:48 AM
I was wondering if anybody has had this happen to them, I own (3) - 2Tb external hard drives, Models: ST320005EXA101-RK and all of them at different times keep adding these folders to my hard drive: Thunderdownload with these folders inside that folder: Image, Music, Movie. With nothing inside those folders, and it installs another folder: ThunderDB with an 8k thunder.db data base file inside that one.
I keep deleting the folders but in a few days they are back again, I scanned the hard drives for malware and viruses but they found nothing, I'm assuming this is some kind of hidden software that Seagate installed that does this on it's own but I have yet to find any mention of it on this site so I came here to see if any of you have had this happen.
So if it is seagate software how can I get rid of it for good? Thanks
06-26-2012 06:42 PM
This isn't something with the Seagate software at all, that I'm certain on...I found a few forum topics with people having the same kind of issue but never found any sort of solution on those forums. This was all found with just a google search of "Thunderdownload".
What happens if you do a format on one of the drives? Do the files stop appearing or do they reappear after the format?
06-28-2012 04:44 PM
It don't matter if I format, it will show up again, I'm thinking that it is spyware or malware, I have checked on Google like you say, I found the company that makes it, it has to be in one of my files I store on there, I have scanned with spybot search and destroy, super antispyware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Norton's AV, no luck, it comes up clean.
I have exact copies of each hard drive put onto another Hard drive and stored away, I also back-up the same onto DVD's for another safety measure, but for the DVD back-ups I only pick the real important stuff to put on them seeing as they only hold about 4 gigs and backing up 1.8tb would require a mountain of DVD's
06-28-2012 06:30 PM
Yea, it's something funky going on with your system, it's not a drive related issue....not sure how to fix that kind of thing though. :/ sorry.
06-28-2012 07:24 PM
Thunder Download Manager add-on is a client like BitTorrent. You probably have a game or some other software installed that uses this add-on.
Apart from the annoying habit of creating unwanted folders, it seems to be harmless. Even Microsoft have published fixes to let it work with IE9.
As silence711 says, it is not related to the drive. You could have a look under add-remove programs if you haven't already.
Spybot -Search and Destroy is also a valuable tool for killing off processes that you don't want.