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A strange folder named VritualRoot (not VirtualRoot) has Firefox in subfolders!

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Around the time that v3.6.4 was released, I began to notice a strange folder appeared in my system root directory, named VritualRoot. This didn't have much in it at first; but, on 7/11/2010, it acquired a subfolder named Firefox, and its profile subfolders, for 2 user accounts all the way down. The KB and a search didn't turn up anything. This is a Windows XP SP3 machine, with 2 GB DDR2 PC-4200 RAM and 135 GB free on system partition, Intel P4-519J 3 GHz. It is not directly Firefox causing a problem (except that I cannot get news clips to play on video.yahoo.com, but that is probably not elated to VritualRoot folder), but because the folder is full of Firefox "stuff," I thought that one of you all might have something to say on this.

All helpfully intended suggestions will be appreciated!


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Helpful Reply

do you have comodo internet security or firewall installed?

KauntNull 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

Most probably you have installed Comodo Antivirus in one of its recent releases. It automatically creates a folder named "VritualRoot" (notice the typo! according to their support forum it's intentional!) on your C:\ drive, which is used to run applications in a secured sandbox environment.