In my Program Files, there are a number of really suspicious folders containing 0 bytes that are fully locked down permissions-wise.

The folders include:

* AVG
* Avira
* AVAST Software
* Bitdefender Agent
* BullGuard Ltd
* ESET
* Baidu Security
* Checkpoint
* G Data
* Panda Security
* Windows Sidebar
* 360

I just found out today about this, obviously i’ve never installed any of this. They all have the same date and time as well (27 jan 2019).

I found this thread ([https://www.reddit.com/r/compsec/comments/8jompd/folders_in_program_files_for_antiviruses_i_didnt/](https://www.reddit.com/r/compsec/comments/8jompd/folders_in_program_files_for_antiviruses_i_didnt/)) from years ago about someone having the same problem but it’s unclear why it happened since he didnt add much.

Anyone ever heard about something like this?

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