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Offline Nunzio77

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File: message.json - What are they?
« on: December 06, 2020, 03:10:40 PM »
Hi,
after installing the AOS extension I did a scan with Hitman Pro and it found me about 174 traces of message.json file (see attachment).
They were created at the following path in the various subfolders (see attachment):
C: \ Users \ Nunzio \ AppData \ Local \ Google \ Chrome \ User Data \ Default \ Extensions \ gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki \ 20.2.500_0 \ _locales

What are these files?
Can I also feel comfortable on the subject of privacy?

Thanks.
Thank you and good day!
Nunzio
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Re: File: message.json - What are they?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 08:28:45 AM »
Nobody answers? ??? ??? :-\
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Re: File: message.json - What are they?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2021, 09:12:03 PM »
Can anyone give me an answer? ::) ::)

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Re: File: message.json - What are they?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 10:46:32 PM »
Personally I'm no fan of hitman pro and would take much of what it finds with a pinch of salt (a lack of confidence i what it reports).  I would have though, having a cyber security avatar, you might have known.

Have you not tried a google search for this, that would have been the first port of call. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=message.json especially what are they (JavaScript Object Notation files). 
These can have a legitimate purpose, but no doubt they could also be misused.
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