Can windows temp folder contain other temp folders?

Hello everyone

I can see on my network that there is a windows machine in which the temp folder contains another temp folder:


This seems to be trying to download a file called lare.exe.

Is it normal for a temp folder to contain another temp folder?

I was thinking this be an example of malware creating a randomly generated folder. VirusTotal does not flag the file as malicious but I am suspicious.

Any thoughts?


Windows Forum Team
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yes this is a known malware and normally hides in the app data file... it has changed names alot but you can
google any ref of; (TROJ_BUDYLINKS)

Thanks ussnorway :)

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