Where Does This Come From

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BobH
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Where Does This Come From

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I was looking for an image file that I saved earlier today using Everything and sorting on date to show those files were modified today. I was surprised to find a list of nearly 300 files of the sort in the screenshot below.
NVIDIA.GIF
Where did these files come from? I have not downloaded anything from NVIDIA today. Is this malware or just the cost of using their graphics card? The only game I ever play on this system is spider solitaire. No one else uses this computer. I realize that these are very small files but they are on my SSHD and I see no reason for them. Can I delete them without causing problems?
:scratch:

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They are probably for advertisements or something like that. You can safely delete all files in that folder; it might be wise to leave the folder itself.
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Thank you, Hans!

They are gone!
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