I have recently found out that there is a hidden folder in my Home Directory named putty with a file named "randomseed" inside. I know PuTTY on Unix stores its data there, and I have read around that FileZilla might actually create that folder. Problem is, I have never used PuTTY and can't remember installing FileZilla on my MacBook Pro. I have looked at the date the folder/file were last opened, and it was months ago so it was impossible for me to find out whether it coincided with installing any apps.
For good measure I have deleted the folder and the file within it. I have even downloaded and opened FileZilla just to see whether that folder was going to be regenerated but no.
I am aware that finding out where it came from is going to be impossible, but I'm looking for reassurance that it might not be anything malicious, like someone trying to connect to my machine via SSH or something, (all the Sharing options in my System Preference are disabled).
If anyone has any idea about this please let me know, I am a bit worried.
Thanks a lot!