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i have an odd desktop icon................well it's something without an icon really; as if it's a file without the appropriate program to run it type icon.

and there is no filename just this ~

when i click properties it says:

name: ~
type of file: File
location: C:\Program FIles\...\Desktop
Size: 387KB
Size on disk: 388KB

Created: January 29, 2004, 8:34:17 PM
Modified: March 20, 2004, 5:46:10 PM
Accessed: March 25, 2004, 11:11:21 PM

so it's obviousely something i just don't know what.

any ideas o nhow to find out?
 

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This one has been around for a while. It used to appear when you did a reply too email.

It was caused by a problem with windows update and has since been fixed by a later update. Just ignore & delete it, do your updates and it will stop reappearing.
 

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Hello XPmonkey.

You could virus check the file or run HiJackThis and see whether it displays it as adware or spyware. You could copy the file location into the search box to see whether it picks it up and you may be able to determine what it is from there. It sounds pretty useless to me, it may be a temporary file that's got lost or it may be a file linked with another file. It cannot be a MS-DOS file though, as it doesn't have the file extension "INI".

I would most probably delete it, but it is up to YOU!


Hope this helps.


Will :up:
 

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AHA! it was an address book!

thanks guys...i deleted it before but it came back so i wasn't sure.

ciao
 
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