weird ~.dat apprearing on desktop... question

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by brian s., Aug 22, 2003.

  1. brian s.

    brian s. Guest

    Anyone ever hear of this my gf's sister is running xp and all of a sudden an
    icon appears and underneath is ~ so i looked it up and it is 254kb and is
    a .dat file i virus scanned it and it didnt show and then i opened it in
    word pad. and all i see is ascii ... so i tried a few jpg aand other
    programs. Anyway, when i tell her to delete it and empty the recycle bin,
    run dc clean and spybot it is gone... then a few days later it just pops up
    on the desktop, any ideas?

    brian s.
     
    brian s., Aug 22, 2003
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  2. brian s.

    why? Guest

    On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 00:29:18 -0400, brian s. wrote:

    >Anyone ever hear of this my gf's sister is running xp and all of a sudden an
    >icon appears and underneath is ~ so i looked it up and it is 254kb and is
    >a .dat file i virus scanned it and it didnt show and then i opened it in

    <snip>

    See the many previous posts in this NG for the answer, like
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=&rnum=1

    Me
     
    why?, Aug 22, 2003
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