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cranewms
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:22 pm    Post subject: desktop file named ~ Reply with quote

about once a month a file shows up on my desktop with the filename of "~ ", it is about 300k, and when I examine it with fileanalyzer it seems to have a lot of entries from my windows address book in amongst the jumble of text characters.

anybody have a clue what this program is, I cant seem to find any mention of it in the virus encyclopedias?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello
this is caused by a windows update and its your outlook addy book.
its harmless. you can delete it. put it in the recycle bin and wait a few days before deleteing it there should be no problems.
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