The weirdest thing just happend.. After posting for awhile on this forum, when i closed it i noticed the ~ file on my desktop. I dont have Quicktime nor Office XP installed yet. I was running deadaim, powerpoint, IE (ntfs.org), and kazaa lite. DO u think it could be this site?
Ill include the ~ file so u guys can check it out..
Hey guys, thanks for turning my thread into the "look, I have a post count" thread...
at any rate, out of the programs I listed, none of them have a default download to the desktop, and I don't know why it keeps comming back. Imma try and delete it now, see when it comes back, try and trace it back to what I was doing when it came back.
Hey guys, it looks like its AIM causing your problems. Rename the file in that zip file to a txt file and you'll see in there the words " M a i n I d e n t i t y ' s C o n t a c t s". Which makes me think its AIM, or it could be outlook express but you don't have that open?
Hope this helps...
gaim has had tabbed iwndows for as long as I can remember...
unfortunately, i'm not a "hide it away" but more of a "I wanna know why" kinda guy, so hiding it won't help, also it hasn't come back since I deleted it last time, which is kinda good, we'll see though
Alright all. I have been trying to find something about this and have not run into any luck. Has anyone experienced, out of nowhere, a document named "~" show up on your desktop after looking at email, opening attachments on email, web browsing?
Before you all start the virus thing, I am running Norton Antivirus with all of the latest definitions. I have both software firewall (ZAP) and hardware firewall through my router (Linksys BEFSR41). I have run virus scans, Ad-Aware, Spybot, online trojan scans, online virus scans, etc, etc , etc, and my PC is clean as a whistle.
Now, this document does not contain any data whatsoever. I have definately noticed it after I have opened an attachment from an email (after closing the attachment, this thing pops up on my desktop). I am running Windows XP Pro.