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Posted on 2002-05-31
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Hi,
I was looking through my winnt directory, and came across a filed named "@". It seems kind of odd, and I cannot seem to find any info about such a file. If anyone can give me any info I would truly appreciate it,
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It could be anything.
@ is a legal filename so I doubt there is any way to trace it. It could even have been created mistakenly.

Use notepad to open it up if you want, after running an updated virus check.

Does it have any extension ?
You can right click on it and in the properties see the full name.

The creation date may also be useful.

I hope this helps !

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by:dingo11
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sys,
Its empty, it just seems a bit weird. I scanned it with Norton and it came up clean. I am gonna do a little more digging,
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by:jhance
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It was probably created by an error condition in some program.  Unless your virus scan turns up something, my guess is that it is innocent.
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by:dingo11
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guys,
I'm done for the day, I'll be back tomorrow, thanks guys,
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by:nfroio
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Is this file by any chance in your Cookie file dir? If so, it could just be that's how the webpage author decided to write his/her cookie name?

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n,
I was looking through my winnt directory.
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n,
That sounded a tad curt, the file is named @. I know what a cookie is, and this is not a cookie. Thank  you for trying to help,
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Thanks!
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