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Strange file created in the middle of the night.

Posted on 2003-10-21
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User finds a new file on his desktop, first thing in the morning.

Filename:

~

Creation date: last night.

Open with notepad shows a bunch of garbage characters but interspersed in the mess is obviously his contact list from outlook express.

Norton anti-virus did run last night but no viruses found and no mention of this file.

This workstation is w2k and on a LAN protected from the outside by a firewall.

What could this be?
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Also similar information

http://www.pchell.com/support/tildefile.shtml

Sunray
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by:gateguard
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Except that they talk about removing 330994 patch and making the problem go away that way, but this ws has sp4 and doesn't have that patch.
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by:gateguard
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Anyway, this is more than enough good information.  Thanks.
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by:sunray_2003
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thanks

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