Re: Suspect file ~
From: John E. Carty (jcarty_at_NOSPAM.austin.rr.com)
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 14:46:50 GMT
"Don Kelloway" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Depresion" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > I was having a look through the my pictures folder in XP and found a
> > who's name was simply ~ wondering what it was I opened it in notepad to
> > find that is seems to contain all the e-mail addresses in outlook
> > contact list. In fact it looks to be a direct copy of the wab file, dose
> > know of a program (virus/worm/Trojan type thing) that would have created
> > this copy (I have an up to date Norton AV running) or is it more lightly
> > an error?
> What is the name of the file?
> Best regards,
> Don Kelloway
> Commodon Communications
> Visit http://www.commodon.com to learn about the "Threats to Your Security
> on the Internet".
The file has no name, only ~. It is the result of windows update patch
330994. You get the temp file after a change is made to your address book in
Outlook Express. You can tell if you have applied this patch by opening
Internet Explorer => Help =>About and seeing if the patch is listed there.