Re: Suspect file ~
From: Colonel Flagg (colonel_flagg_at_NOSOUPFORJ00internetwarzone.org)
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 23:38:05 -0400
In article <8iJQa.email@example.com>,
> "Thund3rstruck" <Thund3rstruck_n0i@hotmail.comremove> wrote in message
> > Depresion rambled on about something in
> > <KWwQa.firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > > I was having a look through the my pictures folder in XP and found a
> > > file 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 express's contact list. In fact it looks to be a direct copy
> > > of the wab file, dose anyone 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 just an error?
> > Is the name just "~" (Tilde without the quotes)? If so, there's a
> > bug with an update on MS's site that causes this to appear somewhere.
> > HTH
> > NOI
> re: "Is the name just "~" (Tilde without the quotes)?"
> Shame on you for not thinking that the original poster provided the
> filename in its entirety. <grin>
> However it is refreshing to see that someone else considered to ask the
> question as well. Of course Colonel Flagg and Doc Jeff may have just
> labeled you stupid. Not that that would mean anything coming from them.
at least this person knew of a bug centering on a filename of "~" rather
than not knowing anything about it.
don't back track Mr. Commode, you had no clue and you know it.
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