Re: Suspect file ~

From: Don Kelloway (
Date: 07/15/03

Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 04:48:42 GMT

"John E. Carty" <> wrote in message
> "Don Kelloway" <> wrote in message
> news:%myQa.50$
> > "Depresion" <> wrote in message
> > news:KWwQa.9003$
> > > 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
> > > 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,
> > anyone
> > > know of a program (virus/worm/Trojan type thing) that would have
> > > this copy (I have an up to date Norton AV running) or is it more
> > just
> > > an error?
> > >
> >
> > What is the name of the file?
> >
> 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


I apologize for not responding earlier.

While I have the 330994 patch applied, the '~' file didn't exist because I
never used the WAB.

Thanks for the information. It's always good to know.

Best regards,
Don Kelloway
Commodon Communications
Visit to learn about the "Threats to Your Security
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