Re: Suspect file ~

From: Don Kelloway (dkelloway_at_commodon.com)
Date: 07/15/03


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


"John E. Carty" <jcarty@NOSPAM.austin.rr.com> wrote in message
news:unzQa.73885$hV.4785863@twister.austin.rr.com...
>
> "Don Kelloway" <dkelloway@commodon.com> wrote in message
> news:%myQa.50$%t1.1@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> > "Depresion" <blank@blank.com> wrote in message
> > news:KWwQa.9003$ju6.176651@newsfep4-glfd.server.ntli.net...
> > > 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?
> > >
> >
> > 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
there.
>

John,

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
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