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Putneydude

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I have this file called Thumbs appearing here and there on my XP system, e.g., in My Pictures. It's 12kb, has a couple of 'cogs' as an icon and if I try to delete it, a dialog box pops up warning that I am about to delete a systems file.

I had spyware on the PC last year and you guys helped me with Hijack This logs which got rid of it. However, I am wondereing whether this is a hangover of that experience. Have you heard of this before?

Thanks for the help,

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Avohir

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the thumbs file is a file that is usually hidden, and is harmless. It is essentially a little database file that windows creates to cache thumbnails from files you're viewing either on the desktop or in windows explorer. Are you having other problems with your computer?
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No other problems. Just would rather 'thumbs' remained hidden
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you can tell windows not to display hidden files. Open up My Computer, click on "tools" at the top of the screen, and click on "folder options". Go over to the "view" tab, and select "do not show hidden files and folders" also check "hide protected operating system files" if it is unchecked
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Avohir,

you are a genius (or maybe just not as incompetent as me at this stuff)! Files now hidden.

The process you described rings a bell. I think these files were showing because we revealed them when we were evicting the spyware - obivously I forgot that step and never hid them again.

Thanks for the help - relieved nothing iffy going on.

Regards,

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hahaha, I appreciate the compliment, but I'm hardly a genius. I'm just a HJT flunkie.

but I'm glad we could help. :tazz:

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Edited by Avohir, 04 April 2005 - 04:37 PM.

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