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Wrinkly Pete

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I have noticed, whilst Microsoft Security Essentials performs scans, a VERY strange symbol that appears in several locations throughout the scan in the "scan in progress address window".

It is a symbol in negative (i.e. white font on a black background (I have attached 2 screen snippets, the second one a 500% enlargement, as example).

Can ANYONE explain such a weird symbol. I have never encountered it elsewhere and can find no information of it online.

[P.S. Sorry if I have posted this in the wrong forum section, I wasn't 100% sure.]

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Edited by Wrinkly Pete, 22 July 2012 - 03:15 AM.

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Hi, Wrinkly Pete,

My guess is that it's a character or particular set of characters in that file name that's causing it to show up that way - maybe it's appearing as a unicode character and isn't translated properly. Can you find that file path in question and see how it looks there?
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Hi Sari,

Yes, thanks. I did a bit more research and it is a hidden file/folder.

I followed the path as far as I dared, but didn't want to click on anything much, it being hidden. I wouldn't want to mess anything up.

I suspect it is just part of some strange character set to some weird font, as I found something very similar.

Not as sinister as I first feared! :lol:

Many thanks.

Wrinkly Pete
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