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HTTPBlock_trace.txt file appearing on desktop


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BobWerner

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Everytime I run IE 6 now I get a little (58 byte) text file on my desktop. The name is HTTPBlock_trace.txt
Here's what it contains:
1: BlockHTTP.cpp: 75: HTTPBlock DLL got loaded

I have scanned my computer for viri and found none. Also scanned with adaware and spybot nothing found. I'm hoping that's there not a new critter running around on the internet that I caught.

Anyone out there have any ideas? Do I need to post a hijack this log

Thanks,
Bob

PS> This is on a win2k machine with all the latest updates.

Edited by BobWerner, 01 July 2005 - 10:07 AM.

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Metallica

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Which firewall are you using?

I would include SpotLock WiFi security in that category. :tazz:

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Since this is a work computer, none. I did download jiwire's spotlock wifi finder. Is that causing this?

Edited by BobWerner, 01 July 2005 - 02:44 PM.

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Can you ask the System Administrator?

Or do a Find Files for HTTPBlock
Maybe the folder you find it in will tell you some more.

I know that the application I mentioned in my last post (Spotlock) produces logs like that which sometimes end up in the wrong folder.
Since your desktop is actually a special kind of folder I thought that was what happened.

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Found a thread on their forum on that subject as well:
http://forums.jiwire...sts/list/84.htm

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Well, isn't that special? More buggy software. Thanks for the link and now on to the fix.
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Glad we could be of assistance. :tazz:
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I've had the same problem, compounded by having my browser blocked, and preventing navigation, but having an option to buy the service to "protect" my wi-fi connection. All returned to normal after I uninstalled the program... I hate these programs that install on your system and then basically force you to buy (or uninstall them!)

Edited by crloftin, 25 July 2005 - 02:24 PM.

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