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waynf

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Have noticed strange desktop icon on screen. Checking properties it reads as follows:
Location: C\WINDOWS\Desktop
Size: 174KB
MS.DOS Name: ~
Reads as archive
If I try to delete it from desktop it keeps returning after power-up and looks like a windows folder with "~" underneath it. I tried to capture it and paste it here but it will not.

Please advise
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have you ran any spyware or virus scans?
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Howdy:

Boy, it's been awhile since I've seen that one..

It is a backup of your Outlook Express address book that Windows has placed on your Desktop..

One of the OE updates caused this and you can delete it with no ill effects..

Once done, everytime you open OE, it will place another copy on your desktop..

There is a fix and you may have to go to the Microsoft update page to get it..

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In answer to soxrok, I ran Spybot S&D home version and Yahoo Toolbar Anti-spy. Spybot deteted "Alexis" and dealt with it.
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in reply to posting, under what would I look at Microsoft for this fix, any idea?
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It's been over a year since this was an issue.. have you installed all Critical and Recommended updates from the Microsoft site??

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Yes twenty four of them on 17th July.
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That symbol is called a tilde and you can read about it and get the fix from This Link

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