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Old 06-27-03, 09:40 PM   #1
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Default Where did all the ~ (tilda) files come from?

I noticed a few months back that I had files called "~" (a single character file name) in my Documents and Settings, as well as some other folders. These files are not attributed as system or hidden files. If I delete them, they eventually reappear. If I view them, they appear to have information relating to my outlook address book in them.

Does anyone know where they come from?

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Old 06-28-03, 07:37 AM   #2
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prob a virus.
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Yep I've got one in root of C:. 218K.

I have uptodate norton antivirus running constantly, norton firewall, and a NAT router. I dont think its a virus.

I also have a directory called WUTemp on C: being created constantly too.. no idea what makes that..
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temp files...don't worry about em
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I also have a directory called WUTemp on C: being created constantly too.. no idea what makes that..
You have a LeadTek TV Tuner don't you. It is the default storage spot for capturing video and pictures. Just go into the program and change it.

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I have a leadtek card, but no TV tuner, and no capture software..
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I noticed a few months back that I had files called "~" (a single character file name) in my Documents and Settings, as well as some other folders. These files are not attributed as system or hidden files. If I delete them, they eventually reappear. If I view them, they appear to have information relating to my outlook address book in them.

Does anyone know where they come from?

Running WindowsXP.
http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2003/2003-06-30.htm#7
Link to Langa.com regarding tilde files.
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WUTemp is, surprise surprise, Windows Update Temp.
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