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"~" Icon on my desktop?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Edmond4, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. Edmond4

    Edmond4 Thread Starter

    Jun 13, 2003
    I am running windows 98, I have on occasion an icon show up on the desktop. The graphic is the windows default graphic icon for unknown file types. The name however is just one short character, namely: ~

    Is there anyone who knows what this is and why after it's deleted it later returns? Any trojan horse or something going along with it?
  2. BillC


    May 28, 2003
    The symbol ~ usually means a temporary file and can be deleted. I'm running XP, but I believe it applys to Windows 98 as well.
  3. sinsation


    Sep 15, 2003
    I found this here
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