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[SOLVED] what are these?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by telecom69, Jan 18, 2003.

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  1. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Hi there,I just found three items in my documents and have no idea what they are,the icons look like folders tied with yellow ribbon,they are labelled fun,greetings,and sports,when clicked on this message appears ....Invalid public key security catalog file ...does anybody know what they are,? and if so can they be d
    deleted :confused:
    operating system by the way is Windows ME
     
  2. steamwiz

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    Hi telecom69

    Right click on the folders and click properties

    Look at the date the folders were created and look at any names to see if anything is familiar to you.

    steam
     
  3. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Hi steamwiz,I just did that and it wasnt any help really,they have been created in the last two days,and nothing at all rings any bells,they are quite sizeable ranging from 10-20 MB,in fact another had appeared this morning called romance lol, so now I have 4,all I know is that they are CAT files,and up to yet cant get them to open ..... :confused:
     
  4. LANMaster

    LANMaster Banned

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    I would just delete them, unless you're sure of the source.
    If there's any chance that they're junk mail, then you haven't lost anything. If they are from someone you know well, just call them and ak if they sent something on that date.

    Better safe than infected.
     
  5. AbvAvgUser

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    I would rather prefer to take an AntiVirus software take care of this rather an deleting it myself. It is better to let expert and specialists handle a job rather than do it yourself.

    If you don't have a AV software already, go to http://www.grisoft.com and download AVG. Its free.
     
  6. steamwiz

    steamwiz

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    Hi telecom69

    I wouldn't try and open them

    Do an on-line virus

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com

    or here

    http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

    and if that comes up negative - post your startup list

    If you post your startup list we may be able to spot something

    Please post your startup list by doing the following :-

    Please go here and download startuplist 1.51 :-

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/startuplist151.zip

    Download to any folder or your desktop
    Unzip the zipfile
    Double click the exe file
    go to Edit - select all - copy - and paste the results in a new post here


    steam
     
  7. ohheck

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    i WOULDNT delete them- did a search of my pc and i have all the ones you have and them some-
    the fun and greetings cat are in the easy cd creator folder-
    you have /had easy cd, yes?
    they are dbase files or ms security files-
    you get the error mesage when you click on a dbase file that windows assumes is an ms security file


    -------> http://filext.com/c.htm
     
  8. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Hi there,Spot on oh heck,I found out what they were earlier and was about to post back,but you beat me to it lol, ;) I did indeed download easy cd creator on Friday and thats where they are from,so mystery solved... :D

    Thanks so much to all of you who subscribed to this,I very much appreciate your help .....

    steamwiz as ever you were very helpful ....thanks ;)
     
  9. steamwiz

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    You're very welcome telecom69

    But on this occasion I don't think I helped much - this one belongs to ohheck and yourself for solving

    steam
     
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