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strange file in temp folder

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by MungoB, Dec 8, 2001.

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  1. MungoB

    MungoB Thread Starter

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    In my windows temp folder, I seem to always find this file titled: WebPoolFileFile. I have no idea what it is. At one time, it was a doc. file but now resembles a .wav file that isn't recognized by anything. Since it was made that kind of file, I can no longer delete it, but still seem to have no use for it. Is it somekind of spy or theft file? Can or should I delete it? If so, how?
     
  2. Rockn

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    This file is part of the ActiveX and Java scanner in VShield for VirusScan 4.0.0 and above. There is no need to delete this file because it is a temporary file for VShield's internet scanning. The file will disappear if you exit VShield but cannot be deleted because it is in use by VShield.
     
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    It belongs to McAfee.
    If you delete it (and you can only do that in Safe Mode or in Dos), it will be recreated on reboot.

    So don't worry about it.

    Greetz,
     
  4. MungoB

    MungoB Thread Starter

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    Thank you!
     
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