strange file "~" on desktop

  jimd 20:39 11 Sep 2003

after using Outlook Express on windows XP I sometimes find a file of 208kb size has appeared on the desktop. I can delete it and my virus scanner pc-cillin 2003 does not show it as a virus. Can anyone tell me what it is and how to stop it.

  Sketch 20:43 11 Sep 2003

I get that sometimes on my C:/ in W2K. I'm pretty sure it's just another harmless Windows log of your activities. (Damn snoopware) Although why it appears on your desktop I have no idea.....


  -pops- 20:47 11 Sep 2003

It's a small bug in Windows introduced by one of the updates.

The ~ appears when you have made an addition to the address book either conciously or by replying to an address not already in the book.

Remove the ~ by right clicking and "delete".

  jimd 20:51 11 Sep 2003

thanks -pops-

  dave h 21:45 11 Sep 2003

The strange symbol is called a 'Tilde' and can be foud as the shifted item onm the 'Hash' key next to the 'Enter' Key.

  -pops- 21:50 11 Sep 2003

Yes, that's where I found it and doubtless jimd did as well<:-)

  graham√ 22:00 11 Sep 2003

Hey, I've got one there, above #. Is it anything to do with rice?

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