Unable to delete desktop icon

  alain 00:12 05 Dec 2005

A strange icon with the file name "~" has recently appeared on the desktop of my windows 98 system. I have been unable to permanently delete this, as it reappears after next bootup.

I have tried various anti-virus and spyware programs but all scans are clean.

  johnnyrocker 00:17 05 Dec 2005

as far as i can recall it is something to do with messages sent via outlook express and somewhere within the settings there is the facility to remove it but unfortunately tis so long ago when i had it i dont remeber the solution but just right ckick and delete.


  alain 01:07 05 Dec 2005

Have previously tried this but icon keeps returning.

  Djohn 01:08 05 Dec 2005

Yes, as johnnyrocker says, it is safe to delete and is just a temp file made when your address book is updated with a new contact from express. There was an update to fix this last year though, have you kept your O/S updated?

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