Unknown Application Icons in C:\Program Files

  Chris Webster 23:01 25 Apr 2006


WinXP Home, sp2.

I've been looking in my C:\Program Files and i've come across 2 'application' icons that i've not noticed before. One is called 'Delete.exe' (size 40kb) and the other is called 'SetAttrib.exe' (size 44kb), both created 22/2/2006. One says modified 30th Nov 2004, the laptop wasn't even built then. The other says modified 21st Jan 2005. There's no information for either in the 'summary' tab. I've done a full scan with Norton, Ad-Aware SE, A-Squared and Ewido and everythings coming up clean. Has anyone any idea what these application icons could be please.

Cheers Chris.

  terryf 23:23 25 Apr 2006

Try right clicking on the files and looking at their properties to see who which company) they belong to.

  Chris Webster 23:27 25 Apr 2006


I've tried that, there's no information apart from what's in my original post.

Cheers Chris.

  Chris Webster 22:46 26 Apr 2006


  woodchip 22:52 26 Apr 2006

Create a Folder and drag the application' icons into it see if it as any effect, also watch to see if a program recreates them. Reboot to try also. If you have problems, start in safe mode and restore the files etc back to where they was

  Chris Webster 21:38 28 Apr 2006

I think I may have solved the mystery of the 2 application icons. After a bit of rooting around I've discovered that they were created at exactly the same date and time that I installed a friends Phillips GoGear mp3 player on my laptop so I could try to get it working correctly. I think they might be left over from when I uninstalled the software I had to use to reinstall the firmware on the player.

I'll tick as resolved.

Cheers Chris.

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