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upstage
05-08-2003, 03:41 PM
Hello.
I get a mysterious waive line on my desk top ie ~ which appears from time to time.
I go to the search for files etc and two come up. I then delete it one of them but can not delete the other as it says it can not find the file but it is still there? One has gone and so has the one on my desk top.
What is it and where does it come from ?
Is it safe to delete it?
Why wont the other in the search/files window go away?
The mystery deepens

Billy T
05-08-2003, 04:43 PM
If you right click it you might get a properties box that could lead you to the source file, but then you might not either.

I don't know what the cause is, and without knowing that I can't say if it is safe to delete, but I would download and run Spybot and Adaware as there could be some spyware loose in your computer. Don't try to run both at once though, run them consecutively. I also assume that you have up to date Virus protection.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Biggles
05-08-2003, 04:52 PM
Wasn't this related to a bug MS introduced with an update, which they need to fix?

Fire-and-Ice
05-08-2003, 04:52 PM
This topic came up a couple of days ago. Have a look here: http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=37889

stu140103
05-08-2003, 04:53 PM
> Hello.
> I get a mysterious waive line on my desk top ie ~
> which appears from time to time.
> I go to the search for files etc and two come up. I
> then delete it one of them but can not delete the
> other as it says it can not find the file but it is
> still there? One has gone and so has the one on my
> desk top.
> What is it and where does it come from ?
> Is it safe to delete it?
> Why wont the other in the search/files window go
> away?
> The mystery deepens

Do you have OE / IE 6.0???

If so, you might want to do a search of this forum

upstage
05-08-2003, 05:20 PM
Thank you all,
Yes I see the topic has come up before. Sorry for not checking it out.
Fixed it.
It was the address book If I added a new name the ~ popped up on my desk top.

Now I know what it is makes it better lol
Thanks again