mystery icon on my desktop. what is it?

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  1. TonyD

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    an icon with these letters "rdxr*****". keeps poppping onto my desktop. anyone know what that is. i keep delelting it but it keeps coming back.
     
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    I have a bad feeling that's it a virus of some sort, or at the least, something you don't want. Find out where the file is located and try and delete that first, and see if it still comes back.

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    What's the icon look like? Is the actual title rdxr***** (5 asterisks), or are you simply censoring out a rude title?

    Usually file names can't contain asterisks, so I would suspect some sort of virus or other corruption.

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    the stars are just more numbers.

    it's apparently a DAT FILE.

    size...240 bytes

    size on disk 4.00 KB (4,096 bytes)

    the icon is a general unkown file type of picture.
     
  5. Kevin P

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    If you right-click the icon, and select Properties, what do you see? A DAT file, or a link to something, or something else? When does the file appear?

    What OS are you running?
     
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    NO LINK

    dat file

    modified...Wednesday, March 20, 2002, 4:53:52 PM
    that is the earliest date for it.
    but it says created sunday june 2 2002.

    i've been running norton but nothing has come up yet.
     
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    thats it.

    i knew someone here would have the answer.
    now i have to figure out how to delete it using the directions on that link.

     
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    ok kevin thats what i thought but wasnt sure.

    thanks.
     
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    well i ran adaware and deleted those things lets see if it sticks.
     

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