~ files??

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Josh, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Josh

    Josh Guest

    I keep getting ~ files on my desktop and various spots in
    my computer

    Each file is about 3mb and I have run ever sort of anti-
    virus sweep on this computer

    There are 5 computers in my network and I have a few at
    the office also

    Most of them seem to have this same issue. It's just a
    file named ~ with no extension.

    What is it?
     
    Josh, Jul 14, 2003
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  2. Josh;
    The tilde is a result of this patch:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/downloads/critical/330994/default.asp
    The file is created when certain changes are made to your address
    book.
    The files can be safely deleted.
    A search of Google shows many having the same harmless but possibly
    annoying issue.

    My understanding is that Microsoft is aware of the issue.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jul 14, 2003
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