officials.dwt

  twicklad 16:50 13 Feb 07
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A short cut has appeared on my desktop labelled Officials.dwt. What is this?

  QuickHare 00:10 14 Feb 07

Although there are no reports of a piece of malware using that name, still be cautious just in case.

Looking the file extension up in filext.com, it seems to be one of the following files: AutoCAD Template, Dreamweaver Template, FrontPage Dynamic Web Template, GoLive Web Template, or a Demon's World Game Texture File.

If any of those sound familiar, you might have it there purely accidentally because you saved something to the desktop.

If none of those are installed in any way, you may wish to run the file through your anti-virus scanner and spyware scanner to see if it contains nastiness.

If it's just using up space and you want to get rid of it, I'd suggest moving the file to another location and seeing if any programs no longer function correctly. If a program doesn't operate as before, you can move the file back. Saves deleting it when you may need it.

Remember that a backup of the computer is highly recommended before you try these steps in case Windows no longer loads correctly. It's easier to revert than to rebuild.

  woodchip 00:13 14 Feb 07

You may find something that rings a bell click here=

  bennyhillslovechild 11:19 14 Feb 07

A .dwt file is a Adobe/MacroMedia Dreamweaver template file

If that helps any...

  twicklad 11:37 14 Feb 07

After reading response from Quickhare & Woodchip I restored back 2 days & icon disappeared. Reading Bennyhillslovechild (you're not really are you?) perhaps I should have been bolder & opened it but I have a fear of opening unrecognised links. It probably arrived with an update from Adobe.
Thanks for the interest.

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