Random ~ File Icon on Desktop

  Hangus 09:50 22 May 07

For some unknown reason an icon for a file appears on my desktop and the description is simply ~ and nothing else. I can delete it and it doesnt seem to cause any problems. It is not causing anything untoward to happen anywhere else on my pc. It is a small file of 173kb. After deletion it reappears randomly. Any ideas where this might be coming from? I am using xp, IE6, and McAfee antivirus software/firewall/privacy/spamkiller.

  Eric10 10:21 22 May 07

This is a backup of your contact list in Outlook Express and is harmless. click here for more information and a fix.

  Hangus 19:53 22 May 07

Cushty. Thanks Eric. Problem sorted.

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