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    thats what comes up on my computer upon start up. it opens in notepad. Is this because I installed a rip of carnival cruise tycoon yesterday? Is it bad? a virus? i'd like to know and how can i get rid of it?

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  3. Software & Hardware   -   #2
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    Sep 2003
    well to find out if it is a virus, run anti-virus software.
    Also use spyware detecting software to see if it maybe spymare.
    The former i mentioned would be wise to now.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Smith's Avatar Since 1989.. BT Rep: +1
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    Jun 2003
    in a plane, high as fuck
    if spyware and virus scanners come up it might be a bad dll file

    u could replace it and c what happenes. just make sure u keep thje original in a safe place, just incase

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    It's not a virus, it's a desktop.ini file. To find it, open windows explorer > tools > folder options > view
    at hidden files and folders, choose "show hidden files and folders"
    uncheck " hide extensions for known file types"
    uncheck " hide protected operating system files"

    Look for the desktop.ini file in one or more of these locations:
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

    Open the file and see if it contains these lines

    If it does, delete it.

  6. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    tesco's Avatar FST Programmer
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    Aug 2003
    run spyware and virus scanners.

    then go to start>run>msconfig>startup and disable all startup crapy that isn't needed (inclluding what may be opening that error massge thingy whatever it is lol)


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