OK, so I’m running WinXP with a clean install on my new machine.
I run Norton Anti-Virus, ZoneAlarm and periodically run both Spybot and Ad-aware.
Yet every couple of days this “program” icon shows up on my desktop with the name of “~” (tilde). Under properties it says:
Type of file: File
The creation date was two days ago. I’ve deleted this thing many times with no apparent ill effects, but a couple of days later it shows up again.
Is this anything to worry about? Is this a known WinXP issue, or is there something running in the background that Spybot and Ad-aware are both missing?