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A wierd file named "popcinfot" keeps appearing in my desktop

By abe10tiger
Jan 12, 2010
  1. Hi. I've been noticing lately that a weird file named "popcinfot" keeps appearing in my desktop. I tried deleting the file but it appears after i start or restart the laptop. Could it be a virus or something else? Please help. Thanks.
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    If you would like us to check for malware, please follow the steps HERE

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    I will assist if any removals need to be made in HJT.
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    I will leave you to the resident Bobbye on this other than one question out of curiosity, do you have any 'popcap' games on your machine?
     
  4. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 782   +10

    yes

    yup. I have a pocap game in the laptop. Plants Vs. Zombies.
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    if memory serves (maybe Bobbye can confirm this) i think its a safeguard built into their trial games so its not used beyond the '30 trial' for instance. kind of an anti cheat deal.
     
  6. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 782   +10

    Trial game?

    But the plants vs. zombies i have is the full version.
     
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