File on my desktop - is it dangerous?

By GiantPandagod
Dec 29, 2008
  1. I keep finding a file on my desktop named "c2e87df7d5dd3"
    it is located on my desktop and is 325 bytes, it says it was created Feb. 28, 2006 ; 7 am (I didn't even own this computer then...) and always says it was modified on "Sunday April 13, 2008, 7:11:56 pm

    I have deleted this file several times (it has no extension) and it keeps coming back on my desktop randomly

    on a side note, I think it may be setting my clock 12 hours fast but it may be un related...

    I changed the extension to .rtf, and it created a copy of itself and the document says this:

     "+e10000493b8658d90ada701ec0c275c1402205AREA51++++++++++Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; Dealio Toolbar 3.4);afcid=Hd5747908c5b49cd8e80c2e87df7d5dd3 "
    with about 10 squares before and 30 squares after what I pasted (it wouldn't let me paste them?)

    I am just wondering what this file is and if it is dangerous or not... I searched the file name on google and didn't find anything, and I am wondering what is causing it and if its part of a bigger problem.

    thanks in advance :)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

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