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From: hmb_puzzled on 5 Jan 2010 15:58
When using 'My Computer' to Search for any file name in the C:\WINDOWS
directory, Explorer (not IE) tries to write a number of files. (Details at
It does this _only_ when searching C:\WINDOWS. I tried searching other
directories and it keeps quiet.
So a number of questions arise:
* Is this expected behaviour? I certainly would not expect search -
essentially a read only application - to be writing files.
* Is this indicative of some virus? Antivir does not think so, but a
sophisticated virus can defeat any virus checker.
* Is there a cure?
I am running XP Pro. v 5.1, Build 2600 xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435 : Service
The files being written by explorer.exe are:
C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\INTRALAUNCH.OCX
There may be other, non-executable, files being written too, but my software
does not intercept or report those.