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#1 chuck626

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:39 AM

Can someone please tell me how this (Thumbs.db) got on my desktop ? And what it is ? Can it harm my confuser ?? Any help/advice will greatly be appreciated. Thanx.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:46 AM

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Thumbs.db is a hidden file used by versions of Microsoft Windows that stores a cache for Windows Explorer's thumbnail view. Thumbs.db is saved in each directory that contains pictures or photos.

Windows stores thumbnails of graphics files in the Thumbs.db file, including the following formats: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, PDF, and HTML. Each thumbnail created in a directory is represented in this database file as a small JPEG file, regardless of the file’s original format. Each folder with initiated thumbnail views (that is where they have displayed a Thumbnails or Filmstrip view in Windows Explorer) will have a thumbs.db file.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumbs.db

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:47 AM

It's a normal file, but as with anything that shows up unexpectedly there's a chance it could be spyware
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:37 PM

Try turning on the Do not cache thumbnails option check box through the folder options.

Start >> Control Panel >> Folder Options >> View tab >> check box for Do not cache thumbnails

Once you have checked that option, monitor your system to see if any other suspicious Thumbs.db files pop-up in places where they should not.
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