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Phantom Files reappearing on desktop


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#1 williamvincent

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:03 PM

Hi I run windows 7 on my samsung NF210 laptop.

I recently downloaded a rar file full of old C64 Games as i was thinking of using an emulator to play them i decided against this and deleted the emulator.

i did however open the rar games file by accident and it sent all of the games onto my desktop.

 

I deleted all the files including the original file that i had downloaded from a trusted site that i have never had any trouble with. plus i had scanned the rar file on download with norton internet security which said it was clean.

 

twice now my computer has gone a bit wierd and then all of the games files which was a lot have returned to my desktop. i have now deleted them again

 

i also noticed when i was attaching an email file today that the games were showing up as being available to attach as a file from the desktop, without actually being there

 

can anyone give any advice on how to stop it happening again?

thanks


Edited by hamluis, 13 March 2014 - 12:46 PM.
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#2 TomH49

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

Are you deleting the files or just shortcuts? If they reapear, right click and check properties for the file location. Also check Control Panel to remove the programs not just the emulator.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:42 AM

Hi Tom

Thank you for replying i have deleted them all off the desktop and cleaned the trash can out

but it it happens again i will check your procedures and follow your instructions and repost if it happens again

thank you






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