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Questionable desktop.ini - Virus?


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#1 PianoMan55

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

On my old Pc and this one as well, every time I open a CD below the line under the files on the CD is Files Ready To Be Written To Disk: desktop.ini. I don't know what it is and have Googled it, but I am still in the dark. Some say Virus, others, a legit file. If it is legit, then why does it keep showing up as a file ready to be written to disk? The file path is; 

 

C:\Users\Heart\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Burn\desktop.ini
 
 I went to that location, shredded it using McAfee, and when I booted up again later, it was right back on there. I fail to understand why it would be wanting to be written to disk. Makes no sense to my simple mind. Anyone???  It's driving me  :bananas: . I have been seeing this thing for a number of months and even Malwarebytes  had no idea.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 07:10 PM

Its not a Virus:

Have a look here for some methods to fix this start at Davehc comments.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/654-you-have-files-waiting-burned-disc-stop-message.html



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:31 AM

I found the file path Users\Larry\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Burn\Burn\desktop.ini.
Like i've said, my past coding was Fortran, Cobal, assembly language for a TI system connected to an IBM Series 1 Mainframe. That was in conjunction with Sears management in the 70s and 80s.
But basing my conclusion on that and what i've learned about the new stuf, which ain't much, don't seem like to me a legitimate desktop.ini would perpetually show up as waiting to written to disk. I can find no legit reason to write it to disk. It seems to be showing up after using some CDs i've made and frequently use. Is it possible that one or more of those contains a virus. Many of them have .pdf files downloaded off what have always been reliable websites, as well as various types of music software i've downloaded. If those are infected, how can I check the entire CD using Malwarebytes an HitManPro?

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:30 AM

Well you can get a deep look and see if there is something by doing posts 6 & 7...

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