Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Internet Explorer 32bit Creates a File on Desktop

14 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Edition
Internet Explorer 32bit Creates a File on Desktop

I have a problem that seems to only effect the 32 bit version of my IE. When I run it, it automatically creates a file on the desktop. This file is unknown to windows and is differently named each time. Currently the example I have for you now is It. The names that it creates are usually close to that one. No extension at the end, just that. When I open this file, it asks the usual, what do I want to use to open it, when I get it open this is what it contains,

2/14/2010 13:34:25|734|hComboIE7:0|hHookPC:0|hIFrame:0|hWndAddress:0|wndLong:0|wndLongCB:0|wndPC:1987358635|Ta bProcessID:0|TabThreadID:0|Message:SetSite(); before ReadParam()|Redirect:|Text:;

This does not happen when I use the 64bit version and I would just use the 64bit version but it does not support some websites. It has not always done this, only after a few weeks after install it started.

Any help to rectify this would be appriciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Welcome to the Forum

I always begin by saying to run your anti virus and download and run malwarebytes. When the computer acts in a manner that is unexpected, it is always good to be sure.
If you are clean give this a try.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Edition

Ok I ran malwarebytes, found a couple of files. Deleted them and rebooted. Still the same thing happens. I don't really want to just hide the file. I was looking more for a resolution
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Feb 2010   #4


I would suggest if Malwarebytes 'found a couple of files' and still the problem persists, that you may only have found 'the tip of the iceberg'
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

I know this has been a long time since this thread has been posted in, but I do have the exact same problem. But I've noticed, this ONLY occurs on users with Roaming Profiles/Folder Redirection. On local accounts, this does not happen. I've clean installed the server with 2008R2 and clean installed the client computers and I still have this problem. At this stage I do not think Malware or Virus is causing this. Can anyone help?
Malwarebytes did not find anything and neither did avast! Server 4.8

This can be solved by the following script:
@ECHO off
If not exist %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low (
 echo Creating Low Folder...
 mkdir %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low
echo Apply Integrity Level...
ICACLS "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\Low" /setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)low
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Internet Explorer 32bit Creates a File on Desktop

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:13 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App