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Windows 7: How to determine what program is creating a file

21 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How to determine what program is creating a file

Every so often, I see the file debug.log appear in /Users/<me>/Documents. The file has a size of zero bytes. I delete it and it eventually reappears. I do not believe that this is virus related, but I would like to figure out what program is creating it. Can you please offer some suggestions.

Thanks.

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21 Aug 2012   #2

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Hi,

Do you use Google Talk by any chance?

regards,
Golden
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21 Aug 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Right click on debug.log and select Properties for a clue maybe.
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21 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Golden - On occasion, yes. Next time I use it, I will see if that is the cause. Thx.
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21 Aug 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRoston View Post
Golden - On occasion, yes. Next time I use it, I will see if that is the cause. Thx.
I ask because I stumbled upon this - debug.log isn't in same location as yours - but thought I might hazard a guess:

http://www.hacktrix.com/debug-log-fi...m-and-solution

Regards,
Golden
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21 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Good suggestion - I followed the instructions provided. I expect to use Google Voice this Thursday, we'll see if that resolves the issue.
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