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Windows 7: Strange recurring file

07 Sep 2011   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
Strange recurring file

An aquaintance lent me her Angry Birds application so I can see how it plays on my comfuser. I installed it today & for some reason, when I click (or even just hover) the mouse pointer over my Games menu off the Orb (see pic), a file named YourGame.exe gets created on my desktop. This does not happen on her comfuser.

I've scanned the file & it's not a virus or anything bad, but when I try to open it, I get the message: "C:\Users\'me'\Desktop\YourGame.exe is not a valid Win32 application."

I've deleted it & scanned the comfuser for the phrase 'YourGame' & came up empty, I've looked in the registry & cannot find the phrase there either. When I delete the file, it just gets recreated once I use the Games menu again.

Can anyone check out this file (in the .rar), let me know what it is, figure out why it gets recreated & how I can stop it, please.




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File Type: rar YourGame.rar (76 Bytes, 31 views)
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07 Sep 2011   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Do you have AI Wars installed on your computer? I've read that it's associated with that particular game.
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07 Sep 2011   #3
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Nope, never heard of it.
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07 Sep 2011   #4
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Figured out a work around!

I went into the registry & navigated to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\GameUX, under that are a few folders w/info on the games in the Games menu, the 1st folder (Games) is where the Angry Birds installer automatically creates the link for Angry Birds.

All I did was delete the Angry Birds entry, created my own Angry Birds shorcut on the desktop, opened the Games menu & dragged my shortcut to the Games folder. No more recreation of the pesky YourGame.exe icon!

No idea why companies do these types of things, but glad I was able to get rid of it.
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08 Sep 2011   #5
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Ah, okay. I'm glad you've fixed the problem.
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