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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.

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14 Feb 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

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.
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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
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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'
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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
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