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Topic # 62895 16-Jun-2010 19:28
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Whenever I insert a blank cd/dvd into the drive, Win7 tells me I have a file waiting to be written to the drive, desktop ini.
When I look at the file with Notepad i see this...


Also, whenever I insert a USB drive or a SC card, a zero-byte file, autorun.inf is written to the device.

I am running Avira and it reports no virii and I also did a scan with an online virus detector with no result.

Is this normal, am I paranoid?


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 342433 16-Jun-2010 19:31
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They are random system files, containing icon settings and stuff for the folder. They appear on my desktop from time to time, where I just bin them. Doesn't seem to do any damage binning them

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  Reply # 342999 18-Jun-2010 13:22
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