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Desktop.ini spyware?

by cnetfo / December 13, 2006 12:19 AM PST


after opening desktop.ini files in notepad i get the following...

MusicBuyUrl= &albumID=001D6543-37D7-42D4-BEF4-E5440BA73AFE&a_id=R%20%20%20786867&al bum=Life%20in%20Slow%20Motion&artistID=8DB179E6-CABD-45F9-9095-77F825F 86DA5&p_id=P%20%20%20%2081729&artist=David%20Gray&locale=409&geoid=f2& version=

am I right in my assertion that this is accessing the internet.
it seems to download album art images.

Is there anyway to stop this?

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Did you run any ...
by tomron / December 13, 2006 12:40 AM PST
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you must have accidently downloaded music and video
by DarCLew2 / December 13, 2006 12:53 AM PST
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This is the site:, for WMP, for AOL - if you don't want downloads, go to Control Panel-Internet Options-Privacy Taband put in Sites: & Not spyware.

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Hidden Protected Operating System files
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 13, 2006 8:33 AM PST
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If you have set Windows Explorer to unhide Protected Operating System Files, the Desktop.ini file will display. Usually it is hidden.

The site below tells more about Desktop.ini files;


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