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By amjad_128 ·
I am having a problem with my windows o/s. there are files Folder.htt and desktop.ini automatically replaced with my original files and creating a problem while browsing my computer contents. these files slow my system speed while browsing the files. showing message in the status bar that " can't load or initialize ActiveX components." when I delete these files my system works properly but when I reboot my system it again creates these files. . this is I think a virus commonly moving over the internet. my other friend also facing the same problem. Please help me out with this problem.

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by bb11772 In reply to Infected File not detecte ...

It's all good. I doubt it's a virus. At one time I too thought that. the .ini and .htt files I believe have to do with how your desktop and folder views are setup. I think if you have Active desktop running, you will get these .htt folder regardless. Nice enhancements huh?

I think the .ini files deal with that as well as settings it stores for active deskop, web services and folder views. I think you are getting the Active X errors because you've locked down all of your Active X control. If you turn it all off, remember, Active Desktop I believe uses it in much the same way.

And since the new platforms and Explorer is nothing more than a web browser for your own computer, the programmer's started developing the OS to work inconjunction with Active X to actually speed things up. I don't think you can truely disable these functions once you hit XP and/or IE version 5 or higher. I could be wrong, since I don't work for MS. :)

Anyone else have thoughts?

Ben Eric

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by bb11772 In reply to Infected File not detecte ...

Incidentally, once you determine if it's your Active X sercurity that's the main issue, I would slap anti-virus protection on the machine and do a through scan (all files) and then leave it running in the background constantly for a few days alteastto give you piece of mind.

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by Ann777 In reply to Infected File not detecte ...

If your computer is showing Folder.htt and Desktop.ini in each and every folder that means your computer is infected with virus called HTML.Redlof.A, Discovered on: April 16, 2002. To Remove that virus scan all files and folders with antivirus and delete Infected Files. Then modify the registry:

1. Click Start, and click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
2. Type regedit and then click OK. The Registry Editor opens.
3. Navigate to the key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

4. In the right pane, delete the value

Kernel32

5. Navigate to the key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Identities\[Default Use ID]\Software\
Microsoft\Outlook Express\[Outlook Version].0\Mail

6. In the right pane, delete the values
Compose Use Stationery
Stationery Name
Wide Stationery Name

7. Navigate to the key

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Outlook\Options\Mail

8. In the right pane, delete the value

EditorPreference

9. Navigate to and delete these subkeys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllFile\Shell
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllFile\ShellEx
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllFile\ScriptEngine
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllFile\ScriptHostEncode

10. Exit the Registry Editor.

then find all Folder.htt and Desktop.ini and delete it. Restart your computer. Now it will not show any Folder.htt and Desktop.ini and you should be fine.

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