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Old 07-03-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Recently a file called ‘ Scrap ‘ appeared on my desktop.
I did a search for it and found that I have eight of these on my computer
Properties are :
Name ‘ scrap.shs ‘.
Type: Scrap object;
Size 8.00kb
Opens with’ Shell scrap object Handler ‘ or Notepad
If I try to open it with ’ Shell scrap object Handler ‘
the message is: “Unable to open, object static. Operation not allowed.
If I try to open it with ’ Notepad ‘ I get a lot of Marlett font characters.

What purpose do thes filles serve and can they be deleted with safety, especially the one that is on the desktop?.

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I downloaded Highjackthis and made a log file of my PC
At C:\HJT I have:Highjackthis 213Kb App
Highjackthis 7.04Kb Log file
Highjackthis 207Kb WinZip file
Highjackthis.zip GetRight download file
In Archive Root Directory:
Highjackthis Highjackthis Application
C:\Windows\Prefetch:Highjackthis.exe-03217D9Cpf
Highjackthis.exe-09363753pf
Highjackthis.exe-178F33C6pf
C\Doc & Settings\Username\Recent:
Highjackthis.zip

Apart from the files in C:\TJT, would the files, located elsewhere, cause any problems.?

Following the,’ Post your Log ‘directions, when I opened ‘ Highjackthis ‘, there was no ‘ SCAN ‘ option so I selected, ‘ Do a system scan and save Logfile ‘

Should I now post this log.?

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Old 07-04-2006, 01:22 PM   #2
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Hi Red

Scrap objects are harmless - have a look here

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=138275

If you still have concerns, feel free to post your log and I'll have a look. The scrap object is not malware.

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Old 07-04-2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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Hi Red

Scrap objects are harmless - have a look here

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=138275

If you still have concerns, feel free to post your log and I'll have a look. The scrap object is not malware.
Thank you for your reply.
I visited the MS site, the info was OK, but they didn't say if they could be safely deleted.
I wont bother sending the log as I have decided to get broadband and upgrade to WinXP Pro. , doing a clean install.
I was told broadband works better with XP Pro.
If I come across ' Scrap object ' in the future, I would still be interested to know if they can be safely deleted.
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You may safely delete them if you don't need them. Some users like to make a quick scrap note of the text in Word so they just drag and drop it out of the Word window to create that scrap file. This was probably unintentionally done if you didn't do it. Delete it if you or whoever else uses this computer didn't create it.
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