Unknown DB files

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rainwalker, May 30, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Posts:
    2,311
    Location:
    USA
    Recently some DB Thumb files have appeared in Explorer. I have no idea what they are as i have not looked at any thumbs. I am unable to open them. I tried a DB Thumb file opener but they will not open.......nor can i delete them o_O
     
  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    63,835
    Location:
    Texas
  3. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Posts:
    2,311
    Location:
    USA
    Thanks Ron, but did not work and i don't like it. I believe i have a Trojan although Dr Agent was found and removed ( i think ). As i said i have not looked at any Thumbs that i am aware of, so i am uncomfortable about these things appearing and not opening for me to take a look o_O
     
  4. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    63,835
    Location:
    Texas
    Have you chosen to show show hidden operating system files on your computer?

    Vista may use those thumb db files and I don't believe they are harmful.
     
  5. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Posts:
    2,311
    Location:
    USA
    Yes, but still shows me nothing. Two of the six folders contain 1.00 MB.
     
  6. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Posts:
    63,835
    Location:
    Texas
    You could post a log here http://forum.aumha.org/ if you believe you have a problem.

    I believe Vista uses thumb db files as a part of the operating system though.
     
  7. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Posts:
    2,311
    Location:
    USA
    Appreciated Ron
     
  8. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Posts:
    2,311
    Location:
    USA
    I would like a few people who are using Vista to see if they are seeing this behavior on their machines. Thank you.
     
  9. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    10,632
    I found a few thumbs.db files on my drives, but I was able to easily delete them.

    If youre worried about these files, you can just disable thumbnail caching/viewing.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.