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f.txt - what is this file?
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:48:07 AM »
When using chrome, my Windows 7 PC has downloaded a file f.txt a couple of times without any request from me. I've done a search on line and many others have seen this file but cannot establish what it is. Malwarebytes and BitDefender don't seem too alarmed about its presence so I'm not too worried.

Anyone have any knowledge or comments about this

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Re: f.txt - what is this file?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 11:26:59 AM »
This was caused by a trafficking error in the adserver. An incorrectly written piece of code was triggering the file download. This is why the source was doubleclick.net, Googles adserver is DoubleClick.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2015, 11:29:47 AM by Only Me »

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Re: f.txt - what is this file?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 01:26:53 PM »
So nothing to worry about then?
Is it fixed now, do you know? :beers:
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Re: f.txt - what is this file?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 05:29:15 PM »
So nothing to worry about then?
Is it fixed now, do you know? :beers:

Do you ever delete all temporary files? That's the best way to clean up your system. Use CCleaner or similar.
Frequently - I use System Mechanic.
Not sure what that has to do with this f.txt file though?
 :)
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Re: f.txt - what is this file?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 05:33:28 PM »
It has been suggested that some temp files cause an issue. Google "f.txt" with quotes you'll find lots of info on it.

 :)
Oh.. OK thanks for that.
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Re: f.txt - what is this file?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 12:55:32 PM »
Usually called wtf.txt
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Re: f.txt - what is this file?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 02:18:54 PM »
Usually called wtf.txt
Thanks for enlightening me Railwaygun... That's exactly what I thought when it downloaded by itself.  :)
« Last Edit: May 15, 2015, 02:28:59 PM by austinbob »
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Re: f.txt - what is this file?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 07:29:10 AM »
Simple answer is to use Firefox, then you can set a prompt that will ask you before you download any file
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