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Does anyone know what net_save.dna is?

 
 
Mithrill
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      23-05-2007, 02:09 AM
I recently noticed a file named "net_save.dna" in the root of my C:
drive. The file 990 bytes (4.00 KB on disk) and was created and last
modified yesterday. I've done researched the file all over the web and
can't find any answers as to what it is. Others have seen the same
file, but no knows its purpose.

I thought all the smart people in this group might have some knowledge
to shed on this file. Any help and/or ideas will be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Mithrill

 
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Shenan Stanley
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      23-05-2007, 03:30 AM
Mithrill wrote:
> I recently noticed a file named "net_save.dna" in the root of my C:
> drive. The file 990 bytes (4.00 KB on disk) and was created and last
> modified yesterday. I've done researched the file all over the web
> and can't find any answers as to what it is. Others have seen the
> same file, but no knows its purpose.
>
> I thought all the smart people in this group might have some
> knowledge to shed on this file. Any help and/or ideas will be
> greatly appreciated.


Looked at its contents in wordpad?

Just *how* did you search?
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=net_save.dna

Personally - I would rename it - if you see no adverse effects - aftter a
while - delete it.
Wouldn't have just installed something (like a cable modem or something)
would ya?

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Mithrill
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      26-05-2007, 11:14 PM
On May 22, 10:30 pm, "Shenan Stanley" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Mithrill wrote:
> > I recently noticed a file named "net_save.dna" in the root of my C:
> > drive. The file 990 bytes (4.00 KB on disk) and was created and last
> > modified yesterday. I've done researched the file all over the web
> > and can't find any answers as to what it is. Others have seen the
> > same file, but no knows its purpose.

>
> > I thought all the smart people in this group might have some
> > knowledge to shed on this file. Any help and/or ideas will be
> > greatly appreciated.

>
> Looked at its contents in wordpad?
>
> Just *how* did you search?http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=net_save.dna
>
> Personally - I would rename it - if you see no adverse effects - aftter a
> while - delete it.
> Wouldn't have just installed something (like a cable modem or something)
> would ya?
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Wayhttp://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html


Shenan,

Thanks for the reply. I had actually considered all of the things you
suggested, but those were good ideas.

I searched for the web in a variety of ways. I tried the exact file
name and I also searched for information on files with the .dna
extension. Nothing I found was all that useful.

I haven't recently installed a cable modem....its been several months
since I did that. I did notice some stuff that made me think the file
might be associated with Comcast.

I scanned the file with a bunch of online virus scanners. Plus
kaspersky nor Microsoft Defender didn't raise any flags.

Before posting anything about the file, I had tried to read the file
contents in a text editor. Unfortunately the file didn't contain
printable characters. One thing I thought that I had done differently
on the day the file was created was remote desktop into my PC from an
mac laptop. I had also transferred some files between the Mac and PC
using Samba. Thinking this might have created the file, I moved the
file to my recycle bin and then did the remote desktop and file
transfer thing again. However, this didn't recreate the file.

One guy I work with thought it might be something to do with .Net. He
thought .dna was a proprietary Microsoft file and stood for Dot Net
Architecture. Maybe he's right. Thoughts???

Thanks again!

 
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