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Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug

Posted By: StrawberryKitty

Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 12/12/10 10:36 AM

Images explain it all.


EDIT: I managed to remove the symlinked folder weird stuff
Posted By: Sat

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 12/12/10 01:56 PM

Originally Posted By: StrawberryKitty
Images explain it all.

Sorry, but no, not at all. Please elaborate.
Posted By: StrawberryKitty

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 12/12/10 02:16 PM

Symlinked folder linking to itself caused a bunch of recursion. I don't know if mirc made it etc but I managed to remove it so all is fine, pretty weird though.
Posted By: argv0

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 13/12/10 12:52 AM

Originally Posted By: StrawberryKitty
I don't know if mirc made it


Says it all.

No, mIRC didn't make it, given that the path points to a temporary directory in a non-user-writable disk location. Do a virus scan, because you may have one.
Posted By: StrawberryKitty

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 13/12/10 11:58 PM

No virus was present, Anti-virus got one, and since it was mirc I found and nothing else that gives a bit of weight to what caused it, I certainly didn't find any other applications in there.
Posted By: argv0

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 14/12/10 04:39 AM

"Anti-virus got one"

What exactly does that mean?

Many viruses target mIRC specifically, and no other programs, which could explain how it was only mIRC. As a sidenote, it could just be nothing, as you're generally not supposed to be poking around ProgramData anyway, and as I mentioned, mIRC never puts itself there.
Posted By: DJ_Sol

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 15/12/10 12:45 AM

Do you run other people's scripts in your mirc?
Posted By: StrawberryKitty

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 17/12/10 03:57 AM

Originally Posted By: argv0
"Anti-virus got one"


It means I already have one my computer doesn't have a virus, I make all my own scripts and know my way around windows fairly well.

Originally Posted By: DJ_Sol
Do you run other people's scripts in your mirc?


No I only run my own scripts.
Posted By: StrawberryKitty

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 13/01/11 04:45 AM

Managed to fix this the junction had messed up ACLs so obviously not mIRC's fault.
Posted By: RusselB

Re: Multiple copies of mIRC possible path bug - 13/01/11 08:04 AM

Glad to hear that you found the cause of this.
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