How do I get rid of invisible XLS files? 

Good Morning,  !
Today is Monday, January 7

Thank you Reuben!

In the late 1930s and early 1940s Japan and the US had a
steady shoving match going on in Asia, practising ships guns
and sinking each others ships, even including expensive
submarines, but since neither side attacked the other side's
homeland, that was all considered peaceful practise.
Who would have thought, that the Japanese scoundrels would
take it serious?

Well, it seems, they did.
Today in 1941 they attacked Pearl Harbor, 
and the knives came out.

Have FUN!

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Thanks to Katie for this classic: Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cell phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands free speaker-function and begins to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen. MAN: "Hello" WOMAN: "Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?" MAN: "Yes" WOMAN: "I'm at the mall now and found this beautiful leather coat. It's only $1,000. Is it OK if I buy it?" MAN: "Sure, ..go ahead if you like it that much." WOMAN: "I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the new 2006 models. I saw one I really liked." MAN: "How much?" WOMAN: "$65,000" MAN: "OK, but for that price I want it with all the options." WOMAN: "Great! Oh, and one more thing .... The house we wanted last year is back on the market. They're asking $950,000." MAN: "Well, then go ahead and give them an offer, but just offer $900,000." WOMAN: "OK. I'll see you later! I love you!" MAN: "Bye, I love you, too." The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are looking at him in astonishment. Then he grins and asks: "Anyone know whose phone this is?
A man was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. The plane had a layover in Sacramento. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft, the plane would re-board in one hour. Everybody got off the plane except one gentleman who was blind. Another man had noticed him as he walked by and could tell the gentleman was blind because his Seeing Eye dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of him throughout the entire flight. He could also tell he had flown this very flight before because the pilot approached him, and calling him by name, said, "Keith, we're in Sacramento for an hour, would you like to get off and stretch your legs? " The blind man replied, "No thanks, but maybe my dog would like to stretch his legs." Picture this: All the people in the gate area came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Seeing Eye dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses. People scattered. They not only tried to change planes, but they were trying to change airlines! True story....Have a great day and remember... Things aren't always as they appear.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD to Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, Astoria, Oregon Jailed after posting about drunken driving, hit-and-run on Facebook Reported by SlashDot Police arrested an Oregon teenager who confessed on Facebook that he had been driving drunk on New Year's Eve and hit someone's car. Astoria police say officers were investigating a hit and run involving a sideswiped car when two Facebook friends of Jacob Cox-Brown contacted authorities to report a Facebook post in which the 18-year-old wrote: "Drivin drunk ... classsic;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P" Deputy Chief Brad Johnston says Cox-Brown was charged with failure to perform the duties of a driver. He was not charged with drunken driving because in Oregon the written admission on Facebook is not sufficient evidence that he was intoxicated. He will have to kill somebody first. Tech Support Pits From: Anita Re: Invisible files Dear Webby I got an email from ??? with no text, but an attachment called Ͳɹfuɱ.xls Naturally, Windoze7 can't cope with that and won't let me delete that attachment, which most likely has some wicked Excel macros in it. Windoze7 won't even show it in a way, that would let me rename it to a name, that I could delete. How do I get rid of it? Anita Dear Anita For that you have to step back into good old DOS. First hover over the attachment, without clicking of course, and watch in the status line what the file location is. In my case it would be: D:\Alpha\Eudora\Attachments Then go to the directory above that, in my case that would be D:\Alpha\Eudora\ In yours it is bound to be different, but you get the idea. Highlight the Attachments directory, Hold down the SHIFT key Rightclick the mouse Open Command Window here That is a secret trick that they accidentally left in there from troubleshooting. When the black DOS window is open, type: dir *.xls Probably that bad news file is the only Excel file that will show up. If it is the only one, then type del *.xls hit Enter, and it is gone. You can verify it by again typing dir *.xls and hitting Enter. If a whole bunch of XLS files showed up, then you have to move the keepers somewhere else. No big deal. Type md XLS-Keepers and hit Enter. md stands for Make Directory. Everything in DOS is that simple, just like in Linux. Now look at one of the files, that you want to keep, for exmple grammas-tax-receipts.xls You saw that md stands for Make Directory What would be a good command for move? try mv /? That tells you all about it. a space and /? will show you the help file on any command. Yes, mv filename destination will work. So type mv grammas-tax-receipts.xls XLS-Keepers And do the same with all the XLS files, that you have received as attachments, and that you want to keep for good. dir *.xls will show you which ones are left. Once all the keepers are moved out of the way, then you can safely type del *.xls and get rid of the malicious file. * is a wildcard, and simply means anything on that side of the dot, even if you can't type the weird characters. If you were not able to fall back to good old DOS, or boot up with a linux Live CD, you would not be able to get rid of that file. I get those files too now and then. Luckily I use MailWasher, which shows them to me, so that I can nuke them right on the server. My MailWasher of course recognized the threat and flagged it for deletion. If I don't touch anything and just hit F6 for PROCESS, that mail and it's attachment will be sent to hell, without ever downloading it. Why all the fuss? Why not just ignore that file, since Windows 7 can't see it anyway? Excel files can have macros in them, that activate other macros (programs) at a certain calendar date. Personally, I really don't want to find out what somebody in North Korea wants my computer to do at that time and date. If I didn't have MailWasher, I would spend three or four seconds in DOS, and then dump the recycle bin. I have absolutely nothing against Excel files, that I created, or that people I know have created. However, when they come from somebody. whose name I can't read, then I do NOT want them anywhere near my computer. Have FUN! DearWebby
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A priest was vested in his surplice and cassock ready to proceed at the beginning of a procession. His surplice was very ornate, and he was swinging the incense pot, which had smoke coming from it. Lance, the flaming fruit from across the street, touched him on the shoulder and said, "Darling, I love your dress, but your purse is on fire!"
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A large dog walks into a butcher's shop with a purse in its mouth. He puts the purse down and sits in front of the meat case. "What is it, boy?" the butcher asks, joking around with his customers. "Want to buy some meat?" "Woof!" barks the dog. "Hmm," says the butcher. "What kind? Liver, bacon, steak--" "Woof!" interrupts the dog. "And how much steak? Half a kilo, one kilo--" "Woof!" says the dog. The amazed butcher wraps up the meat and finds the money in the dog's purse. As the dog leaves, the butcher decides to follow. The dog enters an apartment house, climbs to the third floor, and begins to scratch on the door. With that, the door swings open and an angry woman starts shouting at the dog. "Stop!" yells the butcher. "What are you doing? That's the most clever animal I've ever seen!" "Clever?" counters the woman. "This is the third time this week he's forgotten his keys!"
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Today in 
0036 -BC- Earliest known Mayan inscription, Stela 2 at 
   Chiapa de Corzo
0043 -BC- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman writer, gets his 
  head & right hand chopped off by Mark Antony's soldiers 
0185 Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52?) 
1868 Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin MO, kills 1 
1877 Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone 
1909 Leo Baekeland, Yonkers NY, patents 1st thermosetting 
   plastic (Bakelite) 
1912 Bust of Queen Nefertete found in El-Amarna, Egypt 
1917 US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria 
   during World War I
1926 Gas refrigerator patented
1932 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross the Atlantic 
   arrives in New York  
1934 Wiley Post discovers the jet stream
1941 Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
1941 Japanese submarine sunk by a US ship (USS Ward) 
1941 Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon 
1941 German siege of Tobruk after 8 months ends
1945 Microwave oven patented 
1949 Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan
1972 Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission 
   (last of Apollo Moon series), launched 
1975 Indonesian army occupies East Timor 
1976 UN Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, 
  Secretary-General for 2nd 5 year term 
1981 Spain becomes a member of the NATO
1986 President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Hati 
1987 Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank 
1988 Yasser Arafat recognizes existence of Israel 
1988 Earthquake in Armenia - 6.9, >100,000 killed, 
   5,000,000 homeless
1990 Ted Turner  (CNN) & Hanoi Jane announce their 
2013 NHL strike ends. Players fire their union, Owners
   and Players accept arbitrator's recommendation. 2013
   will be a short season abut it will start next weekend.
2013  smiled

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