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It likely belongs to your antivirus software. Most of the ones that begin with I (capital i) are.

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Uh not just similar but I gave the same answer there and the is no such product as "IBackup" it's an obfuscation technique used to protect the antivirus' deep hooks into Windows (hooks other software developers are not aloud to use). I believe the I ties into the intel folder elsewhere in the registry

 

Long and short of it is (as long as you are properly protected from and scanned for viruses) you can safely (99% surety) add that entry to the exclude list

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You might try RootKitRevealer from Sysinternals, and Nirsoft’s Regscanner.exe to shed some light on the matter.

RootKitRevealer is designed to find Rootkits of course, but can also be used to find useful information from the registry, and will find things (e.g. hidden keys) not discovered by searching in Regedit.

 

I had a couple of uninstalled products that have left behind old registry keys that are now debris (one from an old Virus Checker). RootkitRevealer enabled me to find them. There is a very useful help file with the utility that describes the messages the utility produces. There is also a forum on the Sysinternals site that has a wealth of information. 

 

The scan it performs takes a while, but is very thorough. The machine can appear to lock up for periods during this time.

The Regscanner enables you to search the registry more readily for multiple occurrences of keys etc. And then open in Regedit to view the data in context.

 

Implied in the above are the usual about own risk, due caution, care, skill and judgement when it comes to the registry. :-)

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I'm sorry for not getting back sooner. 

 

Thanks to all for your comments/suggestions.  You're all very helpful. I'm running Win 7 Pro and using Norton 360 as my standing AV.  I run other AV/Malware scanners, but never when Norton is active.  My guess (and that's ALL it is) is that it's related to Norton Backups that I have done to a USB stick.  Originally, that stick was mapped as my E: drive.  At some point in the past an error in my OS (perhaps caused by Norton Backup)  has lost the E: drive and now it sees my stick as the F: drive.  No E: can be found anymore, and I just shrugged it off. (I know, I know - dumb).  I hope that it's not related to my Macrium Reflect image backups that I keep on the same stick ... I may find that out the hard way.  So I am going to look into that as well.  I have deleted it with CC many times and saw no 'apparent' damage.  The error would just return = persistent.  I'll try the suggestion from bartholomewking because I LOVE letting utilities making the problem worse.  lol  Going to look at that link too.  Thanks again!  - Art

 

BTW - It seems that the Like function is 'borked'.  I've never used it before but it responds with "An error occurred: You have reached your quota of positive votes for the day".  You guys should squak because you're 'not getting your due'.

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the Like This button has never been 'turned on' by the forum Admins.

rumor has it because it may incite favouritism, or competitiveness, or be abused, or some such thing.

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lost the E: drive and now it sees my stick as the F: drive.  No E: can be found anymore, and I just shrugged it off.

 

That can happen if you plug a USB drive into a different USB port.

 

When I run into that wishing for it to be mapped to a particular drive letter (because I use batch files that point to a particular drive letter) I always manually change it using the freeware Nirsoft DriveLetterView.

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That can happen if you plug a USB drive into a different USB port.

 

When I run into that wishing for it to be mapped to a particular drive letter (because I use batch files that point to a particular drive letter) I always manually change it using the freeware Nirsoft DriveLetterView.

 

Hi Andavari -

 

I like Nirsoft, that dude makes some good stuff!  I'll check it out.  But, I discovered what was going on .. just didn't have time to post back right away.  Apparently my W7 Pro OS assigned (and remembers) that I used that USB2 port with a Pony Drive that I originally used (assigned E:) long before the 65 GB drive (assigned F:) I've recently been using for backups.  I just had a hunch, and it turned out to be the case.  I'll go get that Utility anyway.  Thank you very much.  - Art

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