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#1 Jan 10 2011 at 11:12 PM Rating: Decent
My client crashed tonight which is not an uncommon occurrence but something strange happened afterwards and I am curious if anyone else has experienced this. I was lagging out of the game and sending a message to a friend when I got booted from the server and back to the main menu. From the main menu I quit the game and when I arrived at my desktop there was an Explorer window open with "Search Results" that contained several FFXIV log files and other miscellaneous files. This freaked me out a little bit but I did not find anything suspicious on my PC.

This happen to anyone else or anyone have any idea what happened there? I have never seen this before.
#2 Jan 11 2011 at 7:02 AM Rating: Good
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Probably nothing to worry about, although I've crashed many times and never seen that before...

On the other hand, wouldn't it be kind of creepy if someone had remote access to your PC?... They could steal all your sensitive info and passwords, or could even be watching you right now through your webcam... o.o

But it's probably nothing like that, I wouldn't worry. ^.^;

... But I would disallow remote access to your PC, and maybe unplug that webcam, or at least reposition it, since that lamp shade is blocking the view... :x
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#3 Jan 11 2011 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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This makes no sense to me.... let me get the facts straight..

FFXIV crashed... and on your desktop was a search window with several FFXIV log files?

I'm going to ask the obvious.. did you search for these files.. then forget you did it?
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#4 Jan 11 2011 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
lol, Tiger. Very creepy indeed. Remote access is disabled and I am behind a firewall etc.

Maverick, it doesn't make any sense to me either which is why I have posted this here for some insight.

I started lagging terribly in game and as I was sending a message the game crashed, reporting that the server encountered an error. It didn't kill the client which is usually what happens but instead it took me to the main menu where I quit the game and exited the client. When the client closed the search results window was there. I did not run any searches on my PC and there was nothing in the recent searches drop down that had anything to do with ffxiv. I would like to think that maybe the game was writing my message to a log file and the crash made something funky happen butnit just seems very suspicious. I am running windows 7 64-bit btw.
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