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    I have downloaded a couple of files today and as usual save the good ones to my places but on i did not download manually (mustave been accidental or automatic or linked) is calles 'friendly visitors' and is a picture of an alien spaceship at area 51. there is no obvious problem with this execpt that even when i clear the temporary file folder ( which i ALWAYS do) it keeps returning there. I have cleared the cache but still happens. Just wondering has anyone else had this and how do you get rid of it?

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    i thought i was the only one to have it, i dont know how to get rid of it but its pretty neat

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    The same thing happened to me! I hope it's not some kind of "visitor" on my hard disc....

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    That what i worried about cos it seems to have ruined my default view i see usa again tried re snapping it but nope.......

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    No clue! Do you have downloaded any network links that may cause that?

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    nothing that i knew about. don't you have it in your GE, too?

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    I don't have it...

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    I got it when I downloaded svens new GE and skype network link.
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    I got it too! But didnt download the skype thing.
    Strange!
    Has it something to do with it's link source http://earth.google.com/images/ufo.png ?

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    At least it is not a virus/tracker or any adaware as i just checked my HD but still strange that it was able 2 be downloaded without us realising eh?? Could have easily been bad. I wonder how many ppl have actually got it/were it is from and more importantly how 2 get rid of this annoying but sort of funny thing?

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    I will delete it until sven gives a statement here.

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    so there's only one explanation left: the picture is real. these are real aliens having a barbecue at area 51. and nobody told us. SCANDAL!

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    It must be a joke from Google !!! We are the 1st April !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hornblower
    I don't have it...
    Correction, I have it too.

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    Well I did not download anything this morning and I have it also. I deleted it and restarted Google earth and it reappeared. Is someone testing a theory on us. Don't like the idea that anyone can download a file to my computer without my knowledge. I checked time stamps on new files and did not find any new ones that were suspicious. What gives?
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