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is it safe to delete old updates from my syst

Question: is it safe to delete old updates from my syst

have older updates from microsoft updates on computer from 2009, is it safe to go in control panel and delete these . is there a specific time frame for these updates before deleting or do they have to stay on computer. have seen semuliar or same update seems like updated

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Answer: is it safe to delete old updates from my syst

Updates are cumulative. Each one assumes you have something else already and often tests to see if it is there already, if not it may add components from a prior one that is needed during the install. When I just installed SP1 for Windows 7, it showed a range of MB's that it would have to download, depending upon what updates I already had. It turned out that I was up-to-date so I needed the lowest number to download, but if I had not been, it would have been up to three times the download to completely install itself. Only uninstall an update if it caused a problem on your system. If you uninstall any now and then add SP1, then you will only be reinstalling them all over again. Service Packs are unique in this, so this will not always be true as not all updates need many of the prior ones, and any improvements in a prior update will make whatever changed are needed with the new one.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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There are 3 Java updates in my Programs and Features list. All 3 take up 3 hundred-something MB so I want to get rid of the ones I don't need. I'm guessing I keep the latest one (update 7) and delete the other 2 (3 and 5)

Thanks

edit: i also have the java 6 runtime envio.

Answer:Is it safe to delete these Java updates?

Hi Slapshot

Yes it is safe to remove older versions....

Download JavaRa and unzip it to your desktop.

***Please close any instances of Internet Explorer before continuing!***Double-click on JavaRa.exe to start the program.
From the drop-down menu, choose English and click on Select.
JavaRa will open; click on Remove Older Versions to remove the older versions of Java installed on your computer.
Click Yes when prompted. When JavaRa is done, a notice will appear that a logfile has been produced. Click OK.
A logfile will pop up.
This log file will show you what has been removed.

Hope this helps

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is it safe to remove all windows xp security updates and hotfixes in the hidden add/remove programs list? i am happy with these fixes and have no desire to uninstall them
 

Answer:Solved: is it safe to delete windows xp security updates and hot fixes?

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hi guys! hope everyone's doing well. before i delve into the big issue, have a minor question. last night i was trying to update some drivers and the fan started running hot. checked the task manager and the CPU usage was 100% it was scary. anyway, i stopped the task, but the fan was running pretty wild for a good 3-5 minutes. how damaging was this to the overall condition of the laptop? hope not too bad or not at all heh.. ok so shortly after, i updated 2 things, BIOS, and Windows update. it was late at night, i figured it would finish when i wake up, but nope, the update install was stuck. Then i restarted the computer, and got a message saying that update failed, and reverting to old changes (something along those lines). i cant seem to get out from that message. so i went into safe mode, and tried to delete the updates one at a time, and for some reason, i cant! now im clueless. i dont have a recovery image or cd heh... i should really set a recovery point before updating... need to remind myself to do that. i tried to troubleshoot the updates, but windows can't fix the problems either.. how can i fix this?

Answer:Windows update failed, stuck in loop, cant delete updates in safe mode

I actually have the same issue with my PC - Desktop. Where it'll start installing then once at 80% it'll start reverting. It gets annoying, I have suspicions that it's cause I upgraded my GPU from a HD 7400 series to a GTX 750 Ti. So I think my when I tried doing updates it was still trying to update the non-existant HD 7400 GPU and causing my installation to fail.  I'm curious to know if maybe this is a Hardware issue verses software ! 





i5 - 3450 3.4 GHz / 2TB HDD / 32GB MEMORY / GTX 750Ti GPU

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Gentlemen [and Ladies ?]

I have three questions.

My Operating System is Windows XP Professional SP2.

1. I read the reply to PURE TRAGEDY's post of the 7th April 2005 and immediately uninstalled my AVG7 anti-virus scanner. Norton System Works antivirus and AVG7 antivirus had been running side by side for six or seven months and nothing untoward had happened, but when I read the dire warning in the advice to PURE TRAGEDY, AVG7 got the chop.

I would like to scan with Norton in SAFE MODE but do not know how to do it. When I had Windows 98SE, my computer used to jump into SAFE MODE without me doing anything positive to cause it to do that. I had no idea how to get out of SAFE MODE so a neighbour helped. I cannot remember what he did. My computer was in SAFE MODE for two days on one occasion because I did not dare mess about with it.

So, an explanation, in 'dummy' language, exactly how I can get into SAFE MODE, and scan my computer for viruses with Norton, and how I can get out of it, will be appreciated.

2. I have Norton System Works, Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaster. Spyware Guard, and 2-Squared in my computer. The programmes are updated and used every day. Norton detected a virus which AVG7 did not, so I feel happy with the Norton security.

I have considered installing Microsoft's Beta Anti-Spy and malware application but my friends throw up their hands in horror when anything with Beta is mentioned. "Don't do i... Read more

Answer:XP queries - SAFE MODE; BETA, and delete or not delete

I too am a tidy person, to the degree I can be, oldsoldierThe reason you had no untoward results having both Norton & AVG running was probably due to how they were configured to run.If both were set to to scan continously and be auto-updated constantly, then some problems may have surfaced.You may simply delete the Grisoft folder.You need not open any of the files before you do.That folder was essentially for backups to what the AV software did for you.Without it's presence, or in light of your decision not to re-install it, those files in that folder are useless.I should mention I uninstalled Norton in favor of AVG because:1. Norton updates less frequently than AVG, and isn't effective against as many new variants as the Grisoft has been in the last couple of years.2. Norton costs more.3. Norton, when uninstalled, is also messy. It seems to me to require more system resources to do less for me. An opinion based on a couple years of observation, and reading countless HJT logs where it is installed and serious malware problems also co-exist. 4. Norton offers several products. I've had most installed at one time or another.I bought the System Works Suite in 2002. It deeply embeds into winXP when you use all the features of it, and slows the PC down considerably doing so. If you do not use a similar product, then you will not have similar experiences. The anti-virus aspect of it alone did prove IMHO to be marginally adequate.Microsoft Beta 1 is not anti-vir... Read more

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I am trying to clear old programs from my computer and have found lots of updates for Java, each over 100mb each. Is it okay to remove the old ones, or are they now part of the program?

Answer:Java Updates -can I delete old updates

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ThinkVantage System Update application will find the appropriate updates, download them and install them. This is convenient. But when it finishes the updates, it will not clean the installation files it has downloaded, which I think are not useful any more since the update installation is completed, right? I think the update appliction stores the downloaded files in the folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\System Update\ ,   this folder of mine is over 1.32GB big now. But I just don't know which files and subfolders in it are safe to delete. Or rather, the preload system occupies a large space on the disk. Which files are no longer used and safe to delete? Would any experts help with this? Thank you very much! Norm

Answer:How can I delete the update installation files? Or which files are useless and safe to delete?

I've been experimenting. Now I figure it out. Automatic System Update downloads and stores files in C:\Program Files\Lenovo\System Update\ Sessions\, and in Sessions' subfolders, all files are not used once update is completed except those ending with .xml. Thus those unnacessary files are safe to delete. This is what I find out so far.   Continuing to experiment.  Message Edited by normyy on 05-31-2009 11:12 PM

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Panda found these problems...
zserv.dll
susp.exe
bridge.dll
txfdb32.dll
tcpservice2.exe
dailytoolbar.dll
alxres.dll

all have been cleaned using...
smitfraudfix
atf cleaner
counterspy
panda
system restore has been disabled, rebooted and reset

Now I am on another pc because IE will not let me on???
however IE will let me get into usps.com??
tried firefox as well with no luck
been dealing with this since 9am, about ready to stick in the start discs yet am hesitant as i cant afford to loose all of my data. My system wont even let me back up files to cd??

please, please help if you can
thanx
JP

Answer:syst clean now cant get on IE

sorry for the 2 part post
I ran this after the first post
thanx for any help that you could offer



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:23:47 PM, on 6/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\TPSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\pavsrv51.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\program files\panda software\panda titanium 2006 antivirus + antispyware\firewall\PNMSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\PsImSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus + Antispyware\apvxdwin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\C... Read more

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on my system. A XT with Explorer 7. Pretty much a standard system.
I got this message to send a report to MS.

Error message says: szAppName syssvcnt.ext, ver 30.15: SC mod name Kernal 32.dlll, ver 5.1.2600.5781, offest 00009823.

My Internet supplier is Atlantic Broadband.

Question is where is my problem and who do I look to for help?

Atlantic BB? Windows XT? Explorer? Hardware? NetSafe?

Thanks
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2035 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 189838 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG31PR, AAD97573-202, BTPR733002SX
Antivirus: NetSafe Anti-Virus, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:ESP NT Syst message

From your specifications, you're on a computer running Windows XP. By "Explorer 7", I assume you mean that you use Internet Explorer 7 as your web browser, right?

When do you get the error message you describe? While browsing the web? A specific site? Every time you open Internet Explorer? When you boot?
 

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My friend broke his mouse (uses Win98) that came with his computer (a Trademark brand - about 6 yrs old, with a proprietary mouse (also Trademark). So He bought a basic MS mouse and plugged it in - then turned on the computer - but it doesn't dedect the new mouse. And, of course, he can't point to anything to try to use the control panel.
Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Syst won't detect new mouse

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built a pc - having a few probs.... bios is fine, but can't install Win XP. I get the first blue screen when it is checking the system and then comes up with error message '7' - unable to load... had a few different endings but always error message 7. Is it the Hard Drive. I bought Win XP Home and want to install on a new PC. The other one I had, died with my orig install of XP on it.... Help Plz... thank y'all....
 

Answer:can't install op syst.. *sigh*

Is your system booting from the cdrom first ?
 

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My system loads and runs very slow. Would appreciate if someone would review the attached HJT log and tell me if I have a spyware problem.

thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:22:42 PM, on 12/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Prevx Home\PXAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO_MX\SonyMxTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2000\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO_MX\SND\MxSndLib.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO_MX\LCD\MxLcdLib.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2000\Pop3trap.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2000\WebTrapNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
D:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
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Answer:Please review HJT log-syst very slow

Your log is clean.

Here are some routine maintenance practices that you should do on a regular basis to keep your machine running efficiently:

Disk Cleanup:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

Run chkdsk:

To use Chkdsk, click Start and My Computer. Right-click the hard drive you want to check, and click Properties. Select the Tools tab and click Check Now. Check both boxes. Click Start. You'll get a message that the computer must be rebooted to run a complete check. Click Yes and reboot. Chkdsk will take awhile, so run it when you don't need to use the computer for something else.

Remove unnecessary startups

This should be done through the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by the items that you have determined are unnecessary. Click "Apply" then "Close"

You will be prompted to restart. Go ahead and restart.

Upon restart you will be confronted with a dialogue box warning about running in selective startup. Just ignore that message and put a check in the box by "Don't show me this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" and click "OK". You will not be bothered by the message again.

Keep in mind that some entries will be re-enabled in the startups... Read more

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Hello,
I'm getting the BSOD and the system will not boot. Where do I start to try to diagnose problem?

Thanks

AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+
3072 MB Ram
500 GB HD
Nvidia Geforce 6150 SE
 

Answer:BSOD/Syst will not boot

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i ran a "DISTRUCTIVE SYSTEM RECOVERY" yesterday!now everything is "S M A L L" on my screen!W H Y ?

Answer:everything is small on my screen after a syst

"i ran a "DISTRUCTIVE SYSTEM RECOVERY" yesterday!now everything is "S M A L L" on my screen!W H Y ? was a destructive restore"Right click on desktop and re sizeOr try ctrl plus the + to enlarge.

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hi can anyone help please? i ran "remove it pro" and it found only one problem a virus in the SYS32.STKASVSL i tried to fix the problem but it says it cannot do it and it must be removed manually is it safe to delete this file?

Answer:is this safe to delete?

Can you check the name again? Even a Google does not pick up that one.

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on pc Start>my computer>c:/>my documents>owner>local settings>TEMP. there is alot of gumph in here apart from other sub folders things like old pics and alot of files i.e pf1828273736.tmp and .bmp as being a serspicious person when it comes to my pc are these safe to delete.

Answer:is it safe to delete this

Check the date, if it is older than todays, then it is generally thought to be safe to delete. However, I would suggest that you just delete the files (as opposed to holding down the shift button when deleting, as this bypasses the recycle bin), this way if anything is missing you can restore from the recycle bin, after, say a week, with no error boxes telling you that xx.xxx is missing, just empty the recycle bin. Hope this helps.

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Hi, while browsing files from windows,i.ve noticed files from past downloads still hanging around...for example panda software which i've once used for an online malware scan,i want to know is itsafe to delete these?The thing is they are in system 32 and i am aware of consequences of deleting things from there but files from old downloads...is it safe?
Thanx

Chris

Answer:Is It Safe To Delete?

It depends on the program and the files that are present. I would suspect that the Panda stuff is OK to delete - but as you said, it's a bit dicey when you delete things from System32.

So, here's the suggestion:
1) Make a folder on your Desktop called something like "Temporary Storage before Recycling"
2) Move (don't copy) the items from the System32 to the above directory.
3) Use the computer for a couple of weeks
4) If no issues pop up, then delete the files to your Recycle Bin. They'll stay in the Recycle Bin until you empty it (or until you force them out by deleting other stuff) - so you should get another couple of weeks out of that.

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Question: Safe to delete??

Hi GuysI've found a number of files in the 'Windows' folder on my C Drive highlighted in blue and named $NtUninstllKB926239$ and suchlike. Is it safe to delete them to free some space?TIAKen

Answer:Safe to delete??

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Hi there...
I recently run my Advent CDs and decided to re-isntall windows and backup my old disk structure.

I now have a folder under the C:\ drive called "My Old Disk Structure" which is some 30GB in file size...

The majority of this file size is due to the complete Program Files and Windows folders in there.... because I have re-instaleld everything etc anyway, do I have to keep any of these old folders in "My Old Disk Structure" - I only have 1GB of space left on my HDD and really need to delete these folders.. but is it safe to?

Thanks in advance.
Amnesia

Answer:Is it safe to delete?

Providing that your current install has all the files you need and that none are actually links ( sometimes a nasty thing happens when copying files, you think you've made a physical copy but in fact you end up with a link to the original which turns out to be useless when you access it!)
I know it sounds like a lot of work and maybe not very helpful to you, but why don't you back everything up to DVD then make your delete.You can always test whether you need anything by altering "C:\My Old Disk Structure" to "C:\My Old Disk Structur_" then try to use your PC. It's recoverable that way by changing the name back.
Back up your "My Old Disk Structure" to DVD's and then if you have problems you will be able to find a way back.

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Question: Safe to delete?

Is it safe to delete a VPTNFILE.* that is over a year old?

What about *.msi & *.msp (microsoft patch installer) files? Are they still needed after installation?

Is it safe to delete user.dmp in the DrWatson directory?

Is it safe to delete *.err files?

Thanx
 

Answer:Safe to delete?

Sharkbait said:

Is it safe to delete a VPTNFILE.* that is over a year old?Click to expand...

From TrendMicro Housecall. You can delete it if you want: http://www.trendmicro-middleeast.co...owledge_base_detail.php?searchSolutionID=4262

Is it safe to delete user.dmp in the DrWatson directory?Click to expand...

Yes

Is it safe to delete *.err files?Click to expand...

Usually, but depends what exactly the file is.
 

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Question: Safe To Delete?

The root directory of my C drive contains stuff that seems like garbage to me.

1. $SysReset: Contains an empty Logs folder. Haven't done any kind of reset/refresh--don't
even know what that means.
2. Driver_allOS: Contains a folder called Audio. This contains lots of files and folders that seem
like they could be important, but none have been modified in years.
3. inetpub: Apparently this has to do with creating a web site, which I haven't done and won't
do.
4. Intel: This contains only a Logs folder with 5 text documents in it, none of which have been
touched in years. I do have an Intel motherboard and chip.
5. PerfLogs: Empty.

Can I safely delete any of these things? Oh, and please don't ask me why I want to delete this stuff; I think my first sentence says it all. If you don't know, just drive on by. Thanks.

Answer:Safe To Delete?

Just send them to the recycle bin. The only one that might contain anything important would be the Driver_allOS, but I doubt it. Restart the computer and if it restarts OK and everything seems to still be working, then empty the recycle bin.

Hmmmm.... I have the $SysReset folder too - looks like that must have come from a Windows Update or something because I swear it wasn't there before. I'm deleting it!

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Question: Safe to delete?

Hi everyone I was wondering if its safe to delete the PCDr folder in ProgramData?

Answer:Safe to delete?

Maybe.

If it's the PC-Doctor referenced in this link it was probably installed by your computer manufacturer to help diagnose computer issues. Your computer info indicates you're using a Dell Alienware which most likely has some high-end specs for gaming. If your machine started having problems it might be nice for Dell to have access to the logs that would probably be stored in the PCDr folder.

On the other hand, if you don't ever plan on contacting Dell for any problems that may arise in the future, or if you have other diagnostic tools installed that you trust more than PC-Doctor, it should be safe to remove the folder. Two things to consider, though. I'm taking a guess that your computer probably has at least a 500GB hard drive (maybe even a terabyte - 1,000 GB - drive.) So any logs that might be generated would take up minimal hard drive space. Secondly, you could create a restore point (at a minimum, preferably a full system image) and then remove the folder. If you experience problems, use the system restore point or system image to get the PCDr folder back.

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Hey all,

I don't have any spyware issues or anything, but I'm doing some general maintenance with Hijack This and wanted to get clearance before I delete anything

Are these good to go?

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k (I've always wondered about this one)

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\npjpi150_01.dll (where is this button, what does it do?)

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file) (same as above, although I'm pretty sure this is good to delete since it's no file)
 

Answer:Safe to delete these in HJT??

I've decided to just post the whole log. If anyone sees anything unnecessary please let me know.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:19:21 AM, on 6/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\usbsircs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\gps.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijack This!\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cnn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
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Whilst trying to help a mate out who had a Kazza problem, we ran Kazzabegone programme on his p.c.
I ran it on mine afterwards. Now i've never had Kazza on this p.c but the scan revealed these 4 items. Are they safe to delete? (they don't show up on hijack this)
REGKEY: (MediaLoads) HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Download Manager.
REGKEY: (other)HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\UserKeys\steve.
REGKEY: (other)HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage\System Provider\steve\Data\4d1fa410-6fd9-11d0-8c58-00c04fd9126b.
REGVAL:9Common Name)HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchBar.
Thatks in anticipation
Regards
Steve
 

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Question: Safe to delete

So I was using CCleaner and analyzed my disc as far as what was taking up space. I found A LOT of videos and misc pictures that I cant delete as its requesting admin rights, which I am. My question(s) are.

#1 Can I delete video files found in C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-winsatmediasamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_0b34d0642122c1c4

and #2, is it safe to delete misc pictures that I am finding?

Thank you
 

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Question: safe to delete?

are there certain files in XP

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temp

that should NOT be deleted? or is it safe to clear them all out and let programs recreate their temp files?

just wondering cause i'mm lookin to free a little space.
 

Answer:safe to delete?

So long as you havent installed any programs to it, you can delete the contents. Some files may be in use (they are still temp files), so you may need to do it from Safe Mode.
 

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Hi, I am new to this and not too sure what to do about some of the stuff scanned... please can you help...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 18:12:57, on 02/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

Answer:I need to know which to delete & which is Safe.. Please help!!

Hello and welcome to TSF

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

I see that you are using an outdated version of Hijack This. Please download and install the latest version by going to this Site

Please download Adaware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Go to this Site to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. Also make sure to Customize the settings in Adaware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Reboot your System

Run an online scan at Trend Micro or RAV Antivirus.
Please select the ?autoclean? option when using Trend Micro.

Please post a fresh Hijack This log so that we can check if your system is clean.

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I've noticed under my C:\ directory, along with the standard folders theres some thats been created with names such as NV415412.tmp, another NV928932.tmp, and NV936960.tmp, and last, NV13041448.tmp... Each carry only one file in them as well... the last carries what is titled an uninstallation utility... Any clue if I can safely delete these without recieving hell from some software requiring these? These folders are an kinda annoying to have around when I go through my files, I have to keep over looking em...

The TMP extension first off tells me its a temporary folder.. But I'm likely to be wrong on this.

Thoughts??
 

Answer:Safe to delete these?

Google them and see what comes up. It looks like they're safe but check first.
 

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I run a PC with win.7 and i noticed that I have a lot of files that I would like to delete. Every time I upgrade to a new adobe or ccleaner I have the older version. if I only keep the newest and delete the older version will I lose anything I need?
 

Answer:What is safe to delete?

No you won't lose anything just delete the older versions !
 

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Hi,
I use Spybot S&D and everytime i run it, it keeps finding "ShopAtHome" with a lsp.dll file. I tell it to fix it and it says it will do it on start up, but never does. So my question is, whats the purpose of lsp.dll and is it safe to delete?
 

Answer:Is lsp.dll safe to delete?

Update Spybot to the latest and also get Adaware(update it too). You can also post a HijackThis log.

http://spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=sp#det
 

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Question: Safe to delete ?

HiI have 2 folders of Microsoft.NET framework service pack 1 and until I install a new hard drive next month, wonder can I safely delete these to recover some badly needed space?I rarely use them but am not sure what these are.Many thanksSam

Answer:Safe to delete ?

I don't think you should delete these - Microsoft Net Framework is used to run various Applications within Windows.

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Question: ? safe to delete

I just recently got rid of a virus I hope was hiding in NAV start up list PROGRA~1/NORTON~1/navapw32.exe anyone heard of it? Found it in spybot/tools/startup. Was causing programs not to respond and hog my resources. Well I ran an internal check w/spybot and 2 dll with missing file curious if there safe to delete. avsniff.dll and rufsi.dll. If there is any more I can help with that virus let me know.
 

Answer:? safe to delete

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I updated my flashplayer for IE and firefox, also my Java to the latest updates after kaspersky spied them as a venerable item, so downloaded them to desktop, uninstalled all previous versions of above mentioned items, restarted then installed all the above items and everything works properly, Question is, can I delete the downloads on the desktop after they have been installed? I know it sounds stupid question but am not sure. To make it simple, can you delete any downloaded programs after you install them?
 

Answer:safe to delete?

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Hi all,
Please see the attached zip file as it has my questions along with images of the folders & files I am asking about!!

Thanks so much!
CP
 

Answer:Safe to delete these?

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Hi all,
wondering if you could review my log and let me know if deleting the first 4 registry entries is the correct action to take.
My home page is google, not the yahoo advertisement that is written there.
Thanks very much.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 5:44:31 PM, on 9/04/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://au7.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://au7.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=%SystemRoot%\system32\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: hp toolkit - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - C:\HP\EXPLOREBAR\HPTOOLKT.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\N... Read more

Answer:Please, is it safe to delete these???

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Whilst trying to help a mate out who had a Kazza problem, we ran Kazzabegone programme on his p.c.
I ran it on mine afterwards. Now i've never had Kazza on this p.c but the scan revealed these 4 items. Are they safe to delete? (they don't show up on hijack this)
REGKEY: (MediaLoads) HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Download Manager.
REGKEY: (other)HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Cryptography\UserKeys\steve.
REGKEY: (other)HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Protected Storage\System Provider\steve\Data\4d1fa410-6fd9-11d0-8c58-00c04fd9126b.
REGVAL:9Common Name)HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchBar.
Thatks in anticipation
Regards
Steve
 

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Question: safe to delete?

I have the following files in the main directory of my HD that have various dates of creation. Are they safe to delete? they total like 33.5mb. Are they remenants of truncated files after a crash (thats happened couple times over the 2 years):

Answer:safe to delete?

yep its safe to delete those boogers.

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I'm not sure were to post this so forgive me but I was wondering if somebody can tell me if this is safe to delete
 
¤¤¤ Registry : 11 ¤¤¤
[Suspicious.Path] (X86) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce | {AE8683BA-AC95-412F-B2F0-994E1EDA48CC} : cmd.exe /C start /D "C:\Users\SADIQS~1\AppData\Local\Temp" /B {AE8683BA-AC95-412F-B2F0-994E1EDA48CC}.exe -accepteula -accepteulaksn -activeimages -postboot  -> Found
[PUM.HomePage] (X64) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2108211125-2735585547-1467663385-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main | Start Page :
[PUM.HomePage] (X86) HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2108211125-2735585547-1467663385-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main | Start Page :
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer : 68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11 [UNITED STATES (US)][UNITED STATES (US)][UNITED STATES (US)]  -> Found
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer : 68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11 [UNITED STATES (US)][UNITED STATES (US)][UNITED STATES (US)]  -> Found
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{6A4787D6-72FC-4D4C-9475-10AF3CE75B6B} | DhcpNameServer : 68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11 [UNITED STATES (US)][UNITED STATES (US)][UNITED STATES (US)]  -> Found
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_... Read more

Answer:is it safe to delete ???

Can't help you but PUM stands for Potentially Unwanted Modification so be carefull.Could be
malware or an honest system change.Maybe someone will jump in on this one.

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   My OS = Win95.. Any idea what this file/folder is:lpt$vpm.590 - (Properties = Origin WINDOWS - created April 21 2005).  I deleted it on 4/22/05 and its now sitting in the Recycle Bin. To date, I have had no problems booting up, etc. and I'd just like to know if its "safe" to purge it once & for all from my RB since its hogging 14 mb of my hd. What significance, if any, is this file?

Answer:safe to delete??

kelojo.....Do you use TREND MICRO for your anti virus ?It looks like Virus patterns ........( almost 7mg in size )let us know dl65  

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Question: safe to delete?

is it safe to delete C:\Users\Public? at the rate im losing space ill have only have 1 GB of space in december.

tell me other space-hogging folders.

Answer:safe to delete?

Welcome
Lets not do this piecemeal. Download ccleaner and you will remove all the crap at once. The first c actually stands for crap.
http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
I would, also, invest in a chep external hard drive and put all excess files etc. there.
You can, also, use ccleaner to remove all but the most current system restore point and save a lot of space.
Before removing System Restore points, be sure you are satisfied the way your computer works.

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Question: Safe to delete?

I ran a virus scan today with Trend Micro, and it told me I had the following:
VIRUS QUARANTINE
figaro.sys
beep.sys
A0072148.sys
A0072147.sys
A0067083.exe
A0058675.exe
A0058668.exe
SPYWARE QUARANTINE
cookie_atdmt
TROJAN HORSE QUARANTINE
TROJ_RENOS.AZX

A few days ago, MBAM also told me my computer was infected with TROJ_FAKEALERT and a few others.

Anyway, my question was - I tried to 'clean' all the files under the
VIRUS QUARANTINE heading, and it told me it was unable to. Is it safe to delete the files?
 

Answer:Safe to delete?

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Hi I'm still a newbee and stil learning i ran spybot and these were found and i really not for sure i am suppose to delete so please help thank you here goes---n-case autorun settings(supervisor.exe)(registry value,nothing done)HKEY_USER\S-1-5-21-97400744-1607974653-3432000225-1006\sofeware\mircosoft\Windows\Current\version\run\supervisor.exe
Alexa Related:Link(Replacefile,nothingdone)
C:\windows\web\related.htm
DyFuCa:settings(registryvalue,nothing done)
HKEY_user\s-1-5-21-97400744-1607974653-3432000225-1006\sofeware\microsoft\internet Exployer\Main\BandRest

I Have SpyBot Search & Destroy 1.3 please help thank you
sage04
 

Answer:are these safe to delete

I suggest you click on Advanced settings in Spybot and trawl through the settings to see what's available. If you always click on Fix Selcted Problems, and your settings allow Spybot to set up a recovery mode to get anything back if you need it, you can let it do it's job which, in my opinion, it does extremely well.

Always run Spybot offline once you've checked for updates and I would personally recommend turning off XP's System Restore first and back on afterwards if you need it or feel happier with it in place.

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Question: safe to delete?

i ran bazooka on my pc. it told me i had a spywear called support softwear' is it safe to delete it? when i tried it said removel will change your internet explorer! wot do i do save or delete?

Answer:safe to delete?

I fair bit of spyware sits as part of Internet Explorer to monitor websites you visit. This cannot happen unless IE is monitored, and the only way to do this is to make itself a 'plugin' to be part of it.I would backup your computer before doing anything, and then let it work. Otherwise, you could use Lavasoft's Ad-Aware to check, safe that it will do a good job.Either way, backup the computer before you do anything drastic or unknown.

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Hi,

Just noticed this (attached). Wut R these & is it safe 4 me 2 delete?

Thanks,
Jill

Answer:Safe 2 Delete These??

Hi jilly,
Couple of questions...first up what is the program that you have been using ?

Secondly,..the amount of space is neglible [43Kb], and if your machine is working ok...just read my signature.

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Hello,
Can someone please tell me if this is safe to delete.

04 startup: winlogon.ink = ?

I can't delete it from hijack this.
is it safe to delete from running prcesses list:
winlogon.exe (system)

thank you
 

Answer:Is this safe to delete?

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Sound blaster pci interrupt has been set wrong bysystem. use automatic setting in device manager. but when i go to device propertys so it is already ticked for automatic but if i try to changes setting it says i can. but i need to .. Anyhelp.. much appreciated.Crane op

Answer:Sblaster pci interrupt has been set wrong by syst

Try a different pci slot. Each slot on the motherboard has a limited number of interrupts available, so a different slot may have a better selection of IRQs.

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Answer:syst info - problem device

put my pc together ok, up and running with no yellow ! marks in device manager.had a look in system info/componants/problem devices and i have 9 entries 5 reading:-ACPI IRQ FOR PCI IRQ STEERING - ERROR CODE 22and the other 4 read :-ACPI IRQ FOR PCI IRQ STEERING - ERROR CODE 9i dont have any conflicts reported.can anyone help me with this?

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Hi, i have been having trouble with my computer, op system is Vista, the DVD drive was not always recognised by the computer, when it was recognised it would sometimes drop out when in use, if buring a file it would then fail. After trying many suggested fixes i have now done a clean reload of Vista but for some reason i now do not have any sound, no system sounds and no sounds from DVD or music. Have checked everything obvious, connections, different speakers (3 sets) but still no sound. If you check the speaker settings while playing music you can see that there is sound (in there somewhere) as the visual bar fluctuates with the music.

Ap[preciate any help anyone may be able to provide.

Thanks you
Tony
 

Answer:No sounds from computer, Op syst is Vista

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iam unable to remove from add remove

Answer:iam unable to remove a programme in this syst

Which program? What happens when you try to remove it? Do you have Administrator privileges?

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my system has windows7 in my c drive and xp in my e drive. I have an old cd which can run on xp but not on 7. But whenever i install a software needed to run the cd , it gets installed in c drive ,not in e drive where my xp is. so i am unable to run the cd.how can i install that software in e drive. while installing the software does not ask where it to be installed.

Answer:how to install a software in e drive, my syst

You have to have the computer boot into the XP drive, only you knows how you setup the 2 drives.Here is how I get into my 2nd drive.During boot, I toggle F8, if that takes me into Safe mode etc, I left it too late to toggle.

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Receiving error "Load needed Dlls for kernel". Problem began after attempting to install WinXP SP3. Using HP Presario with AMD processor and XP Media Center 2005.

Contacted Microsoft SP3 Support. Helped uninstall service pack with following command in c:\windows directory $NtServicePackUninstall$. Seemed to uninstall service pack yet still receiving the same error code.

Is there any other procedure to repair operation syst without performing a complete recovery???

Do not have the install cd just a recovery partition on D: drive. If of any value I do have install cd for WinXP Prof.
 

Answer:Syst Crashed attempting to install XP SP3

Bad news man, the service pack 3 contains a serious flaw for all AMD users. it contains parts of intel chip drivers which can cause blue screen and system crashes.

What you can do is recover your data from your hard disk, and then try a recovery. normally things should work prpoerly again.

As for reinstalling sp3 you best wait until microsoft take out the Intel parts.

grtz
 

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have downloaded avg 2012
checking in programs I found a folder avg 2010 with 2 files 0 folder
the files are avgzh and avgzt
is it ok to delete this folder
thanks
march

Answer:safe to delete old avg folder?

You can delete to your Recycle Bin but don't empty it then if all is working okay in a few days time I think you can safely assume you don't need them. Alternatively rename the folder to something you can remember or AVG OLD

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I want to delete the recovery partition labeled TOSHIBA SYSTEM INFORMATION. I notice on it, it has a boot.sdi and boot.wim file on it. Are those important?

They are from Vista SP1 x32 and I am on 7 x64.

Answer:Safe to delete partition?

Hello Lloyd,

This recovery partition is used to do a factory restore of Vista back like it was the you first got your computer. If you do not ever want to or need to have Vista reinstalled, then it's fine to delete the parition.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i just ran adware and it found 70 [YES] but the only program that i have istalled is kazaa lite. it it safe to delete all of this and are these from kazaa lite

HotBar Process Data Miner c:\program files\hotbar\bin\4.2.13.0\hbinst.exe
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:CLSID\{1038DD23-8AE8-451B-A134-4DB8A49AA519}\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:CLSID\{4DBCFAF7-62E1-4811-8ACC-6511E7192CB4}\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:CLSID\{60F630A2-41EC-11D5-B558-00D0B77F0A6D}\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:CLSID\{69FD62B1-0216-4C31-8D55-840ED86B7C8F}\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:CLSID\{6FE00B71-7251-4E00-9186-ED89BBB946B8}\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:CLSID\{75D2080B-4857-4B96-9B7D-732634FBD01F}\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:CLSID\{B195B3B3-8A05-11D3-97A4-0004ACA6948E}\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:CLSID\{BECAFC17-BAF9-11D4-B492-00D0B77F0A6D}\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:HbCoreSrv.HbCoreServices\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:HbCoreSrv.HbCoreServices.1\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:HbHostIE.HbBho.1\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:HbHostOL.HbMailAnim\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:HbHostOL.HbMailAnim.1\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:HBInstIE.HbInstObj\
HotBar RegKey Data Miner HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT:HBInstIE.HbInstObj.1\
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Answer:is this safe to delete[ ADWARE]

I do not believe those are from kazaa lite, because I have it and it has no spyware detected from spy bot OR adaware. And also I think that is a IE toolbar. Do you have a special toolbar you installed to help you search or something? And to be safe check your uninstall menu, maybe it installed itself without your knowledge. Well also if yuo want to get rid of it, just quarantine and remove, if all runs well then you're safe
 

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I’ve been trying to free up space on my C: because it’s always nearly full. I got rid of everything I could safely delete & I have 5.5 G of free space on a 100G drive.  I cut anything I could after I did a C: search for “Gigantic” files = 100MB+. I did the next one for “Huge” files <100MB. I got a ton of system files & stuff I don’t know about. There are a crap ton of them in the 20-60MB ranged that date back many years. Many of them are “AppleApplicationSupport.msi” & “iCloud64.msi” files.  I was curious if they were redundant or obsolete files & whether it's safe to delete some from circa 2010-12 etc. Or would that be a problem since they are system files? Thanks!

Answer:Is it safe to delete old .MSP & .MSI files?

Use the Disk Cleanup tool to remove redundant files. Type disk cleanup in the Search programs and files box, then press enter.  Follow the prompts. Please download Temp File Cleaner by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. 1. Save any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!) 2. Double-click on TFC.exe to run it.  3. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.  4.  After Temp Flie Cleaner has run, click on Exit.   Please run AdwCleaner Please download AdwCleaner and install it. When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan to start the scan. Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.   Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.   You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process. When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.  Please download Junkware Removal... Read more

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Its not my computer so I need to verify if these files are going to cause me to have to reinstall windows or any other major problems.

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {A8BD6820-6ED7-423E-9558-2D1486B0FEEA} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {30B17DD6-D44D-4AB1-8CCA-AADE95F7EA9B} - C:\Program Files\NetMeeting\hoke.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: AutoComplete - {3878A544-E465-4aad-AF9D-B2A680C2F7EC} - C:\WINNT\system32\xcfjn80.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5dafd089-24b1-4c5e-bd42-8ca72550717b} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7295BD5A-BDA1-7DEF-9C6E-08B58254DDDA} - C:\WINNT\system32\lmpbnpe.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: CFG32S - {7564B020-44E8-4c9b-A887-C6EC41AC67DA} - C:\WINNT\cfg32r.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {8674aea0-9d3d-11d9-99dc-00600f9a01f1} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Scaggy Insert - {C68AE9C0-0909-4DDC-B661-C1AFB9F59898} - C:\WINNT\cfg32o.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {cf021f40-3e14-23a5-cba2-717765728274} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: 0 - {E8783D8D-8CC1-4141-FE9C-7EC5ECE25F77} - C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\lavuka.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Protection Bar - {84938242-5C5B-4A55-B6B9-A1507543B418} - C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object\iesplugin.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {C1B4DEC2-2623-438e-9CA2-C9043AB28508} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Search - {669695BC-A811-4A9D-8CDF-BA8C795F261C} - C:\WINNT\cfg32s.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cfimjrm.dll] C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe C:\WINNT\system32\cfimjrm.dll,zojpod
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Configuration Ma... Read more

Answer:Can someone let me know if these files are safe to delete?

You already have a thread in progress where you should be working your problems! Please follow the directions in your other thread and work all problems related to them there. You have a lot of problems and you need to follow those steps and in the order written to make sure ALL malware gets removed.

I will answer your question with a simple yes,but that does not mean they will all be so easily removed or that they will not come back.

If you wish to continue getting help for your problems, follow the directions in your other thread: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=120594
 

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Hi Chris,

Is this one of the work computers you're trying to clean http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...-spamware.html

Merely fixing the above entries and deleting files/folders will not suffice with the infections you have on board. Specialty tools and removal procedures are called for here.

Please do the following:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your thread in the HijackThis Log Help Forum.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

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A couple of months ago a drive Local Disk (D appeared in "My Computer" along with the other drives, I can't remember if I did anything directly before that but it doesn't seem to serve any purpose and I was wondering if it was safe to delete.

If you click on the drive it has a 790MB capacity and 5 icons which are:

BACKUP
CLIENT
IMAGE.IMC
RSERVER.DRV
WIPESIG

If you click on client it brings up a DOS screen which is detailed in the first picture and then if you leave it, after a minute it changes to the second screen.

What is this? I would like to delete the D drive completely, is it safe to do this and how do I do it?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Is it safe to delete this drive?

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when i enter www. . , in the url box, a science exploratiorum site comes up. i cannot access . because of this dumb safe site business. hwo do i get rid of it?
 

Answer:how do i delete Safe-site??

its supposed to be . it blocked it.
 

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I downloaded a program called DupKiller. It finds duplicate files,shows you where they are and gives you the option to delete them or not.
The program has found lots of metadata from mp3's. Some mp3's I still have and others that are long gone. Is it safe to delete the metadata?
 

Answer:Metadata: What is it? And is it safe to delete?

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Question: Safe Delete info ?

As I don't use my old Windows XP Laptop I know a girl who would like it and I'm happy to give it to her, but I need to delete some files first (my bank info etc) so can any members please suggest any application that will completely delete files (so they cant be recovered ?) appreciate any advice ... thank you

Answer:Safe Delete info ?

Well, well, Ciara has a skilled badge. congrats
What you are looking for is software to do a zero format. Regular format is thought to erase everything and it does; unless you have special equipment etc.
If it were mine and I wanted to give my puter away, I would format twice, if possible.
If you are concerned,we need to look for zero format software.

Dban may be good
http://www.dban.org/

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is it safe to delete the following files when i do a disk cleanup? thanks

temporary internet files
temporary files
webclient/publisher temporary files
compressed old files
 

Answer:is it safe to delete the following files

all but the "Compress Old Files" . . actually, that does not delete anything, it just compresses old files, which can cause issues.
 

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Is it OK to delete all this stuff> I think it is from installing programs.

Answer:Root of C - Safe to Delete?

Yes: Seems a program has extracted itself into the root. But what I do in these situations is make a folder on your desktop and sweep the files into the spare folder. Reboot. So you can always put the files back. But in this case it looks as if a program has just used the root to unpack its files into. M

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Located at C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.

ml1.srt
ml2.srt
ntuser.dat
ntuser.dat_BAK_56540
ntuser.dat_BAK_72405
tempdiff.txt
 

Answer:Safe to delete these files...?

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on a new istalation, when it came to deleteing a partion with the old one on,inoticed that it had a partion 2 aswell.after deleting and reinstalling a new one the laptop was running slow when it came to closeing web pages, closed down from the top to the bottom, and any idias for why there was a partion 2 in the first place,i have never seen this before...hope someone can help ...thanx for looking

Answer:Is it safe to delete partion 2

It was probably a hidden partition for your OS installation, removing that you have no recourse but to do a complete re-install of your operating system when things start malfunctioning.Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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I have recently found that a considerable number of .ptn files have been created in all sorts of folders. I believe that these files have been created by Scansoft Paperport programme. They are all titled "PPThumbs.ptn". I can get the files to open when associating them with Scansoft or any other programme. As I cannot open them, is it safe to delete them. Any suggestions.

Answer:Is it safe to delete .ptn files

why not just delete 'em - - - -but leave them in recycle bin, just in case ?? I had same kind of experience sometime ago with *.prn files - - -these files created when you choose to print to file as opposed to print to, well, printer - - - never got to know how you opened these kinda files and so never got to grips why the option was ther to 'print to file' ..Not much help I guess but am on Tennents Super right now and we did win away today.Good luck.

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I have a 18Gb HD Windows ME PC with 256MB RAM. I have only 8% of my C drive free...so I want to delete the temp folder which has 5Gb of files in it. Is it safe to delete these .cpy files? And I have tried to delete an odd one before but access is always denied as they are in use. I have booted my PC up in safe mode but I still get the same message. I have got HD cleaner, Crap Cleaner and Empty Temp folders 2.8. The first 2 don't delete the .cpy files and the 3rd one always freezes...


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

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I have a clean install of windows on C:

on my other 4 drives I have hidden folders (I assume created by XP during my previous install) with names like

5b3ec9923a846051846d077a , SP , MSOCache

are these safe to delete ?

anymore info on what these folders are here for ?

thanks
 

Answer:Ok / Safe to delete these folders ?

Msocache Folder contains the install source files from the Microsoft Office 2003 installation CD. You don't need to insert the cd should you want to do a repair or install. Up to you if you want to delete.

Not sure of the other folders.
 

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I had ccleaner for a short period of time, and i always analyze then run the cleaner, but on the left where i said windows if i scroll down it had advanced,
-old prefetch data
-menu order cache
-tray modifications cache
-windows size/location cache
-user assist history
-llS log files
-hotfix uninstallers
-custom files and folders
i never checked the advance but today i did check advance and all of them and just clicked analyze, this is the log file(somewhere on this post, lol)just wondering if i could run the cleaner and clean these things, is it safe?

thanks chris:major
 

Answer:ccleaner log, is it safe to delete?

I love CCleaner and use it daily with no issues but keep to the default settings.

The files you list are in the Advanced Area, unless you're an advanced user, I would leave them alone. By default those files are not checked (advanced features are turned off), some info in logs might be needed later also can remove saved passwords, hotfix info.
 

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I deleted McAfee using McAfee's removal tool but when I did Google Desktop search to make sure all the files were removed I found the following files. They are in Program Files\Common Files: avsdk_support_chart.xml; avsdk_9x_support_chart.xml; assdk_support_chart.xml; fwsdk_support_chart.xml. Can I be sure they are connected with McAfee and is it safe to delete them or should I go to the McAfee site?

Answer:Are these files safe to delete?

Antivirus Software Development Kit (AVSDK)

Description:
The Authentium Global RISC Antivirus Software Development Kit (AVSDK) enables software developers to easily integrate best-of-breed virus detection and disinfection into their products.
Not 100% sure it's from McAfee

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:12:33 PM, on 13/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Matt Malek\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Appd Local32] apdlel.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Win32 USB Drivers] navwp32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindowsRegKey update] svcchosts.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Frame Works] frmwrks32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [System32 CF Manager] systcfm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [HLL Data Parameter] hllcxpa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Appd Local32] apdlel.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Win32 USB Drivers] navwp32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [WindowsRegKey update] svcchosts.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [System32 CF Manager] systcfm.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\Syst... Read more

Answer:HJT Log help, what should I delete in safe mode

Is this the full log run in normal mode ?

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Hi, I installed Windows 10 Pro in 2015. My SSD is running out of room and I'd like to delete the folder "Win7" that was created when I installed 10. Is that safe to do?

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This ties in with my other post but the answer might be useful to other folk, hence my starting a new thread.Have just run WinDirStat and it seems that recovered file fragments (.chk it says) is using up 22.4gb of a 40gb drive. Can they be deleted?Many thanksTP

Answer:Safe to delete .chk files?

Without opening the tower up, is there some software that will tell me who the manufacturer is? I've got PC Wizard and all that says is Hard Disk : ST340014A (40 GB)TP

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I am running a program called Start-Up Mechanic which found an item (SCAN REGISTRY) which it claims may be harmful to the system. It claims it is not the real ScanReg.

Is this information accurate? can I safely disable this item?

Thanks in advance

DAVID
 

Answer:Is it safe to delete this item?

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My ongoing search for the 'missing' and rapidly disappearing HDD space on my 1998 vintage PC has led to a discovery.At the top of the HDD file folder hierarchy in Windows Explorer is a folder named _RESTORE which contains 2.67GB. I've only recently noticed _RESTORE. It may previously have been hidden.My HDD is only 4.3GB and as it contains only Windows ME, MS Word 2002, and 11MB of .doc files, I've been unable to understand where my HDD space had gone.The _RESTORE folder appears to have been created about two years ago, coinciding with a local IT firm (now out of business) installing more RAM and a replacement graphics card. I don't know if this is relevant.What I'm hoping somebody can tell me is what a _RESTORE file folder is likely to be, and whether it will be safe for me to delete _RESTORE and thus regain my HDD space. The Recycle Bin won't accept a 2.67GB deletion and asks me to permanently delete the folder.Any advice on this matter much appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Safe to delete folder?

It appears that the shop may have installed your operating system [i386] files and maybe drivers for your hardware onto the drive and placed them in this folder for easy access if ever you install a program that normally ask you to insert the operating CD.This is fine with larger drives that we use now but if you have all the drivers and programs, especially the CD for ME and Word 2002 then yes, you can remove it, but make sure you have these disk or are prepared to move the files from the drive to a CD then better to leave alone.Open the folder and let us know what is inside there please. Look for the i386 folder plus word 2002.

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i have a virus in one of my .cpy files i try to delete it but it says it is in use how do i figure out what is running it and how to delete it? im using mcafee virusscan......
 

Answer:.CPY Files SAFE TO DELETE????????

Hiya

What was the name of the virus that you've got?

.cpy is a Copy Books Data file.

Is this one of the files that was quarantined, or is the virus only found in that file?

Also, which version of Windows are you running?

Regards

eddie
 

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I was purusing my C Drive and noticed Windows.old...just wanted to check if it was safe to delete (imagine upgrade from Slow Ring to Fast Ring 10130 created this)

Thanks!

I'm on the Fast Ring - I ain't got time for old stuff!

Answer:Safe to delete Windows.old?

Hello Bromanbro,

If there's nothing in the Windows.old folder you wanted from the previous installation, then it's safe to delete.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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under [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\OpenGLDrivers\] I have a registry key name SavageNB and it's data is name nbicdnt. I currently have an ATI Radeon card. Is it safe to delete this registry key? Does it belong to ATI? I want to confirm this with you guys because after doing research on the key, SavageNB belongs to S3 ProSavage, but I want to be 100% sure before I delete it.

Answer:is it safe to delete this registry key??

Hey,

I personally wouldn't touch the registry. Back it up first before you do anything. I would rather get a registry cleaner/defragmenter and let that do all the work. Do not let this run on it's own, only when you try to run it yourself. Otherwise you could end up screwing yourself over.

Regards,

Brandon

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My Lexmark printer x63 has been discontinued and I have uninstalled the software but there are still these files in my system 32 folder. Is it safe to delete them from there? They are lexpps.ex, lexbces.exe, lex2kusb.dll, lex_psu, lexbce.dll, lexbces, lexlmpm. I probably have other Lexmark files elsewhere but I am not sure. I can't get an answer from the Lexmark site. Thank you
 

Answer:Is it safe to delete these files?

Yep, that's not an issue.
 

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I want to do a little cleaning and I noticed that I have Scansoft Omnipage se 4.0 I think that software come with a three in one printer,fax,and scanner, which I do not have now. Would it be safe to delete? It takes up about 150megs.

I also found Easy-Webprint by Canon and from what I understand is a toolbar from Canon.Never used it nor do I plan to. Is this safe to delete? Maybe foolish question but I have a canon jet printer and I don't want to mess it up in case it has some connection with my Canon printer that I now have.

I was going to delete them and thought I'd better ask firt.

Forever Ain't so long anymore
 

Answer:safe to delete these files?

Uninstall from the control panel before deleting any folders for applications.
 

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Very large (17G) file on C disk. Could move this file to a data disk but would rather delete if it is safe?
Currently part of Windows folder which is 37G. If removed or deleted Windows folder will be 20G. Is this

typical for Win 7 folder re size? Other bloat I could safely remove?
So, if safe tell me how.  

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Hello,

I have used cmd, and commanded sfc /scannow. I tried this, and the scan showed up as the CBS.log file is corrupted.

Is it safe to delete this file, or can it be replaceable?

Thanks for your time!!!

Answer:CBS.Log file; Safe To Delete?

Delete it, next time you run SFC a new one will be created.

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During a trial run of Avast it found 18 instances of Mesiux in C:\System Volume Information\ restore which were moved to the chest and thats where they are now sitting ...is it safe to delete these or not?
 

Answer:Solved: Is this safe to delete

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Is deleting windows directory (C:/WINDOWS) safe?

Answer:safe to delete C:/WINDOWS

No, deleting Windows is not a good idea

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I have my hijack log here:
Please tell me what is safe to delete

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:52:45 PM, on 5/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\shared\mghtml.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\deparis r vives\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis1977.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://web.ask.com/web?q=%s
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000020DD-C72E-4113-AF77-DD56626C6C42} - C:\WINDOWS\twaintec.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: iWon Co-Pilot BHO - {C298FB42-E3E2-11D... Read more

Answer:I dont know what is safe to delete

Reply here please instead of creating a new thread.

http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=230278
 

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I used adwcleaner for the first time today but when it finished scanning and showed up a number of files it did give a message Check carefully before deleting!! How do I know that it is safe to delete files? I assumed adwcleaner would just work automatically.
help

Answer:How do I know that it is safe to delete files ?

I've never had a problem deleting any files that ADWcleaner has shown up
the program looks for "potentially" unwanted programs, thats not to say that some people might actually want a program it finds.

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