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Pccguide.exe Infected. Safe To Delete?

Q: Pccguide.exe Infected. Safe To Delete?

I finally have PC-cillin reinstalled on my pc. I have been through hell with a bot that replicated hundreds of trogans onto my pc. It nuetered PC-cillin, so I couldn't load it. D: Then downloaded AVG7, HiJack This, and Sysclean to finally get rid of everything....so I thought. Went trough heck to uninstall AVG7, then uninstall PC-cillin, then reinstall PC-cillin. I did another scan and suprise! I had more trojans. >.>` Now, I log on again, and a virus opens with one of my system files, spits out two trojans in the process. Now that PC-cillin is operational, it caught the trojans and cleaned them. But, the virus is in PCCGUIDE.EXE and PC-cillin is unable to clean or quarantine the infected file.Can I chunk it into file 13? In otherwords, delete it? I see that it's an exe file, which means I shouldn't touch it without asking first. Oh, and the orignal infection was in EXPLORER.EXE D: Evil!Did I miss anything? ;pYes, the virus is PE_TRATS.A I only remember AGOBOT from before, but I know there was a worm and two other viruses aside from the bajillion trojans.

A: Pccguide.exe Infected. Safe To Delete?

So...I searched the file, and they are part of PC-cillin itself. There were six files total. I scanned them all individually and none showed a virus, yet PC-cillin just told me there was one. *so lost*

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I'm fixing someone's computer and I scanned with malware byte's anti malware. They have a few registry keys but one registry value.Is it safe to remove?

A:Registry Keys Infected. It Is It Safe To Delete Them?

What's the full path for this registry value?

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Help please!!
Iím having a nightmare with PCGUIDE.EXE using 100% of my CPU resources.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Iím including my Hijack log for you to look at.
Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 22:36:28, on 9/20/2004
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\MicroStar\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskswitch.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMOAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.... Read more

A:(Resolved) pccguide.exe 100% of CPU resources

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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

A: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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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
 

A:Is this safe to delete?

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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.
 

A:? safe to delete

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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)
 

A: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
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =... Read more

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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
 

A:Is it safe to delete these

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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

A: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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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

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

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

A: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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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

A: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 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?
 

A: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
 

A:Safe to delete these?

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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
 

A: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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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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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?
 

A: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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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
 

A: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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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.

A: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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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?
 

A:safe to delete?

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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

A: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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Hi,

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

Thanks,
Jill

A: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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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

A: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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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:41:56 AM, on 3/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1151212470\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\6750491\Program\Compaq Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://home.bellsouth.net/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://help.bellsouth.net/fastaccess/launch.asp
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Pro... Read more

A:Can someone let me know what's safe to delete from my HT scan?

This can be fixed:

O16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.exe.imgfarm.com/images/noc...up1.0.0.15.cab

Everything else looks okay.
 

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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 Manager] C:\WINNT\c... Read more

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

Please hold off on doing anything. I am researching some of those entries.
 

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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!

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

I don't know what .MSP files are but it's not 'safe' to remove .MSI files, they're installer files, removing them will most likely break/prevent the clean uninstall of the software installed by them.

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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
 

A:Safe to delete these files...?

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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
 

A: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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When I installed Windows 7 (64 bit) in June/July (2010) it was using about 12 GB of the 20 GB partition I allocated to it.
It is now up to 17 GB (I'm gaining about 1 GB/month)!
At this rate my partition will be full early next year!

My setup:
I have disabled Hiberantion (8 GB saved)
I have my Page File on a seperate partition (12 GB saved).
I don't install/save anything to my OS partition, if I get the choice (no programs, docs, music, videos, etc.).

In XP, update info used to get stored on the OS partition and it was possible to "safely" delete it.
I have noticed that the Winsxs folder is currently 6.84 GB.
It seems to be full of driver files.
Are these files being used or are they backups?

Here is an image showing Glary Disk Analysis and Windows Explorer info.
Note that the figures don't seem to match!

Any suggestions as to how I can avoid disaster, without having to reorganise my entire HDD setup (which is a PITA)?

A:Winsxs - Safe to delete?

This will reduce the size of the winsxs folder

Click Start > Run
Type in CMD and press [enter]
At the command prompt, type COMPCLN and press [enter]
Press Y when prompted to continue
More info on winsxs

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Just checking with you all I'm doing the right thing. Sometimes my W7 PC won't delete something. It will say preparing to delete but will stay stuck like this, or it will say file in use when I know it's not. In this case I start windows in safe mode my hitting F8 during boot an am then able to delete the movie or file fine.

A:Go into safe mode to delete sometimes?

First I would try just restarting normally and see if just after the OS loads whether you can or can't delete that file. If you can't I personally would find out why you can't.
Something is locking it up.

Otherwise if you KNOW it is OK to delete then doing it in safe mode is OK.

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I just installed SuperAntiSpyware trial version on my computer and the scan of my system is coming up with several system files that are rated by other users as good or bad.  I don't remember installing smplayer.exe but I may have since I haven't been able to use this computer in almost a year.  I have not opened the program since I have no idea what its for.  Anyway, it is rated as bad by most users but since its a system file I get a warning about deleting a system file. 
 
So, is it safe for me to delete it from there or is there a process I should use?  The reason I ask is because I've had other programs I have uninstalled but had problems that turned out to be because I should have used the uninstaller from the program itself.
 
Also, since I'm on the topic, this scan is reporting several files I didn't add on purpose and some are recent.  I'm not sure how some of these got installed because I try to be careful when installing any program so I'm also curious about how this is happening.  Is there a tool I can use to find out what, if any, of these files are safe to remove or dangerous?
 
I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 on a Lenovo B575 laptop.
 
Thanks
 
 

A:What is smplayer.exe? Is it safe to delete it?

Hello , it appears someone installed it.SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.See.. http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/SMPlayer-13695-program.aspx Safe, but to remove,, look in Control Panel,uninstall for it.  Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed...ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close ... Read more

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Hi there!

Well, my computer had a virus infection last weekend. I had Rootkit.Win64.TDSS.fa in memory and Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.mbr on a disk drive, among other things. But Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (VRT) took care of it. I checked the logs from Kaspersky VRT now and found that the following files were not deleted from the computer. The search paths are from the log (user name replaced with an X) and the name of the malware is to the left of each path.
Code:
The file jar_cache8022171492559598604.tmp
Trojan-Downloader.Java.Agent.ij: C:\Documents and Settings\X\AppData\Local\Temp\jar_cache8022171492559598604.tmp/applet.class

The file jar_cache8061785847061396868.tmp
Trojan-Downloader.Java.Agent.hx: C:\Documents and Settings\X\AppData\Local\Temp\jar_cache8061785847061396868.tmp/bpac/a.class
Trojan-Downloader.Java.OpenConnection.cg: C:\Documents and Settings\X\AppData\Local\Temp\jar_cache8061785847061396868.tmp/bpac/KAVS.class

The file 527d4eae-43ae166b and or 527d4eae-43ae166b.idx
Trojan-Downloader.Java.Agent.bm: C:\Documents and Settings\X\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\46\527d4eae-43ae166b/sklif/Hieeyfc.class
Trojan-Downloader.Java.Agent.bm: C:\Documents and Settings\X\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\46\527d4eae-43ae166b/sklif/Hirwfee.class
Trojan-Downloader.Java.Agent.bm: C:\Documents and Settings\X\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\46\527d4eae-43ae166b/sklif/Hiydcxed.class

The file 50f48385-440392c7 and or 50f48385-440392c7.i... Read more

A:Is it safe to delete these files?

Alright now, it's time for an update. It seems like I have answered some of these questions on my own.

I have deleted the files in C:\Documents and Settings\X\AppData\Local\Temp and all the files in the C:\Documents and Settings\X\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache directory except for the sub directories.

Since these files located in LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache can contain viruses it may be useless to delete them because in some cases they reappear even thou you have deleted them. So you should first run a virus scan of the cache directory or the whole Java parent directory, and then delete the cache files.

There is a special procedure for deleting the Java cache files. You go to your Control Panel and double click the Java icon when in classic view mode. If you use the default view in Windows Vista or 7, you have to click Additional Options first on the first page of Control Panel, and then click the Java icon.

This is especially true for those running 64-bit of Vista or 7, because 32-bit Windows control panel applets are normally not displayed. When you click the Additional Options link on the first page of Control Panel, there is actually a link titled "View 32-bit Control Panel Items". You have to click it first to see the Java icon on the Control Panel. You may also search for it by typing in "32-bit" in the search field on top right of Control Panel (Vista).

Once in Java Control Panel, under the General tab click the Setting... Read more

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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!

A: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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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......
 

A:.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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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

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

Is this the full log run in normal mode ?

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I recently scanned my hard drive with pc-cillin internet security and it found two viruses:

TROJ_ZAPCHAST.E in C:\install.exe
WORM_RBOT.GEN in C:\windows\system32\wuamgrd.exe

They are quarantined at the moment. It says the viruses are uncleanable and that it recommends I delete them. Is it safe for me to do that or are they important files? If I can't delete them what can I do with them? Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Layla
 

A:Are these files safe to delete?

If the files are infected, there is nothing you can do with them, anyway. Delete them.

You didn't say what OS you are running, but if XP, the file will be replaced or you will be asked to insert your CD if needed. If the file is from an installed program, you may need to reinstall it.

You can get information on the origin of the file by looking at its properties and version.
 

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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
 

A:Is it safe to delete this item?

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Hi
Once a week I run a computer cleaner to get rid of temp files etc etc. And once a month I run a defrag program and check disk program....sometimes more often if I have un-installed or deleted lots of things. However, after reading a newsletter from Download.com saying about this little program called "Remove Empty Directories" which finds empty folders etc...I gave it a go.....it found over 500 folders....
Now I did not delete anything as some of these folders were in Windows, Windows\system32
What I'd like to know is what can I safely delete? Are there any rules to deleting empty things?
I have always thought that these files have to be there as some programs..when you run them...write info in them and delete this info when you close it. I'm not sure if I am right or not but maybe somebody can say.
Thanks a lot

Running Windows XP Pro SP2 Pent 4 3Ghz 512MB RAM with only 80GB Hard Drive

A:What Folders Are Safe To Delete?

Well...don't believe that everything some people do on a system...is done because it serves any purpose .

I was a computer newbie back in 1996 (small hard drives, small RAM, limited capabilities compared to today) and I never worried or fooled with empty directories then...nor do I today.

If you are a user who runs chkdsk, defrags, has a decent AV program that is current, has a couple of reliable malware programs current, has a firewall active...and you've updated and run all these things and feel that your system is in good shape...then I suppose it's OK to worry about deleting files and directories that some program might be looking for. If you cannot find anything better to do .

I don't know of a single instance where an empty directory ever caused a system malfunction.

Louis

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

A:safe to delete C:/WINDOWS

No, deleting Windows is not a good idea

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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?
 

A:Solved: Is this safe to delete

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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

A: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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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
 

A:safe to delete these files?

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

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Hello...I just downloaded HJT and would like to know what in the list is safe to delete and what do I need to keep. I don't want to delete anything that is necessary for my computer to run. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. The Log is listed below...
Thank you
AutumnRose.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:14:02 PM, on 04/13/2005
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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cidaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe... Read more

A:Solved: What is Safe to Delete in HJT log?

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I have windows XP and have a thing called weatherbug in the programs list. Is it safe to delete, I have no use for it? It deals with the weather.
 

A:Weatherbug? safe to delete?

Yeah. It's okay to delete. Check add/remove programs and see if it is already installed. If it is, simply remove it. Some new machines come with Weatherbug already installed or available to install.
JustMe2
 

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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?
 

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

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

A: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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I recently installed Helvetica Neue on my PC, for use in Photoshop. It messed up some website's fonts that use Arial. After looking around, this font is known to do that. It is not malware, it's just this certain font that doesn't get along with Arial. I've deleted all traces of it but it still breaks the fonts on the websites. I've read on a forum that deleting FNTCACHE.DAT should help, but I wanted to get a professional's opinion first. Is it safe to delete, and do you think it would solve the problem?

A:FNTCACHE.DAT: Safe to Delete?

I'm not a professional. I'm just an average user.

Based on what I've read, if you delete FNTCACHE.DAT it should rebuild itself when you reboot your computer. If it doesn't, it could mean you have damaged or corrupt system files. Running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (Option Two) should fix that issue. Please note you may have to run the scan at least 3 times and reboot the computer immediately following each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And this Microsoft help forum article has some additional info.

Why a Windows 7 64-bit doesn&#39;t have a FNTCACHE.DAT



   Warning
Before deleting anything I would suggest making a system restore point or, better yet, a system image. If something goes wrong youll be able to return your computer to the exact condition it's in right now and be no worse off. You could use the Windows 7 tools or in the case of a system image the free Macrium Reflect.

System Restore Point - Create

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Imaging with free Macrium

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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?

A: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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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.

A: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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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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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
 

A: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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Symantec doesn't delete these viruses, it just quarantined or it just left the virus alone. I can find them in D\Windows\System32\Microsoft folder, and the other viruses are still somewhere in the windows system 32 folder. So can i just manually delete them? I'm just worried that i might delete something important or part of the windows OS, since symantec didn't delete them when it detected them. I use windows vista black edition 2009. These viruses are all trojan horses:

3.exe
4.exe
FX.exe
imageshackert.exe
REG.exe
REG2.exe
UT.exe

So is it safe to just manually delete them? When i looked at the file size, some of them are quite large at 16mb. I dunno if it was downloaded stealthily or it is a legit file to which the virus latched onto and changed it to a weird name like the virus names that i have mentioned. I never downloaded anything, i just inserted my memory card which acquired a virus after inserting it in an internet cafe, (all the files and folders disappeared) then when i scanned my pc, there appeared the viruses. As for my memory card the files and folders all disappeared, even when i inserted it again in my own pc the newest pics disappeared too but the file size is the same even after it was infected, so it seems that the files arent deleted, they're just hidden. Fortunately the files on my pc aren't affected when i inserted my memory card, i already inserted it in my pc twice already. I hope someone can help me. Thanks in adva... Read more

A:Is It Safe To Delete These Viruses?

Hello,Anything in quarantine is safely separated from the rest of your computer, it cannot run from there, so it can do no harm. So the general advice is to put the infected files in quarantine for a while as you go about your normal computer activities. If everything continues to run properly after a reasonable period of time (say, about a week or two), then delete the files in quarantine permanently.Now as you have files it cannot delete you should do this so we can see what's up.We need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If GMER won't run skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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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
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A: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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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.
 

A:Is it safe to delete this drive?

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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
 

A:Is it safe to delete these files?

Yep, that's not an issue.
 

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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!!!

A:CBS.Log file; Safe To Delete?

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

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I just bought a brand new laptop. And it came with the Microsoft Office Starter (English), and after a few days of using it a window suddenly appeared which asked me to upgrade the Microsoft Office Starter. And I clicked 'Yes'. After a long time of waiting. I noticed that my internet went slow, so I searched which process is using the most of my internet and I saw the "sftlist.exe". I was so annoyed that I searched on how to delete it, until I opened the Command Prompt, and typed "sc delete "sftlist"". Then I made a searched on what does that process do. And I learned that it is a Windows process! So, I remembered the update I made earlier, and tried running MS Word Starter 2010 but it didn't open! And it came to my mind that some Windows programs may not function well, and even my system could suffer! (

So, my questions are:

1. What can happen to my laptop when I deleted the "sftlist.exe"?
2. What essential programs and processes can go bad when I deleted it?
3. And if anything goes wrong. Is there a safe way to download or install again the "sftlist.exe"?

Please answer me with words and instructions that I can easily follow. I don't want to make harm to my laptop, because it's just brandnew.

A:Is it safe to delete the 'sftlist.exe'?

If you want to experiment, make an image of your system first. Then you always have a safe fallback.

I think nobody really knows what will happen in your system when you delete this process. Only trying it out will tell.

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Hello, my problem is that my computer is VERY, VERY slow. I have Windows XP and Verizon DSL, and sometimes visiting websites that I frequently visit , like Ebay, take forever to load. Over the past few months, my computer has become slower and slower to the point that I click and leave the room, then come back while waiting for pages to open.

I viewed the website and read other posts, hopefully I am not being premature by posting this log, but it seemed to be the direction that everyone gets pointed to.

I believe in giving back, so if you can assist me, I agree to make a donation to support this website.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:54:38 PM, on 4/26/2005
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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
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A:Safe to delete from HJT log & donation.

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rpcss.exe
advpack.dll
amcompat.tlb
amstream.dll
 

A:Is it safe to delete these files?

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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.

A: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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I have several large mysterious files labelled TMP_PK .Ordinary Temp files don't have this _PK suffix and there doesn't appear to be anything on the web about them, could they have been created by a virus or worm? should I remove them or are they necessary?

No one seems to have any concrete info
 

A:tmp_pk files are they safe to delete?

If for sure you know there temporary files, you can delete them.
 

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Please excuse my ignorance in advance. I have been totally left behind by the speed of the technology. I defragged my hard drive and the report stated that this file would not defrag. McAfee\MBK\Exceptions.txt. I have found out that the MBK is a McAfee Backup folder, but the text file is huge (6,012,106KB). It is so large that I was even afraid that I didn't have an application to open a file that large. I know that this is a text file, but am unsure of why it won't defrag. or if I can safely delete it. I do know that I want it gone if possible. Any help or info that can be given would be greatly appreciated. This is the msg. that I got when I checked on this file - Displays the path and name of the most fragmented files on the volume and the number of fragments, those files are in. If you use these files frequently, there might be a large impact on your system performance.Many Thanksozhawk

A:Is It Safe To Delete This Text Document

Hello ozhawk,

The file in question is not that large, it is around the same size as an audio file. The probable reason for it not being defragged is that mcafee is using the file to perform operations. If you want the file gone, you will most likely have to remove mcafee and install an appropriate substitute for mcafee.

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I did a Disk Cleanup scan (Windows utility) and i was wondering if it is safe to delete the Temporary files (not internet) because its taking up 4.5 million KB.

Does it automatically delete overtime? If I delete now, will it affect my applications/programs/games?
 

A:Safe to delete Temporary Files?

if it's that big then i'd delete it

it might cause some programs to clear the "recently opened files" thingy but other than that i don't think it'll affect your programs
 

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I am cleaning up my HD and have found several large (200MB) temp excel files in WINNT Temp folder and would like to delete them if it is safe to do so. They are not temps of files I have created.

Thank you for your help.

Ed
 

A:Safe to Delete Excel File?

If they are in the temp you can delete them
 

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I have a Process Scanner error that pops up when I reboot the computer. It states that there are 19 malignant processes. It says that they recommend I delete them but I thought the Rundll.32 file was important to windows? Does anyone know if this is safe to delete? I am having problems with games I'm trying to play and reinstalling Java VM, I"m guessing this is the problem but I don't want to delete and have the computer crash altogether.

Thanks
Shari
 

A:Safe to Delete Rundll32.exe WildTangent??

Why don't you post a log like telecom69 requested?
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=312312
 

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Is it safe to delete the folders with XP SP1 uninstall info?
I have 33 folders all named $NTUninstallQ******$
When I view the folders in explorer they are slightly dimmed...
 

A:Safe to delete SP1 uninstall folders????

Yes its safe to delete those folder (because i've already did it and there's no probz after deleting it) but if u do this u cant uninstall SP1
 

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I recently just re-installed Windows 7 because basically it became very corrupt, now it's no longer corrupt and I have a Windows.old folder and I was wondering if it's even necessary to have it now? So is it safe to delete it? Because it consumes A LOT of space on my computer.

A:Is it safe to delete my windows.old folder?

If you are sure you don't want any files from it.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

It's a tough folder to copy to a backup drive. The only thing I found that would handle it is RichCopy

Otherwise you just watch Explorer counting the files for 5 hours.
But most of the stuff is files under the old Program Files and old system files. It won't hurt your system to delete it.

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While working on getting rid of a persistent virus I came across (in Program Files) several programs that take up a HUGE amount of space- HP Select, ArcSoft & Pinnacle Studio. I don't use any of these, don't really know what they're for and don't know how they got on my system except if they are default programs that come already loaded. HP Select seems to have a lot of files that are games that apparently need to be bought then loaded separately as best I can figure. The other two seem to have photo shop applications but I don't do that much photo work and use NikonView as my digital camera is Nikon. Are these that much better or worth holding onto taking up the space? My question is- are they safe to delete? I ask this because when I try to delete one of them I get a message saying "Renaming, moving or deleting could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?" Will removing these programs actually affect others? Any thoughts? One other program file related question. In Windows Explorer under Windows there are numerous files which start out $NtUninstall and are followed by a letter and then a string of numbers ending, again, in $. I first thought this was related to Windows NT and wondered why I would have these when I run Windows XP. Then thought maybe they belong to the Service Packs 1 or 2 that I installed and they belong there. Anyone know? Thanks
 

A:Are large files safe to delete

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I have two disk drives on my computer, Disk 0 and Disk 1 (see attached screenshot). Disk 0 has two partitions, System Reserved and E:. Disk 1 is given over to the C: drive.

E: only has Recycle Bin and System Volume Information on it (see attached screenshot).

I want to delete the E: partition in order to create unallocated space to install Linux. Is it safe to do so?

A:Is it safe to delete an almost empty partition?

Sure, there's no data on it.

Your disk configuration is a bit odd, the loader is on drive 0 and the OS is on Drive 1. Everything will work as long as both drives are in the machine.

It's usually better to have both the System Reserve and the OS on the same drive. I'm not sure of the best way to change it though other than a clean reinstall with only one drive in the machine.

Bill
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On my Vista system under the Users\userid\AppData\Local\Temp folder there are hundreds of xxxxx.tmp.cvr and xxxx.tmp files. Can anyone explain how these files are created and is it safe to delete them? Thanks in advance......

A:safe to delete xxxxxxx.tmp.cvr files?

Hello b1ajgad,
Yes it is alright to clean Temporary Files. Temporary files are left over files from sites that we have visited in the past to use for a short time without wanting to save these files for future use. It is recommended that we delete these files to keep our systems running smoothly. By deleting these files and other clutter our machines run faster. Here is a free program that will clean all the unnecessary files that you don't need. It is one of the best. CCleaner - Home. ONLY use the temporary file cleaning application. Also it is important to defragment your system, to help keep your machine running fast. Here is a very good one Defraggler - File and Disk Defragmentation - Free Download.
Regards,
Gil777t

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I've ran Easycleaner and Jv16 Power Tools registry cleaner and both programs pull up a lot, on both cleaners there is a descretion about being careful about deleting files. Im not asking for a lesson on registry cleaning but are there any "rules" on what I can difintively and safely delete?

Thanks in advance
-jdaries-
 

A:Solved: What is safe to delete in registry?

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So i have just upgraded from windows 7 (32bit) to windows 7 (64bit) and the windows.old folder and the windows.old.000 folder take up a lot of memory but it is safe to just delete them?

A:Is it safe to delete my windows.old folder?

Hello RetroBean,

If you do not need anything in it, then yes it's safe to delete it.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

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Sorry for being a dummy, after using TreeSize Free, I saw the files/folders that are consuming so much space in C: the question is, will it be safe to delete them? Here they are:

I specified them to not confuse them with others
I'm losing space(maybe 1gig above) without downloading something and TreeSize was recommended so I used it also after playing I 'always' use CCleaner:Secure file deletion advanced overwrite(I don't even know if this differs from normal) and registry cleaner(I'll just fix all issues) and Disk Cleanup ran it as admin and I'm still losing space though not that big e.g.
as I check: 90 gb
later or tomorrow: 89.7 gb
day after tomorrow: maybe 88 gb
Someone out there not harsh on noobs and can 'basically' advise me why should or shouldn't I delete them?

A:Will it be safe to delete this files/folders?

Hi Judirek, Welcome to the forums, I would certainly not delete any of those files , They are needed for the smooth operation of the OS and windows sidebyside and for system restore ,Have a look at this article to give you a better understanding WinSxS Folder in Windows 7 explained | WinVistaClub It will help you to reduce the size of the files without harming the system

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Hello !

Currently, I have dual boot Win7 and Win10. And the only reason I have Win7 is because the drivers for a printer were not updated to Win10. Now recently HP did just that, and I no longer need Win7.

The way I have it set up is that I have Win7 on one partition, Win10 on another (100GB each) and the rest is Storage. Is it safe to simply remove and format the partition that has Win7 on it ?

Thanks.

A:Dual boot: Safe to delete 1 OS ?

Originally Posted by Marron


Hello !

Currently, I have dual boot Win7 and Win10. And the only reason I have Win7 is because the drivers for a printer were not updated to Win10. Now recently HP did just that, and I no longer need Win7.

The way I have it set up is that I have Win7 on one partition, Win10 on another (100GB each) and the rest is Storage. Is it safe to simply remove and format the partition that has Win7 on it ?

Thanks.



Go to MSCONFIG (Win key+r, type in msconfig)... will get something similar to this:
Delete the OS you no longer want. Go to Disk Management, and on the OS drive, right click the partition of the unwanted OS, and delete. Now unallocated , free space.

EDIT: BACKUP FIRST!! Just good practice.... And after the steps above... reboot...

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Ive been infected with a worm thats in my userinit.exe constantly. I downloaded gmer and said i have an mbr rootkit. is this a false positive or is it legitimate? will it cure my problem?

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

? vklfchlb.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !
.text C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys section is writeable [0xB8BC5360, 0x20574D, 0xE8000020]
.text win32k.sys!EngAcquireSemaphore + 20E2 BF808308 5 Bytes JMP 8871F4D0
.text win32k.sys!EngFreeUserMem + 5BD2 BF80EE8F 5 Bytes JMP 8871F430
.text win32k.sys!EngMultiByteToWideChar + 2F32 BF8A0D51 5 Bytes JMP 8871F750
.text win32k.sys!EngMulDiv + 90FA BF8B4264 5 Bytes JMP 8871F610
.text win32k.sys!XLATEOBJ_iXlate + 3A50 BF8B9E25 5 Bytes JMP 8871F570
.text win32k.sys!EngUnicodeToMultiByteN + 1756 BF8C322E 5 Bytes JMP 8871F6B0
.text win32k.sys!PATHOBJ_bCloseFigure + 19F1 BF8F98FC 5 Bytes JMP 8871F7F0

---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----

AttachedDevice \FileSystem\Ntfs \Ntfs bb-run.sys (Promise Disk Accelerator/Promise Technology, Inc.)
AttachedDevice \Driver\Tcpip \Device\Ip avgtdix.sys (AVG Network connection watcher/AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.)
AttachedDevice \Driver\Tcpip \Device\Tcp avgtdix.sys (AVG Network connection watcher/AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.)
AttachedDevice \Driver\Tcpip \Device\Udp avgtdix.sys (AVG Network connection watcher/AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.)
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A:GMER says I have a MBR rootkit, safe to delete?

Download MBR Check to your desktop
Right click MBRcheck.exe and select Run as Administrator (Vista) or Double click MBRcheck.exe to run it (XP)
It will show a Black screen with some data on it
it will create a log called MBRcheck_time and date.txt on desktop
Post that resultant log here please
Do NOT fix anything or run any suggested fix before we see the report

 

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Is it safe to delete the registry entries stored in "HCU\software\microsoft\windows\shellnoroam\muicache" and in
"HKEY_Users\.default\software\microsoft\windows\shellnoroam\muicache"

I have noticed that some of the entries are in there twice because it may have the entry listed under "c:\progra~1\someth~1\else.exe" and then "c:\program files\something\else.exe". I know it's just the different ways the directory structure is recognized in dos and win.

But my only question is, is it safe.

OS: WinXP Pro

Thanks,
JR
Semper Fi
 

A:Solved: MUICache - Safe to delete?

Hi usmc,

I would think they are better left alone. Most files "re-create"
if they are needed. Maybe those won't.

Instead, get the latest edition of "Ad-Aware" at:
www.lavasoft.com

Their program will take out questionable "mru"s and such.
 

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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.

A: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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Strange issue. In my downloads folder, I had one folder of icons from an unziped zip file (clean of antivirus or spyware). Strange enough, I now cannot delete the actual folder and sub-folders! I even replicated this in safe mode too. I am on an admin account as well and have full permissions "all" on the folder.

A:cannot delete folder (even safe mode)

You can have a try to restart your computer? and then to delete them.

If that still doesn't work, try file shredder tools in Glary Utilities (free). But please note, once files are deleted by file shredder, they are unrecoverable. So, make sure those files you want to delete are indeed invalid and unused.

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Hi...Several months ago , I replaced my tower. Windows 98 was installed. It was felt at that time, that I should save my files and folders from my old drive in a separate folder, so that I can go to it if necessary. I haven't referred to these files for quite some time and because they do take up a lot of space, I wondered if I could just safely delete/shred the 'old drive' folder in the usual way? ...or should I do something different?
Thanks.
 

A:Safe to delete 'old drive' files???

As long as there isn't anything inportant in there or you haven't installed or created any links to any off these files or folders. If they are just a backup then there should be no problem deleting them.
 

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Recently my avast has detected a pair of viruses in a file deep in my appdata more specifically the file C:\Users\My username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows . I can't find a file inside it that is infected and scanning each individual file inside it doesn't find a virus only when I scan the file itself. Avast states that it can't deal with the viruses by moving to chest deleting etc. I'm not sure what to do now is it safe to delete the entire windows file is there some cleaner I have to download to get rid of the viruses inside. I hope this isn't a thread I should write elsewhere.

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Can i delete the host file from C \ Windows \ System32 \ Drivers \ etc \ ?
Would that be a problem ?
Thanks.

A:hosts file ! Safe to delete ?

And why would you delete it?

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Currently running out of room on my primary drive and need to do a little house keeping (delete some files). I noticed two folders labeled "Windows.old" and "Windows.old.000". Is it safe to delete these two folders?

Thanks,

Boomer02

A:Is it safe to delete these window folders?

Those folders are the result of upgrading to Windows 7 and contain the prior OS. If you are sure that you do not need to refer to them they can be deleted. Do not just go and try to delete, do so from disc cleanup, ticking the box include system files.

Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

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In cleaning out duplicate photos, I have come across many ##picat files, as well as, _DS_Store files. Can you tell me what these are and is it safe to delete them?

Thanks
Peg
 

A:##picat & _DS_Store - Safe to delete?

DS Store is for Nintendo DS. This file cannot be deleted. picat is program language for applications.This file cannot be deleted
 

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I have a backup.reg file (C:\Documents and Settings\my name\My Documents\reg backup.reg) that is 82MB that still has fragments after being defragged. I would like to simply delete this file since it's been a few months since I made the backup, and I'm not experiencing any problems with my registry. Is it safe to delete this backup? Thanks.
 

A:Is it safe to delete registry backup?

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I've poked around Win 7 and find several GBs of language files for 37+ languages I will never use. They were still there even long after I ran lpksetup to remove language packs. They *have* to be safe to delete; what use could Windows ever find for them since I will never be using anything other than English nor will anyone else using the system? Plenty of them in winsxs and other places. Several GBs! And, no, they are not links to files elsewhere.

I want my GBs back. I want every malware scan and defrag I ever do in the future not to have to go through several extra GBs and 1000s of unnecessary files. And guess what, I even deleted the many video, audio, cursor, screensaver, wallpaper, and non-install-related log files inthe Windows directory *gasp*. Because they were safe to delete in WinXP and should @$#! well be safe to delete in Win 7. My system has not imploded yet.

So finally, would it really be so wrong to delete those GBs of crappy other language files? Or will I be struck by lightning for my heresy?

A:Several GBs of language files should @$#! well be safe to delete

These normally sit in Optional Windows Updates on Pro/Ultimate editions, until you either install one or hide them. How were they all installed in the first place?

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Hi, im just wondering if it's safe to delete the roaming folder at: C:\Users\User\AppData
my roaming folder is taking up a lot of space, 35 gb to be exact.

A:Is it safe to delete the roaming folder?

You may be able to reduce it by doing some disk cleanup. Mine is less than 2 GB.

I wouldn't delete it.

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So I want to perform a disk clean up on my laptop, except I have no idea which items in the list are safe to delete and which are not. I've looked through Google and a lot of sites say it's safe to just delete everything, but I want to make sure.

The following:

Downloaded Program Files - 0 bytes
Temporary Internet Files - 0 bytes
Game Statistics Files - 3.71 KB
Recycling Bin - 0 bytes
Service Pack Backup Files - 920 MB
System error memory dump files - 5.00 MB
Temporary files - 0 bytes
Thumbnails- 55.0 MB
Per user archived Windows Error Repo... - 9.41 MB
Per user queued Windows Error Repor... - 4.52 GB
System archived Windows Error Repor... - 902 KB
System queued Windows Error Reporti... - 394 KB

It was be really kind if you could indicate the ones that are safe to delete in green and the ones that are not safe to delete in red.

Thank you ^_^

A:What is safe to delete during Disk Cleanup for me?

All are safe to delete.

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Greetings!

Before posting my question I want to say you have a wonderful website and so much helpful information. I have always been the person who "fixes" computer issues for friends, family, and coworkers. I usually can help, but know when I am out of my league and when to ask for help...you only stop a running process one time when it crashes your computer!

My niece just gave me her computer to "fix" after being at college for 2 1/2 years. She knew it had problems, but even the paid "professionals" never truly got rid of her underlying issues. They just removed some of the symptoms for awhile. So, I thought "no problem". But after 30 hours of running multiple scanning softwares for multiple malware & virus issues I still wasn't getting to the root of the problems. In the meantime I found your website!!!

Today I was researching your site to figure out how to present my niece's computer issues to you. I was ready to give up. But then I read your articles and multiple user posts along with your "fixes" that had many of the same issues I was having. After several hours of research I attacked my niece's computer one more time.

I did the following four things: 1) found .dat files, renamed them to .txt, am currently changing passwords; 2) ran SDfix.exe; 3) ran vundofix.exe; and 4) removed Viewpoint Media Player. And "knock on wood" my issues appear to be resolved!!!!... Read more

A:Safe To Delete A Registy Key Entry?

Before making any changes, Always back up your registry. ERUNT is an excellent FREE tool that allows you to to take a snapshot (backup) of your registry before making changes and restore it when needed. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own.Why not try this first. Download AutoRunsCreate a new folder on your hard drive called AutoRuns and extract (unzip) the file there. (click here if your not sure how to do this.)Open the folder and double-click on autoruns.exe to launch it.Please be patient as it scans and populates the entries.When done scanning, it will say Ready at the bottom.Scroll through the list and look for a startup entry related to the one you need to remove.Right-click on the entry and choose delete.Reboot your computer and it should be gone.

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Hi. I have a second hand home built desktop that I purchased recently. It has a D Drive in it that is full with just 3 items showing. The first is a folder thats titled Scotts-pc. Scott was the fellows name I purchased it off of. When I do a properties check it says the file contains 0 infor, but when I click on delete it says this file is too big for the recycle bin, do I want to delete the file. The next item is another folder titled Windows Image Backup and it contains 232Gb. The last is listed as MediaID and it is a VLC video file but when I click on it it doesnt play. The size of it is listed as 1 k. My hope is that since this is a D drive and not the operating C drive I can delete the folders and use the drive as storage space. Its a good size drive, 500 Gb. Can I delete the contents of the folders without ruining the format of the drive and use the drive as storage? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:D Drive, safe to delete contents?

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how safe is it to delete temp files with the following extensions?

.old
.db$
.$db
bak
~*.*
chk
tmp
dmp
and how safe is it to delete files that havent been accessed after a certain period of time?

i just installed a program called temp cleaner, but im afraid to to delete stuff because i dont know ; i'd like some more reassurance before i do that.

Thank you.
 

A:how safe is it to delete temp files?

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