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Is it safe to delete all downloaded Program Files

Q: Is it safe to delete all downloaded Program Files

When I click on Internet Options, Settings, view objects. Under dependency all show damaged. Is this right? I am running IE 7, Windows XP Home Edition and using Service Pack 3. I have been trying to get help and noone has responded. It won't let me delete disabled downloaded Active x controls.

A: Is it safe to delete all downloaded Program Files

I see no Settings tab in IE 7 .

Louis

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Hi, I am still having a problem trying to get rid of a file dealing with Dialer.one0none. The only time this shows up is when running Norton Anti Virus scan, as being in c:/windows/downloaded program files\109554.exe. I cannot delete it using NAV. When searching for this file, it is no where to be found.
My question is this, Can I delete the entire contents of the c:/windows/downloaded program files? Maybe this would get rid of it.
I am running Windows XP Home ed. I am on cable and do not have my phone connected to the computer. There don't seem to be any problems other than this keeps coming up on my virus scan as a threat and when I try to delete it, it fails. I have tried the Safe Mode way, also have submitted a HJT Log earlier. I just need to know if the c:/windows/downloaded program files is needed. Thanks for your help. Roger
 

A:Can I delete c:/windows/downloaded program files

yes, you can safely delete the contents of that folder.
 

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Hi all, first time poster here.
 
Recently, I have been running out of disk space at an alarming rate. I was forced to delete many "unnecessary" files (photos and games) that I wanted to keep. Yet, every few days, I would get a notification saying that my disk is full.
 
So I downloaded WinDirStat and ran it, and it turns out that nearly 40% of the memory on my computer is being used by .dll and .msp files. I looked it up, and these are apparently important for proper functioning of my machine, yet I can't help but feel that many of them are redundant. Is there a way to delete the unnecessary ones? Preferably with a program that does it for you, as I am not nearly as computer savvy as most of the people on this forum.
 
I'm not sure if this is relevant, but some computer specs are:
Lenovo x1 Carbon
Windows 7 Pro, Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3667U CPU @ 2.00 GHz
64 bit
 
Thanks for any help!

A:Safe way (or program) to delete unnecessary .dll and .msp files?

Hi chief10 What's the size of your hard drive?Also, it is risky to delete blindly .dll and .msp files on your system. You could end up deleting critical Windows system file, or installers (.msp) which would cripple the programs you have installed, and you wouldn't be able to repair, nor uninstall them properly in the future.There's an article on Raymond.cc proposing three programs that can help clean MSP files, but I wouldn't try any of them, since the first one is discontinued and even Microsoft doesn't recommend using it anymore, and the two others are manual so you have to be very, very careful when using them.https://www.raymond.cc/blog/safely-delete-unused-msi-and-mst-files-from-windows-installer-folder/It's normal for .dll and .msp files to take a lot of space on a system and you are right on the fact that there's redundancy with .dll files that are from the Windows system itself, but it's the way it works, and deleting even one of them can create corruption on your system.

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My computers are both running Win 7 64-bit. I am thoroughly confused when it comes to placing programs that I download into their proper folders: That is, program files (x86) vs program files. I have read stuff on this, but still confused. for the most part, even when a dl'd program suggests being installed into PF, I, for whatever reason, place it into PF (x86). Although I have read that placing the program into the wrong folder may cause the program not to work properly, so far I have not had this problem...nor any other problems that I am aware of. Could someone please set me straight on this issue?

A:Program Files or Program Files (x86)-Where to place downloaded program

I let the installer put it where it is supposed to.

If I trust the software I trust they know best where it should be installed/placed.

If I can't trust the software maker why am I downloading/installing their program?

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I have downloaded different files that I am trying to delete. I delete the file underdownloads but it is still under the screensavers or background.I am trying to clean up things and can't seem to get rid of them. I have windows 98 and microsoft but can't seem to get help from them. How many places are there to delete one file?
 

A:downloaded files won't delete.

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Is it ok to delete downloaded files in the "download folder"?

A:Delete downloaded files

If you're done with them, sure. They are only things you should have downloaded with your browser from the internet, and as such if you don't need them, you should be safe to remove them.

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Hello, Please help me. I have Windows 2000 Professional. I'm pretty new to all this as I have only had a computer for about a week. I got some adware threats detected by Norton Antivirus 2004 and have done a lot of reading up and I am now tring to delete them.

One of the removal instructions provided by Norton promps me to delete a file in C:\Winnt\Downloaded Program Files but when I go to view this folder it looks like there are no files inside. Now, I know there are files in there as Norton Antivirus has picked up one in there and when I view the proporties for that folder it states there are 12 files inside but when I view the folder with Windows Explorer it appears empty!

I've gone into folder option and changed the settings so it shows hidden files and hidden system files yet this still doesn't let me view the files in this folder. How can I delete this file if I am unable to view it?

If anyone can point me to a turorial that explains this or explain it to me I would really appreciate this.

Please help a n00b.

Cheers, Luke.
 

A:Unable to view files in C:\Winnt\Downloaded Program Files

I'm assuming you have done this to Show hidden files and folders:
Go to Control Panel/Folder Options/View and select "Show hidden files and folders"

Also,place a check in "Display the contents of system folders"
And,uncheck "Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)"

If the above doesn't work try this:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
Create the REG_DWORD ShowSuperHidden (if it doesn't already exist) Set the value to 1, click OK, and close the Registry editor
 

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After downloading what was supposed to be the latest version of Adobe Reader, I went to my download folder to install it and found dozens of file folders that won't open. The files have labels that all start with FAP followed by numbers and a letter; for example: FAP19E0, FAP24D0, FAP26B2 and names like that. I cannot open any of them because I get the message "Windows can't open this file" every time. After I tried to delete them over and over, filenames appeared like FAP29AD - Copy - Copy - Copy.tmp so apparently they just kept copying as I tried to delete them.
 
I want to get rid of them, since they are cluttering up my Download folder badly and need guidance. Thanks!

A:Unwanted files downloaded and I cannot delete them

Hello Lumara, we need to get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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I have Windows7 32bit OS. For last few days I have been facing a very strange problem as follows:

My downloaded files get deleted as soon as the download reaches 100%. I have tried downloading with different web browser like IE, FF, Chrome, Safari, but problem persists in every browser.

I would appreciate any help in this regard. Thanks.

A:Downloaded files delete as soon as it completes

Welcome Sanju0011 to the windows 7 forum.

Have you checked your Anti-Virus as most check downloads and verify that the downloads are not infected

Also, what level of security are you running, you might not have the permissions to write to the download directory.

Also, what are you trying to download?? is it the same file? Have you tried other files?

Also, you might want to fill in your System Spec's

Rich

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In internet options under temporary internet files and then under settings view objects there 5 java runtime environment active X controls with yellow exclamation points. Is this supposed to be this way and if not how do I fix this? Also, the setting in my temp internet files folder is set at 1192. Is this correct or should it be changed?
 

A:Downloaded program files and temp files folder

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Hi all!

A bit of possible trouble in paradise. When in Control Panel > Internet Options > General Tab > Settings > View Objects > brings up the downloaded program files...are these the files used by some site to open something or do something...do I have any of that right...or what are these?? Well no matter...all but 1 of these files, show the status "damaged". Why? Maybe you can tell me cause I don't know! But the question I have for you is :
Can I delete these files? How? Just R.Click and then Delete...or because of this damaged status thing...gonna be a problem to get rid of?

Just trying to keep my 'puter all clean and organized as well as I can...thanks for your help!!

Parrot---Lee (ann)
 

A:Downloaded Prog Files-Damaged, OK to delete?

You can delete them. If required in the future they can be easily downloaded.
 

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Hello I downloaded a game then wanted to uninstall, and it left behind some files that take a bit of space up and I cant delete them.. How can I delete them? help please

A:[HELP] Downloaded a game and can't delete font files..

What happens when you try to delete them?

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I downloaded some computer game files and now I am sorry and want to delete them but can't find the files that support them. The shortcut icons appear only on the fifth line of the Mozilla and I.E. browzer home pages. The address line shows the files at http://retrogamer.iwon.com/home.jhtml?tbdd=9197. The files do not appear under C:\ anywhere and the search function and Control Panel add/remove can't locate them either. Any ideas will be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Can't delete downloaded game files

Try going through the motions of downloading one of the games again and this time when you click to download the file take a good look at the path where the file will be downloaded, depending on your memory it might be a good idea to write it down. Once you have done that , Cancel the download.
 

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hello team i notice i have some damaged downloaded program files. Please see attachment. Is there anything i can delete there, and what can i do to fix the damaged ones? Im always trying to clean up unneccessary files, and programs etc. I dont know much but remember the list there was smaller. I do have 2 screenshots from the past if needed but this list got big quick, and seems to have lotsa damaged files?

A:Downloaded program files

You will need to be more specific as to what program this is in reference to .
Also if you could supply the other screen shots that would be of help also.

cheers

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I have a Downloaded Program File entry, that has "unknown status", no creation date, and it says "none" under Last Accessed.

It does claim to be 4kb's in size.

This program file has no name, but instead, is a grouping of numbers and letters, all enclosed in parenthese..{}.

Highlighting it, and right clicking it only brings up the properties of the entry.

It cannot be deleted either from the keyboard, or from the menu...File>delete..Edit>cut.

The properties of this entry show it to be an Active X control, (with no creation date, no access date and no status. It does not appear to be damaged...it does not say that there are any damaged files associated with it).

I dont feel comfortable giving you the codebase http address, because Im not sure if it turns into a link that anyone can access. But I will tell you that it includes the words; fpdownload, macromedia, polarbear, ultrashim.cab

Using my search bar to go to that location brings me to a folder, with an apparent program that has yet to be installed.

There are 3 icons in this cab folder...a .dll icon, a configuration/notepad icon with the name "erma", and the remaining icon is an INSTALL icon.

Clicking on any of these icons brings up a command to "extract", or copy.

I do vaguely remember going to macromedia.com, (adobe.com) a couple of weeks ago, and downloading and installing the adobe flash player and the shockwave player. I seem to remember that when I first began us... Read more

A:Downloaded Program Files,

http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/02/1075.htmlQUOTE SOPHOS:"Ultrashim.cab is normally a valid Macromedia Flash filename, and is a very good example of why you can?t trust files based on name alone. It?s pointed to in a similar way to last time so that it appears that Flash is asking you to download an update. But don?t be fooled, you definitely don?t want this ?update?."Submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. Post back with the results.http://virusscan.jotti.org/http://www.virustotal.com/metodos.html

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I have two programs in this folder , one of which is my antivirus(norton) and the other is Download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab. I ran an hijack this log about a week ago and it did not show up on the log. Ikeep a log to compare readings, this scan it showed up on the hjt log. Are these programs already installed and can be deleted from the folder?
 

A:Downloaded program files?

The Norton one will be your update ActiveX,
The Flash is macromedia ActiveX control.

Both can be deleted,

However when you next update Norton it will be reinstalled, and by deleting the shockwave control will mean you will not be able to view some websites properly

Both are legitimate controls and can be safely left on your system
 

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I downloaded Norton Internet Security from the Net. Tried to install it but ran into a problem so I want to do an XP Home System Restore to a date earlier than the download. Doing so will lose all the recent downloaded Internet files so I need to find the NIS download file and burn it to CD before doing the restore. The desktop icon properties show the path but Windows Explorer only shows four temporary Internet folders, I think it creates new ones for each session, and I cannot find earlier ones. I've tried "show hidden files" but without success and have run a search in Explorer as well.

Any suggestions on how I can find older downloaded Internet files?

A:Where does IE6 put the downloaded program files?

Where the download is saved depends on your browser settings and whether you selected a folder at the time.
If you can remember the name of the downloaded file (or part of it) you can do a search for that file. If you cannot remember go back to the download site and follow the links to download and at some stage the filename will be visible.

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Hi.I have an HP Pavilion running Vista home premium.When I am cleaning my computer out at the end of the day, I open up internet options and "veiw objects", which brings up my DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES folder.In there are 3 or 4 active x files.But 1 in particular has a status of DAMAGED.Vista is different in that I cannot just delete this damaged file, like I could in XP, or in earlier windows versions.All I can do is right click it, which brings up a "properties" link.This damaged file is an active x file, and the "code base" reads like this:http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp dot cab (i did not put the . in there because it creates a hyperlink.)The link takes me to a gp[1] file that looks like it originates from my adobe reader installation, and inside this file are several Adobe GetPlus application files, a .dll and a .ocx active x file.In fact, I believe this all began with an adobe reader automatic update, that installed adobe reader from 9.0, to 9.1.I have removed, uninstalled adobe reader 9.1, and reinstalled it, and i have even installed a lower version of adobe reader (8.5, 9.0), and when I do this, the damaged file changes and is not longer damaged......until I restart my computer, or perhaps it when my browser uses an active x applilcation, I dont know.How does one remove a damaged downloaded program file from Vista?I have deleted that gp1 cab file, but I dont think that is even installed into my computer....(I really do... Read more

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first of all if i am in the wrong section , my apoligies.if you could tell me the correct section, i will delete and repost. Also i have a post already on games not working,if the two are linked, i will also remove this post.

My question is do i need to delete and replace the damaged programsand how.

Or can i just delete them.


my problem is as follows,
start/control panel/internet properties/browse history/settings/downloaded program files.

creative software autoupdate: damaged
creative software autoupdate support package: damaged
get_atlom class: damaged
MUWebcontrol class: installed
NVIDIA smart scan: damaged
System requirments lab class: damaged
Trend Micro activex scan agent 6.6:installed
Windows live safety center base module: damaged
WUWEB control class: installed

A:Downloaded program files damaged

Hello and welcome to TSF

Sorry for the long delay to answer your thread, we have been very busy lately

This looks like failed ActiveX downlaods too me

Please tyr this

Open up Internet Explore, click Tools, Internet Options, click on the tab Security and underneath 'Security Level for this Zone' put it on Medium.
Then click on the tab Privacy and under 'settings' put it on Medium. Click Apply then Ok.

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Running down a dream....Click to expand...


I have "Damaged" downloaded program files, all of them at this status. What the heck could cause this? And what are these files in the first place? I have copied them prior to this damaged thing, on floppy disks. Do not know what the heck to do with the copies, but have them.
1-What are these "downloaded program files" and what do they mean to me, my system?
2-What could have caused them all to show as "damaged" in the status of each file? How do I figure out what caused this so it does not repeat itself? (had only 1 prob that day, with install of Microsoft updates?). Really think I should find out if I did something naughty that system did not approve of, so I can apologize to it and fix it up so it is happy with me again.
3-How do I use the copies of these files, if I need to, and do the "out with the old, in with the new" dance...how do I install the new files back into the system and get the damaged ones out?
Thanx for you help, again...have a great day!!
 

A:Damaged Downloaded Program Files?? What's this all about??

Downloaded program files are ActiveX controls and Java programs that are downloaded automatically from the Internet when viewing certain pages. They are temporarily stored in the Downloaded Program Files folder on your hard disk.

These can include perfectly legitimate applications, like Macromedia Flash player, Quicktime player, the Google toolbar installer, and the like, but also spyware.

The best way to view them is as follows:

Go to Internet Options > Temp Internet Files > Settings > Show Objects.

If any of them are damaged, right click them, and choose Remove from the context menu.

You'll just be prompted to download them again whenever Windows or an application needs them.

Cheers,
 

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Good evening everyone---

First, I will state that I'm using WinXP Home and IE6...

I was wondering if anyone could please tell me how to get the files within the C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files folder to appear? It used to display all the active x controls and plugins that I had downloaded, but now it shows zero items? However when I right click on the folder and choose properties it says it contains 6 files. They also do not appear under add/remove programs in control panel.

I would like to get these files to appear, so that I can right click on them and choose the remove option.

If it isn't possible to get these items to appear, is there some command I can execute in order to remove/unregister these active x controls/plugins?

Much Thanks in advance!
 

A:Removing Downloaded Program Files?

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I was looking around my PC - internet prop, settings, view objects and found many DL program files. Some are listed more than once installed, same day and version; some status unknown; some total size '0'. Surely some can be deleted - if not all - but?? Surprised the control panels add-remove does not show these programs to be installed??Esp Java runtime enviroment? Where do these programs originate from?? I know the Java program I am running is 1.5.0. updated to 6 but it does not show in this file. Even found some Symantec Script Runner Class and RuFSI Utilit Class files installed created 6/06 but I deleted all AV system a long time ago??
 

A:Solved: Downloaded Program Files

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Installation support file version 2007,11,28 in the Downloaded Program Files has been damaged, due to which my pc is showing unexpected errors, is there any way to solve this problem..
should i delete it or do something else, kindly help me..

A:damaged downloaded Program Files

Installation support file has been damaged, version 2007,11,28,1
Program file\yahoo\common\Yinsthelper.dll
due to this i am not able to install yahoo messenger and my pc is also showing some unexpected problems..
kindly help me..

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Hi.
I have an HP Pavilion running Vista home premium.

When I am cleaning my computer out at the end of the day, I open up internet options and "veiw objects", which brings up my DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES folder.

In there are 3 or 4 active x files.

But 1 in particular has a status of DAMAGED.

Vista is different in that I cannot just delete this damaged file, like I could in XP, or in earlier windows versions.

All I can do is right click it, which brings up a "properties" link.

This damaged file is an active x file, and the "code base" reads like this:

http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp dot cab (I changed this to read 'dot com' because it appears to be a direct hyperlink to my computers files...and I dont know if anyone could click on this and open my files...so, i added the dot com)

The link takes me to a gp[1] file that looks like it originates from my adobe illustrator installation, and inside this file are several Adobe GetPlus application files, a .dll and a .ocx active x file.

Here is the explorer folder trail to this GetPlus folder that is apparently corrupted.

(Razzell2)Computer>AdobeIllustrator>AppData>Local>Microsoft>Windows>
Temporary Internet Files>Low>Content IE.5>PO6ALQ9S>gp[1] (which appears to be a cab file, as it has that icon that looks like a two drawer blue file cabinet with the bottom drawer half open).

This thing was created 11/2006, but I cannot remember if tha... Read more

A:Downloaded Program Files, Damaged

Get KILLBOX.EXE at http://killbox.net/
 

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Hi
I have a desk top PC with Windows XP SP3 and use IE 8. When I clicked on Tools> Internet Options.>General Tab>Browsing History>Settings and then View Objects I found there were 17 entries with one dating back to 2005. Some entries are associated with programs that have long since been removed. Of the 17 files listed 10 were shown as "Installed" in the Status column while 6 were shown as"Damaged" and 1 as "Unknown".
Some of the "Damaged " files have either "none" in terms of size or "none" shown as a creation date.
Can anyone tell me whether or not it is safe to delete these entries?
I would appreciate any advice
Thank you.
NONIC

A:C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files

Hi -Have you attempted to go - Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup ?? Wait while it loads (can take a few minutes)Tick the boxes in there and click OK > OK - This removes many older built up files Now run Defrag (also in the same area System Tools) and see if many are removed -

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I only do what the voices in my head tell me to do...Click to expand...



All of the Downloaded Program Files on my WinXP were listed as "damaged". So... I went off road and just simply deleted the file...the Downloaded Programs File, not each seperate file, as I had some type of error when I tried to do so, I believe something about the file was being used somewhere else, to close everything and try again, but would not delete no matter what I closed down.

Now, go figure, there is no longer a Downloaded Program File on the system.

My question is...does this return when there are new files that are downloaded for use? Or???? This is sounding more and more like an X-Files case...should have not cancelled the show!

Thanx for your time and help!! Hopefully I will get it some day!!
 

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Help
I ran ad-aware 6.0
then spybot.search destroy
then hijackthis 1977

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:22:52 PM, on 4/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Gearbox Connection Kit\bin\confsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3tray2.exe
C:\Program Files\Config\ConfigHighSpeed\3.52.1010.10\IACLiM.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\eber.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Sierra Imaging\Image Expert\IXApplet.exe
C:\Program Files\CallWave\IAM.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Gearbox Connection Kit\bin\gbConMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Gearbox Connection Kit\bin\gbTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Gearbox Connection Kit\bin\gbdash.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis1977.zip\Hija... Read more

A:windows\downloaded program files\bridge.dll

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I am trying to delete an active x file MSN Games - Installer but when I click on File-Remove Program File, nothing happens. I tried to just delete the file and still nothing happens. Im trying to follow instructions from MSN games support because I can no longer play multiplayer online games.

Thanks in advance,
Beth
 

A:Solved: deleting damaged downloaded program files

go to control panel open up Internet options. then click on programs. then click on manage add ons. in there look for that active x file. you can disable it there or delete it . if you cant delete there try disabling it and the go to add and remove to try to delete it.
 

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Hi,

In c:\ windows\downloaded program files, I see references to Java and Shockwave. But there are a number of files in this folder that I do not see. I have all files visible in the folder options.

I know that there are other files in this folder because I can see them when using command.exe.

Advice please

Thanks

A:Making All Files Visible In Downloaded Program File

It may be better to get the folder out from under the Windows folder. I have been downloading to C:\download since Win9x and it's worked well.

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i m using vista home premium 32 sp2..
Machine! Hp Dv6 Core 2 duo 2.10GHZ -3 GB RAM- 512MB AtI Gaming card....
i have got 2 major problems now !!!!
1) in Windows/downloaded program files i have got a file which is damaged and when i right clicked on it. only Properties occurs! and that thing i basically got from IE's(Version 8) Tools>Options under the heading of browsing setting> and View Objects...

2)i don;t know what is the problem with my IE8 whenever i open Hp's website it wouldnt opened and for other websites it words but for a very few minutes. but after that i get the error that the webpage can't be displayed---- but In google Chrome it works gr8 ..

A:[VISTA-32HOME-Premium]windows\downloaded program files and other Problems

Originally Posted by amar4ever


i m using vista home premium 32 sp2..
Machine! Hp Dv6 Core 2 duo 2.10GHZ -3 GB RAM- 512MB AtI Gaming card....
i have got 2 major problems now !!!!
1) in Windows/downloaded program files i have got a file which is damaged and when i right clicked on it. only Properties occurs! and that thing i basically got from IE's(Version 8) Tools>Options under the heading of browsing setting> and View Objects...

2)i don;t know what is the problem with my IE8 whenever i open Hp's website it wouldnt opened and for other websites it words but for a very few minutes. but after that i get the error that the webpage can't be displayed---- but In google Chrome it works gr8 ..



Hello amar4ever;

Please have a look at this link and see if can help you remove the damaged file:

Cannot Rename or Move a File or Folder in Vista Fix

If not there are some other steps we can take.

Cheers!
Robert

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I understand the process of how to remove downloaded Active X controls using the Disk Cleanup Utility.

My question is, exactly how many versions of the same Active X control do I need to keep?

For example, I have 3 Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0 controls showing in the list.
Two of them were installed on 07-28-2010 and are both for updates. They appear to be the same kind of control as each other.

The third is called "Classic Java plug in for Netscape and ..?' which I don't know where that came from....if it was an option in an update, I didn't choose it. I wouldn't choose that because I don't have/use Netscape. It was installed on 2-2-2011.

Can I remove the classic plug in for Netscape and one of the other update controls?

Thanks!
p.s.....I am utilizing your suggestion page about "Slow Computers/browser ..check here first". this is where my question originates from. I run XP Professional Service Pack 3.

A:Using Disk Cleanup Utility to remove Downloaded Program Files -Question

In order to remove older Java Installations we recommed this: JavaRA it remove all older versions of Java.

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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

A:Is it 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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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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In C:\users\MYNAME\Appdata\Roaming. There is a setup for a program that i no longer want. I had already uninstalled the game and deleted the setup from my computer. But a copy of it remains in the roaming folder of appdata. Is it safe to delete it?

A:Safe to delete files from roaming?

Hello Shabab09, and welcome to the vista forums

As long as you are sure that you no longer need it it should be fine to remove it.

What I would do however is rather than just delete the folder, Move it to another location for a few days just to be sure that you won't have any issues.

If you have any issues you can simply move it back, or if everything is OK after a few days delete the moved folder

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I can get in but I need to delete 3 files and 1 folder. Any help would be appreciated.

A:How Do I Delete Files When I'm In Safe Mode?

Hello Throttled

Please give more details, to help those that wish to help you.

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Are all log files from 2007 or older safe to delete (including hidden folders and files), excluding any with setup in their filenames?
 

A:Solved: Which log files are safe to delete?

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I started with a clean slate when I installed XP. My c:\....local settings\temp folder was empty. But as I've been adding software, I have noticed all kinds of files being deposited in there. Some have .tmp extensions, which I delete. But there are others, some I suspect leftover from the Installshield or whatever the programs' installation program.

There are some .dll files in there too. including one located in a subdirectory called "istmp0.dir" and another called "twunk001.mtx". I cannot find anywhere what "mtx" is an extension for.

Is it safe to delete everything that is placed in the "temp" folder? What is fair game for deletion?
 

A:Temporary Files: What Is Safe To Delete

here you go... use this to cleanup
http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm
 

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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I noticed that a recent C++ redist. install put the files into the root of my D:\ drive. Is it safe to delete these? I'm not sure but a few of my steam games (which are on d:\)did a setup before it launched the game, although at the moment I'm not positive if it was a C++ or just DX.

install.ini said:

[Setup]
ProductName=Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package
ProductMsi=vc_red.msi
ProductRegKey=
ProductRegName=
ProductRegData=
ProductSupportURL=http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=45396
DefaultDirInstallToken=
SupportWin9X=0
MinNTVersion=5.0
CheckAdminRights=1
ShowFeatureOptions=0
ShowDestinationFolder=0
LogFilePrefix=dd_vcredist
VerboseLog=1
RebootMode=0
UILanguage=1033
BitmapFile=vcredist.bmp
CustomTextPrefix=CustomText

[DetectDarwin]
X86=2.0
I64=2.0
A64=2.0
Install=0
Link=http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=45724

[VSSetupWatson]
VSSWSuccessEnabled=1
VSSWSuccessHeadless=1
VSSWFailedEnabled=1
VSSWFailedHeadless=1
VSSWProdName=Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package
VSSWProdVer=[VERSION]_[LAB]_[PFLAVOR]
VSSWSectionEnabled=1
VSSWProdSAID=11867
VSSWInternalRelease=1Click to expand...
 

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I ran a program that located all the empty files on my hard drive. Are these files always safe to delete? I'm assuming that since they contain no information, they can't really be important.
 

A:Are empty files always safe to delete?

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Hi All ~ Last December I crashed my Gateway and had to reload XP with the help of Gateway techies (pre-packaged XP seems to be unfair to the consumer). When it was reinstalled it had saved most of my files in C:My Backup. I've been slowly cleaning it out ever since. Now I've run into these rdb files which evidently are internet logs. Can I delete them? Thanks for your help.

A:[SOLVED] Is it safe to delete .rdb files?

Hi Cheechat,

the best way to find out if it's ok to delete them is to check the modified/access dates to see if any applications are still using the files. If it appears they're not being used, try moving them to the recycle bin for a couple of days to see if any issues arise...if they do you can restore them from the recycle bin but if all runs well, you can simply delete them from the bin whenever you like.

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I haven't seen these files anywhere on my friends' PC and they are over 30 GB in size.
 

 
Here is how much they occupy:
 

 
Is it safe to click "Continue" and delete these files? Answer fast please.

A:Is it safe to delete these massive files? Please answer!

They are associated with the initial installation or updating of software, particularly from Microsoft - I've always deleted them to recover space without any adverse consequences. But it might mean that some software packages cannot be reverted to an earlier version, or a repair facility might no longer work and software need to be fully re-installed if it develops a fault. But I've never had that problem any time I've done it.

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My Bitdefender program keep reporting that there are viruses in the files in the Recycler folder everytime I did a system scan (even though Bitdefender has supposely disinfect them previously - and some of them Bitdefender has failed to disinfect or do anything about it). Is it safe to delete the files in the folder? Also, if it can't be deleted, can it be cleaned/cleared? Some of the files are 3 years old.
 

A:Is it safe to delete files in D:\Recycler folder?

Yes, it should be safe to delete those files.
 

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These are some of the malicious programs embedded in my computer that Ad-aware and CWshredder cannot delete. CWshredder declared my system clean, although there are some programs even Ad-aware can't get rid of.

With Ad-aware on reboot, the following programs come back:

my daily horoscope, enconfidence inc.
second thought
myPCsearch
aaw6181
OCX C:\WINDOWS\iesearch.dll
OCX C:\WINDOWS\jeasst.dll
virtual bouncer
PC Powerscan
BannerFarm
Here is the Hijack This log of files found:

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\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\goidr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mplssra.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exebar1&look=sbar1_srchbtn
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=st... Read more

A:Hijack This file log--which files are safe to delete?

Rescan once again and put a check next to each of these then close all browser windows and click "fix checked"

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exebar1&look=sbar1_srchbtn

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exebar1&look=sbar1_srchbtn

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=
R3 - URLSe... Read more

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I used WizTree to take a look at the files that are taking up the most space on the hard drive, and in the C:\Windows\Temp folder there are 135 files with the name "cab_" followed by a number. These files don't have an extension though. But they all have the same file size (117.1 MB) As you can see in this screenshot.

Is it safe to delete these 135 files using WizTree, or even manually deleting them?

A:Is it safe to delete the files in C:\Windows\Temp?

Hi bd74, usually it is safe to delete items from the Temp folder. I run CCleaner often and it's set to delete all temp files that are older than 24 hours. I haven't had an issue arise so far after deleting Temp files. If you want to be on the safe side, create a system image first before deleting anything you're unsure of.

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Trying to clean my soon-to-be father-in-law's laptop, and it is an absolute mess. He had worked with it for months w/o firewall/antivirus-program etc.... It has become unbearable for him (too slow, hardly any interent access, pop-ups, security warnings too many to mention...)

It's a Dell laptop with XP Professional 2002, Service Pack 1.

I tried to clean it in Safe Mode: there I ran CCleaner, Ad-Aware, and Avira, each a couple of times. Avira told me after scanning that some files were locked, and they would be deleted on reboot, but after restarting, it found the same files again.

I located those dll files myself and tried to delete them manually (still in Safe Mode), but they couldn't be deleted or moved...
Some of them are:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qopml.dll (TR/Dldr.ConHook.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rxmfpocj.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vuowpofk.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qxmkabqt.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hdowabki.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\DOCUME~1\RONPROS~1\rxmfpocj.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)

I am at a loss. Usually I was always able to manually delete those kind of files in Safe Mode.
Here is my Hijack log (scanned in Safe Mode, after multiple cleanings):
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:42:38 PM, on 5/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\W... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot delete dll files even in Safe Mode

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I'm looking to delete files to free up some space in my C drive & i'd like to know which files are safe to delete from the AppData folder...thanks mucho!

A:FILES SAFE TO DELETE IN AppDATA FOLDER

The only files that really should deleted from AppData are the folders of programs that are no longer installed on your computer. The AppData folder generally doesn't take up very much room unless you are a program junky like me (I have only 99 and yes, I use them all at least once in a blue moon); even with as many programs as I have, my AppData folder is just under 1GB.

Assuming the 80GB drive you listed in your specs is your C drive, you may have issues other than the AppData folder causing the crowding. All that should be on that drive are programs and the OS. That's all I have on my C drive and it's only 56GB, which is actually quite high because I have a huge hyberfil.sys file (24GB) due to having 32GB of RAM (I can't reduce it or disable hibernation since my UPS uses hibernation to shut down my computer without loss of data in the advent of a power failure; if anything, I may someday need to increase it), and I could safely fit the contents of my C drive onto yours, albeit just barely (I'm assuming your C drive is a SSD; SSDs need at least 20-25% free space at all times to work most efficiently and reduce life shortening writes).

We need more information to be able to help you, such as what all do you have on your C drive?

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When I was running XP I always kept my temp folder cleaned up.
Now I'm running Vista Home Premium - is it safe to delete the files in the temp folder?
Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] Is it safe to delete temp files?

Hi yes I do it all the time otherwise you end up with a huge folder and a slower system

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hello people. i have purchased an Anspire4750g with windows7 homebasic 32bit. the first time i saw the file of "windows" it was 8-9gigs. and now it is 11 gig! what the heck are they putting in my folder? ) i just need your help people.

A:Windows7 HB32bit. what files are safe to delete?

To make a long answer short...you're not going to be able to delete much of anything. Most of that space is used by a system folder called winsxs which is the Windows side-by-side configuration cache. It serves as a provider of multiple versions of certain system DLLs and other files, so that an application requiring a specific version gets access to it. This is Microsoft's answer to the widespread "DLL Hell" problem that plagued earlier versions of Windows (especially pre-XP).

winsxs also contains the totality of all Windows features, enabled or disabled, so they're easily reinstalled if you choose to enable them again in the future...there's also the Driver Store, a database of commonly used drivers Windows will use to install many things before it starts searching for drivers online.

Sorry, I wanted to make this short. The size you see is pretty much normal for the Windows folder.

Did you install Service Pack 1 at some point, or did it already come with the computer? You might be able to remove any backup files created by the SP1 update if they are still in the winsxs folder. There's a specific command to do this from a DOS command window.

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Hi,

Whenever I run Trendmicro Online Scan, it detects the files in Sophos' quarantine as being infections. I couldn't find any way to delete those quarantine files from within Sophos AV (V. 7.6.3), but I did find the location where these files are saved ( C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\INFECTED\)

I see a lot of files with .000 extensions. Is it safe to delete these files?
 

A:Is it safe to delete Sophos AV quarantine files?

did you uninstall sophos??? you should not delete the infected files unless they will be put into the quarantine by trend micro. if you delete them, they will be released into your system as a virus again. i suggest you dont do that and dont use online scanners. sosphos isnt good. try avast home and comodo internet security and malwarebytes anti malware. they are free and better than sophos
 

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Hello!
I have a question I have two batch files on my desktop that were created by Microsoft Technician(while accessing my PC remotely). Technician couldn't fix the problem with failed update for Microsoft works 9. I had problem with installation of Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2092914). Now, the problem IS FIXED. i applied another update,http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9737449 which took care of the failed installation.
My question, is that safe to delete windows batch files?There are two icons on my desktop. White background with an image of circular tool. 2.93kb size.
 

A:is that safe to delete windows batch files?

Would be interesting to know what code is inside them. Right click them and chose edit from the context menu. Copy and paste the code here.

Shouldn't be a problem if you delete them
 

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Yes, yes, I know! I've raised this before, [mutters from some members, "not again "]
The reason I have raised this again, I went to Wanadoo Support, with a query about connections, [the support at Wanadoo is brilliant, response from them is almost intantaneous] & one of the things they said to do, was to delete all temporary internet files, & I've got loads, by deleting all, will I be getting rid of essential files linked to the smooth running of my computer?

Maurice
 

A:Temporary Internet files, safe to delete all?

Yes - Perfectly safe. I do this all the time...
 

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I noticed my other laptop boots up faster then my main laptop I use.And my other laptop has much less ram & less cpu speed.HDDs is same rpm & cache.So I'm thinking these missing files are causing it to be slower.I run ccleaner daily.Here is the log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:40:07 AM, on 1/7/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LMworker.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = MSN.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: U... Read more

A:Hijack this log,safe to delete missing files?

Only if you want to severely break Windows. All of those files are there, the problem is that they are the 64 bit version and for whatever reason Trend still hasn't updated HJT to "see" them properly.

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I use the Windows disk cleanup utility on a regular basis for cleaning up Drive C. I have most things on the list checked, most specifically Temporary files. But when I physically go to C:\Windows\TEMP I still see that it still has a bunch of folders and miscellaneous files that are still there?

Isn't the cleanup utility supposed to clean this up or is it cleaning something else?

Do I really need what's in there or can I safely delete what's there manually.?

thanks
 

A:Windows Temp files safe to delete?

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There are files under Program files that I know I am no longer using but I am unable to delete them. The program is not listed under Add/Remove only under Program files. When I do the delete it appears as if they are being deleted but are still there once the deletion process is finished. Why am I unable to delete them? I am using Vista Home Basic.
Any advice or suggestions appreciated

A:Unable to delete files in Program Files

do you have administrator rights?

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Well for some reason my computer keeps relagating onenote files (that I accedently created) to being system protected files, no clue why. Well that and there are other files that don't seem like they should be protected files. My question is is there a list or does anyone know of files that can be deleted safely? I also ask this so that when a virus desides to masquerade as a system operation file I can kill it, well change the extension to a crazy series of letters and numbers to make it non-operational like .?ajdlfjka?ldfoanflkans?lfhao?sfjaoiefreljfoe for instance. Anyways I do have to know, can I safely get rid of desktop.ini files? Thanx in advance.

A:Protected operating system files that are safe to delete.

I forgot to add that when you have microsoft word messup and restart for some reasons it sometimes saves the temporary quick save files as protected files too. So again, any lists or files that are ok to get rid of would be much appreciated.

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ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?
ProgramData Microsoft Crypto ... RSA, Machine Keys, 2GB of files, can some of those files be safely deleted?

A:ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?

If this is what you're concerned about:

Microsoft Windows vulnerable to 'FREAK' encryption flaw too

Use this:

https://freakattack.com/clienttest.html

Other than that - why do you want to delete them?

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Disk cleanup shows nearly 6GB of temporary Windows installation files, files discarded by Windows upgrade and Windows upgrade logs. Are all of these safe to delete?

PS - I recently upgraded from vista.

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ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?ProgramData Microsoft Crypto ... RSA, Machine Keys, 2GB of files, can some of those files be safely deleted?

A:ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?

These are Microsoft folders and files used for encryption on your Windows system, I suggest you to leave them there otherwise you'll most likely "break" a few of your programs features. They are also included in a standard Windows installation so they are meant to be there and used.https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/what-does-machinekeys-folder-contain/272e2e30-3161-40cd-96ae-ed6b71c8ffc0Edit: Found a thread with this question on BleepingComputerhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/536613/windows-crypto-folder/

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Hello!
I have several questions
1. I have two batch files on my desktop that were created by Microsoft Technician(while accessing my PC remotely). Technician couldn't fix the problem with failed update for Microsoft works 9. I had problem with installation of Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2092914). Now, the problem IS FIXED. i applied another update,http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9737449 which took care of the failed installation.
My question, is that safe to delete windows batch files?There are two icons on my desktop. White background with an image of circular tool. 2.93kb size. looks like Register the Windows Update files
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUCLTUX.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUWEBV.DLL /S
REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL /S
REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL /S

2.I have about 6 Restore points, unneeded, that were created when Technician was trying unsuccessfully to resolve the problem over the phone. They are taking too much space off my hard drive. i had 551 GB, now I am down to 548 GB.
3. I also have a issue with an Update Software or software manager by Copyright © 1997-2008 Acresso Software Inc. and/or InstallShield Co. Inc.. This is program for updating software, came pre-installed on my PC. I clicked on it and it asks me to insert CD of Roxio Burner . Apparently, the program detected new update for Roxio? I am not sure.
I hope you can help me!
thanks

A:is that safe to delete windows batch files? and other problems

Hi,
1. Yes, it is safe to delete them. Those files were run one time by technician and now they are unnecessary, but you may just move them to other localization. Maybe they'll be useful later.
2. If you don't need them and have other restore points, then you can delete them.

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I have uninstalled Office Pro 07 trial version.The program does not exist anymore in the add/ remove panel. However a folder Office Pro 07 trial with sub folders and files still exist on C drive. Can I just delete them? Tks

A:safe to delete remaining files of Office pro 7 trial ?

Yes you can delete them, in fact, you can do an Advanced Search for any other Office Pro 07 files, and delete them as well. (This holds true for any program or app that you are trying to delete from your system. Very often, uninstalling through Programs and Features leaves remnants of the supposedly deleted programs/apps behind. I always do an Advanced Search for any remaining files or folders, and it seems to work well to get rid of everything.)

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I am trying to delete the programs on C:\Program Files that I dont need such as MSN Gaming Zone, Outlook Express, Netmeeting etc.
But it wont let me it comes up with this error:

Error Deleting File or Folder
Cannot delete Windows: It is being used by another person or program.
Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

But there are not any programs open to my knowledge that use the programs I am trying to delete.
All help is much appreciated!
 

A:Won't let me delete on C:\Program Files

There maybe processes running that you're not aware of but first I need to ask ... have you first uninstalled the programs using the Add/Remove Programs function on the ControlPanel ? I'm not sure if you did and for some reason it left the folders on the drive or if you're just deleting the folders hoping to remove the programs. You don't want to delete the folders if you haven't first done the Add/Remove first. It should get rid of the folder's for you.

BTW, Outlook Express is a Windows Component so in the Add/Remove programs screen in the left pane, you need to choose "Add/Remove Windows Component" and then scroll down to uninstall it. Once that's done, I wouldn't suggest deleting any folder that you think may be related to Outlook Express because they may have other needed windows components in it. You may be ok deleting it but I'd suggest just leaving them be, they can't hurt anything.

The other programs you mentioned should show under the first screen you see when you first enter the Add/Remove Programs function.

Let us know and we'll go from there.
 

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Hi,
I have recently downgraded from windows 7 64 bit to vista 32 bit and i have noticed that there is still the x86 program files used to support 32 bit apps on 64 bit operating system i have tried to delete it but nothing works. I have tried creating an administrator account using this command net user /administrator active:yes and deleting it from that account but still no luck can annyone help please.
 

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I have alot of random folders in my program files86x folder. I got this laptop refurbished from Radio shack and it was a comp that was out to look at.

Im guessing that alot of random stuff has gotten on it over the years.

only have 32g lift!

anyway heres a list of things that i am wanting to delete but i wanna make sure i dont need the file && its ok!
Here we go!
*Micro= Microsoft
~AC3 Filter
~ATI Technologies
~Bonjour
~Citrix
~Corel
~File Type Assistant
~Internet Explorer (I use crome & only Crome)
~Micro Application Virtualization Client
~Micro Digital Experance
~Micro Office (dont have word,pwr point excel installed)
~micro silverlight
~Micro skydrive
~Micro SQL Server Compact Edition
~Microsoft.NET
~Fierfox
~MSBuild
~Nortan PC check up ( I use Malware anti-malwear * Iv tryed to delete this but it says its in use)
~Oracle
~Playready
~realtek
~realtek WLAN Driver
~REfrence Assemblies
~SMPlayer
~TOSHIBA
~Toshiba Online Backup
~Windows Defender
~Windows Mail
~Windows NT
~Windows Portable Devices
~Windows Sidebar
~DVD MAKER
~Ipod (Dont have one)
~Elantech


OK thats the list! Anything you know that I can delete for sure & wont affect my comp in a negitive way let me know. Also If you could give INFO on each thing so i know what it is would be great! Sorry its alot! xD

A:Need to know what I can delete from Program files.

You need to look in Control Panel/Programs and Features to see what programs are listed there as available to uninstall.

I can tell you that the following are not shown in my Windows installation, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful to you:

AC3 filter
ATI technologies
bonjour
citrix
corel
file type assistant
micro application virtualization
micro digital experance
micro skydrive
Micro SQL Server Compact Edition
~Nortan PC check up
~Oracle
~SMPlayer
~TOSHIBA
~Toshiba Online Backup
~DVD MAKER
~Ipod (Dont have one)
~Elantech

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Hello Guys and Gals - hope someone out there can help?
I have noticed that my laptop is not operating up to par over the past few months - HP Pavilion g7 4 GB Memory x64 Windows 7 - bought in Jan 2012.

Periodically things don't work right - Sep'12 on I experienced Blue screen and now when turning on I quickly hit esc and it starts up fine. Sometimes programs won't download - I have also noticed at times that my AV was 'Off' and now has expired. Decided to go back to Avast and chose the 'pay' option. I managed to download it to the desktop but it won't 'Run'. Phoned Support and spoke to 3 'helpers over this afternoon. None could help. The last gal investigated further than the 2 before her.... she went to Temp Files and told me that I had 100s more than I should and that a lot were corrupt and I need to take the PC to an 'expert' to clean - not to do myself as, If I delete these Temp files I could be deleting files that are required for running programs. She also showed me 'Start/reliability history where there are a lot of red Xs and problems. She told me I will not be able to d'load Avast or probably any other program until I get the computer cleaned. Either she was trying to steer me to Avast Tech which we discussed, and is $169 per year!!! Or she was genuine. How can I resolve this dilemma ? At the moment I have no Anti Virus - !!!!

A:Is it safe to delete Temp files with long numbers in front?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cheeki


Hello Guys and Gals - hope someone out there can help?
I have noticed that my laptop is not operating up to par over the past few months - HP Pavilion g7 4 GB Memory x64 Windows 7 - bought in Jan 2012.

Periodically things don't work right - Sep'12 on I experienced Blue screen and now when turning on I quickly hit esc and it starts up fine. Sometimes programs won't download - I have also noticed at times that my AV was 'Off' and now has expired. Decided to go back to Avast and chose the 'pay' option. I managed to download it to the desktop but it won't 'Run'. Phoned Support and spoke to 3 'helpers over this afternoon. None could help. The last gal investigated further than the 2 before her.... she went to Temp Files and told me that I had 100s more than I should and that a lot were corrupt and I need to take the PC to an 'expert' to clean - not to do myself as, If I delete these Temp files I could be deleting files that are required for running programs. She also showed me 'Start/reliability history where there are a lot of red Xs and problems. She told me I will not be able to d'load Avast or probably any other program until I get the computer cleaned. Either she was trying to steer me to Avast Tech which we discussed, and is $169 per year!!! Or she was genuine. How can I resolve this dilemma ? At the moment I have no Anti Virus - !!!!


Do not delete temporary files that are in your TEMP folder ... Read more

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Hello,
I have an external drive which I'm trying to reuse as a storage only medium. It's a usb drive on which at one point I managed to install a limited version of windows xp,to run on my first netbook (which I no longer use). I have put other stuff on the drive so I don't want to format it, but there are two files I can't get rid of.They are macromedia flash files. (ocx and exe). I tried taking ownership, running cmd adminstrator, going into safe mode with command prompt, and running admin powershell. I can see the attributes - A and R but I can't change them. I've also tried deleting them via filemenutools delete locked files, but that does not help me either. I want them gone, can anyone help me? I've read one other post where the OP had the same problem, but his problem was solved because his antivirus program eventually decided his file was a virus and got rid of it. So it is possible, but I can't find what to do. I guess it's not a big thing but it bothers me that I'm not able to remove these files no matter what I do. Help would be appreciated...

A:access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin

I would just reformat it personally. Start from a clean slate.

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i have a software called "YOUR UNINSTALLER" and i try this function called "clean temporary files" and i found this results..now is it safe to delete thos files??and is it harmful to delete? http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/angiepin_2008/c.jpghttp://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/an...in_2008/b-1.jpghttp://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/an...in_2008/a-1.jpg

A:Is it safe to delete unsual file extensions that is temporary files??

Never heard of the program/software your talking about there, i always use ccleaner, but if you want to check or clear out temp files just go to run type in %temp% and that will open all temp files and folders and it is safe to delete everything thats in there, so you could use that and compare them !

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I chose to show all the hidden files and folders on my computer, which now shows a lot of files and folders which I don&#8217;t recognize and don&#8217;t know are safe to delete or not.

Firstly, one of the folders on my desktop has a lot of files with .tmp extensions, probably remnants of Microsoft Word documents that didn&#8217;t close properly. These are safe to delete, right?

And in my C:\ drive, I&#8217;m unsure about these mystery (previously hidden) folders:
- DIVTOOLS
- MSOCache

What is DIVTOOLS and is it safe to delete? And can I delete the stuff inside MSOCache? There&#8217;s also a Notepad file named SAUDIT which seems to carry some technical info about my computer, such as brand name and model. Is that safe to delete?

In C:\APPS, I&#8217;m curious about the following visible folders (not hidden): BT, MCA, NIS and RecordNow. MCA refers to McAfee and NIS to Norton Internet Security. If I&#8217;m sure I&#8217;m never going to use these antivirus programs again, is it safe to delete their folders? I&#8217;m also unsure what BT and RecordNow are. BT&#8217;s setup.exe program is from Broadcom Corporation. Are BT and RecordNow safe to delete if I don&#8217;t use them? What is RecordNow for?

There are two blank Notepad files in my C:\Documents and Settings, named All Users and Default Users. They are each 4kb. Are they safe to delete?

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A:What to do about unknown files/folders, some hidden, some visible...safe to delete?

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Hi

I have a problem with my program files. I dont know why, but
sometime there a program that delete without notice. Once i look
in my program files, the folder seem to be erased. It really a weird problem,
but the folder was delete without notice.

I checked in "Add or Remove Program" but the item was not removed in the
list. It happen to me like 4 time and the folder delete without notice.

Please help me what happening
 

A:Program Files delete problem.

My first thought is that someone else is using your computer - is there anyone in the house that would do this?

The second thought is that you should post a hijack log (obtain the log whilst you are not on line.)
 

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Just to clear some things up, I have 3 computers, and ironically one problem for each.

On this computer, it's a little slow, but It can get the job done..
There's only one problem, I cannot delete these Folders, at all.
Because It says it's disk protected, or being used.
Here is a list, if it helps.

Program Files\Ask2Bar
Says it cannot Delete:
A2PLUGIN.DLL

Program Files\Messenger
Says it cannot Delete:
msmgs.exe

Program Files\microsoft frontpage
Says it cannot Delete:
bin

Program Files\Movie Maker
Says it cannot Delete:
Movie maker, (Also, when I delete the programs inside of it, they just comes RIGHT back :/)

Program Files\xerox
Says it cannot Delete:
nwwia
Now, there might be one more, but I don't think so. I can update it if there is, but I think I have them all.
Thanks.

EDIT: Oh, right.
Also, there is some suspicious looking folders/files in my C: ..
Heres all of the folders and files:

Folders:
7e959eeeed2098917939b3b153fa41
AOL Instant Messenger
aolextras
DELL
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A:Cannot Delete Some Folders in C:\Program Files

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Hey guys I just got my computer back from a store that upgraded my power source, video card , and processor.. The guy Put all my Files and settings FOR EVERYTHING in an Program Files x86 but I alrdy had an x86 folder and its gone anyways... And he put a new one on with just like microsoft word and stuff in it... And its all 64 bit not 32bit so thats not the problem.. How do i put my old Program files in effect with all my settings and get rid of the one I have now.. I want my old Computer back basically and system restore doesnt have a point i can go back.

A:How do I delete program files and put my old one in effect

Hi Iliketoworkout,welcome to 7F!

A standard install of Windows 7 x64 should have both an x86, and x64 Program Folder.
Commonly seen as:
Win 7 is designed to run both bit systems, with x64 going to the Folder marked Programs, and the x86 to the Folder marked x86.

I am not sure what your tech was trying to accomplish, but I would return to him, ask him what he did, and to return it to its previous state.

In some cases of repair a tech may have to use a test Operating System.
S/he may have just forgotten to to revert back to a standard OS.

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Hello,

I am using Windows XP Service Pack 2.

I recently uninstalled Verizon Internet Service program because I switched to Comcast. However, I noticed that there are a lot of verizon files still on my hard drive. After doing a file search 85 files were revealed that are still on the system. When I try to delete I get this error code:
Cannot delete file. Cannot read from the source file or disk.

How do I permanently delete these files?
 

A:Cannot Delete Program Files from Hardrive

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Hey guys hows it going, first time posting here.

A couple of days ago my computer contracted some sort of malware/virus, and I did a full PC-recovery and backed up all my files. When the computer was functional again I did full system scams with ZoneAlarm, Norton, and AVG Spyware (all updated). A couple of viruses and malwares were found. but nothing too serious. Things were running alright until I tried to run my Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne (installed before PC-Recovery).

First Time I ran Warcraft 3: Things were a bit slow.

Second Time: Warcraft 3 detected a sound bug, was able to run but did not provide any audio.

Third Time: The game ran (with audio this time), but when I quit the Warcraft 3 application I was not able to open any other applications (Command Prompt, Task Manager, Firefox etc). When I tried to they all gave me a "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0150002)" error. However I was able to run My Computer. I restarted the computer and everything went back to normal, but to be safe I followed a procedure I found on the internet regarding the 0xc0150002 error and enabled access to all users through command prompt.

I decided to uninstall Warcraft 3, it was uninstalled successfully. However the Warcraft 3 folder with a few downloaded maps/saved games still resides in My Program Files. I tried to delete the main folder, and even tried to delete individual folders/files. But they just wouldn't go away, no error messages came up or an... Read more

A:Cannot Delete Folder in Program Files

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