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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:04 PM

This file is on my C drive and I cant delete it.

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Reply This file is on my C drive and I cant delete it. (Original post)
rhett o rick Oct 2012 OP
drm604 Oct 2012 #1
RC Oct 2012 #2
sir pball Oct 2012 #3
hobbit709 Oct 2012 #4
rhett o rick Oct 2012 #6
Soylent Brice Oct 2012 #5
lastlib Oct 2012 #7
blogslut Oct 2012 #8
rhett o rick Oct 2012 #9

Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:34 PM

1. What folder is it in?

Is it a folder itself? The name looks like some kind of temporary file. Why do you want to delete it?

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:33 PM

2. Where is it?

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:15 AM

3. Assuming you have antimalware software

And it's not picking anything up, don't worry about it. Strange files sometimes pop up; if you want to really freak out, turn Show Hidden Files on

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:18 AM

4. Most likely something Windows created.

either due to an update or something that was installed.

If you really, really want to get rid of it, boot from a Linux Live disk and delete it and hope it wasn't anything critical.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:14 AM

6. Thanks. My laptop has been acting funny and wondering if it is hijacked or hacked.

I am not computer savvy. I have run Norton 360.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:51 AM

5. do not delete

Hobbit is right, Windows file. Do not delete this.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:15 PM

7. does it have an extension? ie .exe

(you may have to turn on Show Extensions.) Is it in the root directory, or a subdirectory? Also, does it show in your Task Manager processes?

I would suggest you search your registry for the filename as well. Finding it there could indicate a hijacker virus, depending on where you find it. (Even the best antivirus software can sometimes miss well-disguised malware.)

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:32 PM

8. I would leave it alone

It looks like it might be an MD5SUM number or the Product Key number for your version of Windows.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 09:54 AM

9. Ok thanks. I will leave it. nm

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