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kateofdorset

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System clean and running as sweet as a nut since removing Norton, but I'm still using Explore to check anything that looks odd. In my Downloaded Programme files, I found this: {31564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}, Version 0,0,0,1 It's 32KB and has no known status, creation date or access information. Properties just tells me it's an ActiveX Control that is dependent on a WMVAX.INF* file. I don't like it ~ can I make it go away?

Also when running a Microsoft update (see ~ I read all your instructions!), it's offering me a DirectX.90: End-User Runtime. I am now deeply suspicious of anything with an 'X' in it ~ do I need this for Windows 98 Ed. 2/ What does it do?

Any advice appreciated.
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Michelle

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Hi kateofdorset!
Well, typically, WMVAX.inf is a file for Windows Media Player - the number you found is the GUID value (Greek to you, I know ;)). There are a lot of numbers when dealing with computers, nothing to be afraid of :thumbsup:. There are also good ActiveX controls and there are bad ones, there is no reason to be leery of everything with an X in it now! Do you think that you will download a virus from Microsoft? :tazz: The DirectX 9.0 c End-User Run Time is an update to your current version of DirectX (which is "the core Windows® technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC."). To tell you anything else, we would need to see your HiJack This log to make sure everything is legit.

Here are the instructions for posting a HiJack This log:
Hijack This. Follow the instructions in step five of this guide, and post your log here.
Most of what Hijack This lists lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet!

Michelle
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