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Hello everyone,

This is probably a basic question but what are the 4 cab files disguised as rar? they are heavy [bleep] it!

By the way, i'm running XP pro., this is an admin. account.
I'm almost sure that when i created another admin. account, it also had a few heavy cab files.

Any explanation?

Thanks,

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1. your default zip filer appears to be Win-RAR
2. have you done any backups of system files lately, these might be them
3. open one up and see what's in it...they are too large to have been unwittingly downloaded, I would say...just tap on it with the right mouse button and open to a suggested folder, then look at the contents...
4. respond accordingly
5. nothing should happen if you prescanned it with your anti-viuus/anti-malware prog, then open it with Win-RAR...
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Some manufacturers, such as Compaq, put the installation files into larger cab files with that naming system. You can view them with winrar or the cabinet extraction tool without extracting them to see what they contain. I'm mystified by the autorun.inf file though.
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Open up the autorun.inf file with notepad and see what it says there. Sometimes it can indicate where to look for the files it is supposed to start up.

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Hi,

Can't open them, says the archive is unknown format or damaged. Not winrar file, i guess, only got the icon.

this is the content of the autorun file :whistling:

[autorun]
open=OblivionLauncher.exe
icon=Oblivion.ico

self explanatory?

Would love to delete the data.cab files, don't dare just yet.

thanks again,

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Did you install a game called Elder Scrolls IV? I think these files are from that install.

http://www.elderscro...m/home/home.htm

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Did you install a game called Elder Scrolls IV? I think these files are from that install.

http://www.elderscro...m/home/home.htm

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yes the autorun.ini is from Oblivion, but are you suggesting the fake rars are Oblivion files too, how can i be sure?

Edited by zurzu, 28 December 2006 - 10:43 AM.

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One thing you can do is move the cab files to your recycle bin and see if you have any problems afterwards. Make sure you do not have your recycle bin set to auto delete when you shut down your computer. If you do have a problem with the game when the cab files are moved it will tell you that the game needs the files to run.

You can download the trial version of Alpha Zip to see if it will open the cab files to where you can see the files in it.

http://www.tech-pro.net/alphazip.html

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