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Weird Files On My C:// Drive


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IaBi

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Heyah,

I have some really weird files on my c:// drive and i dont know how they got there. Their a slight distraction and i was just wondering if there anything i should worry about and if it would be safe to delete them.
I have attached a few pictures of what it all looks like and the files that are half transparent are the weird ones.

Thanks
IaBi

Edited by IaBi, 01 March 2009 - 09:57 AM.

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Here are the pictures

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those $ntuninstallKxxxxx$...are for all the windows updates/patches you have applied...they are safe to remove BUT if you do you will not be able to uninstall the update later if you want/need to...
same for the K8xxxxxxx.log files too
if your not short on hard drive space I recommend you leave them alone

Edited by happyrock, 01 March 2009 - 10:14 AM.

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what are those files in the c:// drive folder
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More Windows, Msn Messenger, AVG related files. Don't touch them
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Ok, Thanks but just out of curiosity how did they get there because, ive had this computer for 5 years and just in the last 3 months when one of the staff members helped me get rid of a virus they appeared. Just a bit curious as to how they appeared.
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they may have been hidden files/folders before....
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so how do i hide all the files like that
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Now we need to reconfigure Windows XP to hide hidden files:
Double-click the My Computer icon on the Windows desktop.
Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. Select the View Tab.

Under the Hidden files and folders heading un-select "Show hidden files and folders".
Check the "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)" option.
Check the "Hide file extensions for known file types" option.
Click Yes to confirm. Click OK.
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BRILLIANT thanks alot
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