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TrendMicro Full scan sticks on C:\Windows:nlsPreferences

Alternate Data Streams

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My version of Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 'sticks' at 24% when it encounters C:\Windows:nlsPreferences

 

After a bit of research - including the OTL.exe - it seems I have 2 files on my C: drive with alternate data streams.

 

C:\ProgramData\TEMP

 

and

 

C:\Windows

 

 

now I can delete the former ( and have done ) bit I'm sure I do NOT want to delete the latter.

 

So, why does C:\Windows have an alternate data stream of nlsPreferences, where is nlsPreferences to be found ( I cannot seem to locate it anywhere ) and how did C:\Windows obtain this attribute?


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Also, what would

 

 

@Alternate Data Stream - 128 bytes -> C:\Windows:nlsPreferences

 

do if placed in the Custome Sacns/Fixes section of OTL ?


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