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Can I delete this file?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:46 PM

Hello everyone.

A folder and file taht I didn't make had appeared in my D drive. It isn't malware, because a scan by MBAM says it's clean, but it seems to be a Windows update. The file is the Malicious Software Removal Tool you get from Windows Automatic Updates.

Is it safe to delete the file or should I just make it hidden?

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:16 PM

Yes you can delete it. But it won't cause any harm and doesn't take up much space.
Here's a link to a description of the MSRT: http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:11 PM

OK, I'll delete the file.

Well, there's another MSRT in my C Drive. So I'll use that instead.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:57 PM

Actually, it'll be included in Windows Update when they release the next version (which happens every couple of months, as I recall).
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:06 PM

Thank you usasma for your help! :thumbsup:




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