Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:28 PM
My PC is an AMD Athlon XP2400+ with 1GB of RAM.
OS is SP2 with all available updates.
Windows Firewall, Avira Antivirus v9 and Spyware Blaster as real time protection.
Superantispyware, Malwarebytes A-Squared as on demand scanners.
Auto-Runs and Hi-Jack This installed.
All programs up to date and used regularly.
I am as sure as can be that my PC is clean and all my scans tell me this as well. My PC is working fine but I have a question and hope that someone here can answer it.
I have noticed the last twice while doing a scan using SAS that the C:\WINDOWS\SDold\Downloads folder takes ages to scan and so decided to investigate why. I clicked on WINDOWS and while hovering over the SDold floder noticed that it was 1.11GB big. I opened the folder and there were several sub folders inside but the one called Downloads held 1.1GB alone the others held from several KB to 1-2MB. Maybe this is normal but I would just like to check with someone knowledgeable on it.
A few weeks back after reformatting my PC and reinstalling my Programs etc I installed IE8 but could not get Windows Update to work. I did a search on Google on my problem and found it was a known problem and pointed me to a fix with a Microsoft article on it where although I can't remember the whole thing I had to rename the Software Distribution folder in WINDOWS to SDold. After following the instructions I had to reboot my PC for the changes to take effect and it worked. I could now access Microsoft Update problem free. The article said that on reboot the Software Distribution folder would be replaced from a back up which would solve the update problem. It never said to delete the old SD folder so i just left it. Which is why I am surprised that it now has 1.1GB of files in it. Can anyone offer some light on this situation?.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.