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Scanning of Windows/Winsxs Directory


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#1 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 09:24 PM

Hi All :thumbsup:

Just wondering what this gawd awful Windows/winsxs directory is in Vista. It's HUGE! :trumpet:

When I run scans with my anti-virus or others like SUPERAntispyware or Malwarebytes, this directory alone can take as long as 30 minutes or more to scan. :inlove:

I'm wondering if it's safe to exclude hte winsxs folder from scanning altogether? In other words, is it common for viruses or nasties to make it's home in this directory or not?

Thanks for your thoughts. :flowers:

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:07 AM

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