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#1 Richard1283

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:25 PM

In my Programs folder in Win7 64 there is a program called "My Programs". I can't find any information on what this is. It only has two files in it - "unins000.exe" and "unins000.dat".

Anyone know what this is and should I run the uninstall and delete the file? I don't know if it's some kind of virus or what?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:35 PM

"unins000.exe" "and unins000.dat" is what windows would use to unistall that particular program...what that program is, well it's anybody's guess.

If you have no problems running all of your windows apps, and surfing the internet is trouble free odds are you're not infected. If you're uncertain you can allways try scanning with Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/
or try the free trial version of Kaspersky 2010 antivirus (I would do both).

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:20 PM

It could just be a dwarf uninstall file that was left behind by a program that was recently removed from your computer.

Not all programs do a good job of cleaning house before they leave the hard drive.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for the info. Computer runs fine. Would it be safe to move the file somewher else and then if I don't have problems delete and if I do, move it back?
I'm kind of a neat-freek and just don't like stuff laying around. The only strange thing about my computer is part of the operating system is on my C drive and the rest is on a completly seperate drive (P). I have to set my BIOS to boot from P.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:38 PM

Thanks for the info. Computer runs fine. Would it be safe to move the file somewher else and then if I don't have problems delete and if I do, move it back?
I'm kind of a neat-freek and just don't like stuff laying around. The only strange thing about my computer is part of the operating system is on my C drive and the rest is on a completly seperate drive (P). I have to set my BIOS to boot from P.

Yes you can do that, but I personally do believe it will be safe to delete those files in a few days.
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