I'm running XP SP3 on all my pcs.
I've just had a trojan problem to fix and whilst working the the steps given to me I sent several hours wating for various scans to finish.
It reminded me that when I have been looking to free disk space my calculations never add up as there seems to be many megabytes, probably gigabytes of disk space hidden with files that I have no knowledge of.
I often see (as they whizz by) references tons of folders under windows and system32 folders starting with $ signs and having uninstall or IE5 or what look like old windows patch references.
I recently removed AVG9 from a laptop to install Mcafee but under All Users Application Data there are still folder references.
What happens to all the old Windows update patches once they are installed can they be deleted?
Is there sofwtare that does delete these types of files.
I have access to 3 PCs and none of them do a full scan in less than 2 hours.
Thanks In advance
Edited by ps37458, 11 June 2010 - 04:05 PM.