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Do these happen to be viruses?

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#1 Azimuth2


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Finally decided to try and clean up the pc. I found these in my system32. They had the hidden attribute, and the names and descriptions are very odd. Are these signs of the viruses. Also, it says these are the last modified, and very recently. (The top files btw)

Thanks for any help! :thumbup2:

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Edited by Andrew, 14 December 2012 - 08:19 PM.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

These files are part of Windows Genuine Advantage (the part of Windows that makes sure you paid for Windows) for versions of Windows that come with a computer (an OEM version). They're encrypted and can't be deleted, but are not malicious.

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