I was asked to look at a PC today which has been having problems running a virus scanner (Avira). It's a Windows 10 PC which was upgraded from Windows 7 about a month ago. Specifically, the AV scan would freeze and fail each time on a mystery folder on the c drive called "Mount". It was about 1.5gb in size, and contained partial copies of the Windows, Program Files, Program Files (x86), and Program Data folders. The owner of the Mount folder was TrustedInstaller, and the last modified date on the folder was early July this year.
Like I said, I've already deleted it, after taking ownership of the folder and resetting the folder permissions, and it doesn't appear to have caused any issues so far. It seems to have fixed the problem with the AV scan. What I was wondering is why was the folder there? I've never seen it before, and have I done something I shouldn't have by deleting it! EDIT Before I deleted it I did some simple internet research which led me to believe it was something leftover from Windows installer, and didn't need to be there.
Edited by jonuk76, 21 September 2015 - 10:40 AM.