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When was the Spyware Installed?

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#1 antartican


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Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:41 PM

If I've got a program in my add/remove programs list that I know is bad, how can I tell precisely when it was installed??

If I knew that, I could begin to track down the source of the spyware.

(And, more generally, even if it isn't in the add/remove list??)

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 07:47 PM

Find the folder for the program in Program Files, right click the folder and choose properties. You should be able to see the date the folder was created. HTH
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Posted 30 December 2004 - 08:07 PM

Great Tip, Bear. As the say in baseball... Good Eye.
Good Question, too antartican!

In "My Computer" click your "Hard Drive Disk Vol (C:\)" and
if the files on that drive aren't showing, choose to "show files".
Once thats done, the three folders Windows creates when first loaded
are there. (any created & put there by other programs since you began, too)
  • Documents and Settings
  • Program Files
Thought I'd mention that, for anyone not familiar with winXP in particular,
and that you can view those folders & contents
all you want. I won't hurt at all. :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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