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Is It Safe To Delete This Folder?(advice Needed)


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 09:54 AM

A few months back I was following a tutorial here and one of the steps was to do an online scan with Housecall 6.6. It never found anything and as it wasn't added to my programs I never gave it another thought. Today however I was importing some tactics into my Football Game and had to navigate to the correct folder. While doing this I noticed a folder called Housecall 6.6 in my documents.

When I had finished and exited my game I decided to look at this Housecall 6.6 as I could not remember having seen it before. I opened my Computer- my documents but it wasn't there. However when I opened Drive "C"- documents and settings - my settings there it was. I have only used this program the one time as an online scan and have never used it again.

My question is this; Is it safe to delete this folder or should I just leave it?.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:00 AM

It's ok to delete. Many folders are left after uninstalling programs. The uninstall does not do a complete job sometimes.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:12 AM

The folder is probably some kind of repository for the scan data itself (take a look at the size of the folder---it is probably quite small). You can safely delete the folder, since the application is not itself installed on the computer. If you use the on-line scan again, it will recreate the folder if needed.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:28 AM

Thanks guys. I thought so as well but just wanted a confirmation. Thanks again.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 10:40 AM

When you run the online scan it is normal for a folder to be created in:
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\.Housecall6.6

The Housecall log is saved to that folder and if any malware is found, a quarantine subfolder is also created.
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