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214hay

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    strange folders
    « on: March 20, 2009, 06:04:21 AM »
    running windows XP SP3.
    I recently received a pop up warning that I was about to download some malicious material. Unable to get out of it I switched the computer off.
    I have now noticed some strange folders when I go to, My computer- C-Windows, There are 5 folders marked in blue (spuninst)  $NTUninstallKB956083$ with the last three digits different in each folder. Could this have anything to do with the recent warning? are they necessary or can I delete them?
    They may have always been there but I have only just noticed them. am I being over cautious. How can I find out if they are necessary.
    Thank you in anticipation.

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    Re: strange folders
    « Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 06:06:29 AM »
    Hi there, this gonna be much faster if you do as the link says..

    http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html

    214hay

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      Re: strange folders
      « Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009, 06:43:12 AM »
      Thank you K9 I will do it when I have got a spare half hour.  Did not realise I may be in so much trouble. Thank you.

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      Re: strange folders
      « Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 10:11:29 AM »
      those folders have nothing to do with malware and contain uninstall information for service packs and fixes installed on your PC.

      However visiting the malware section can't hurt  :)
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.