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Windows 7: What is GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT?


02 Aug 2010   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john13134 View Post
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I deleted it completely Dx
If you have a printer......reinstall the drivers and stuff for it, then check to see if the file was recreated.
ok sure and thanks 4 your help MWRed!
much appreciated!
Thanks.
I hope one way or another, it works out for you.


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02 Aug 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

it might be a zeus config file, im not sure tho

and i dont know what it does
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03 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

It gets recreated, it is merely a cache for faster access to the font information installed on your system.
You delete it Windows will merely remake it.
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03 Aug 2010   #14

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
im no expert but a quick google gives me this link GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT - Google Search

i clicked the first two links gdipfontcachev1.dat :: gdipfontcachev1.dat Removal Instructions and What is GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT? And how do I get rid of it? - Yahoo! Answers reveals that they may be spyware. i personally use superantispyware but lately i added malwarebytes to buff my security. it may be good to remove it immediately using these two softwares but you could also wait for more experienced users here.
lol, you have to tread carefully when you google file names, i find about 80% of google hits will tell you its malware when in fact it is a legitimate file.

The confusion comes from some malware will masquerade as these legitimate file (the trick is in where the file is located as to whether it is legitimate or not)

This forum is always a good place to ask if you are unsure.

The mentioned files should be in file C:/Users/Username/AppData/Local/
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03 Aug 2010   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
im no expert but a quick google gives me this link GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT - Google Search

i clicked the first two links gdipfontcachev1.dat :: gdipfontcachev1.dat Removal Instructions and What is GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT? And how do I get rid of it? - Yahoo! Answers reveals that they may be spyware. i personally use superantispyware but lately i added malwarebytes to buff my security. it may be good to remove it immediately using these two softwares but you could also wait for more experienced users here.
lol, you have to tread carefully when you google file names, i find about 80% of google hits will tell you its malware when in fact it is a legitimate file.

The confusion comes from some malware will masquerade as these legitimate file (the trick is in where the file is located as to whether it is legitimate or not)

This forum is always a good place to ask if you are unsure.

The mentioned files should be in file C:/Users/Username/AppData/Local/
Yea your right glad i came here first!
Thanks! am happy i can count on the experts!
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03 Aug 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
im no expert but a quick google gives me this link GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT - Google Search

i clicked the first two links gdipfontcachev1.dat :: gdipfontcachev1.dat Removal Instructions and What is GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT? And how do I get rid of it? - Yahoo! Answers reveals that they may be spyware. i personally use superantispyware but lately i added malwarebytes to buff my security. it may be good to remove it immediately using these two softwares but you could also wait for more experienced users here.
lol, you have to tread carefully when you google file names, i find about 80% of google hits will tell you its malware when in fact it is a legitimate file.

The confusion comes from some malware will masquerade as these legitimate file (the trick is in where the file is located as to whether it is legitimate or not)

This forum is always a good place to ask if you are unsure.

The mentioned files should be in file C:/Users/Username/AppData/Local/
Exactly. You can lookup explorer.exe and for sure find the same thing.
One thing people have to learn though is, just because something has an unusual file name or something, it doesn't automatically mean it's a virus.
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03 Aug 2010   #17

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaypels View Post
im no expert but a quick google gives me this link GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT - Google Search

i clicked the first two links gdipfontcachev1.dat :: gdipfontcachev1.dat Removal Instructions and What is GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT? And how do I get rid of it? - Yahoo! Answers reveals that they may be spyware. i personally use superantispyware but lately i added malwarebytes to buff my security. it may be good to remove it immediately using these two softwares but you could also wait for more experienced users here.
lol, you have to tread carefully when you google file names, i find about 80% of google hits will tell you its malware when in fact it is a legitimate file.

The confusion comes from some malware will masquerade as these legitimate file (the trick is in where the file is located as to whether it is legitimate or not)

This forum is always a good place to ask if you are unsure.

The mentioned files should be in file C:/Users/Username/AppData/Local/
Exactly. You can lookup explorer.exe and for sure find the same thing.
One thing people have to learn though is, just because something has an unusual file name or something, it doesn't automatically mean it's a virus.

unless its exe.exe
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03 Aug 2010   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freaky88 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post

lol, you have to tread carefully when you google file names, i find about 80% of google hits will tell you its malware when in fact it is a legitimate file.

The confusion comes from some malware will masquerade as these legitimate file (the trick is in where the file is located as to whether it is legitimate or not)

This forum is always a good place to ask if you are unsure.

The mentioned files should be in file C:/Users/Username/AppData/Local/
Exactly. You can lookup explorer.exe and for sure find the same thing.
One thing people have to learn though is, just because something has an unusual file name or something, it doesn't automatically mean it's a virus.

unless its exe.exe
That's true
The point being is that you could look up ANY file you want, and somewhere you will read that it is/could be a virus........then they proceed to get you to go to so and so site, download more junk that you don't need.
The same thing happened a while back. A bunch of people were worried about a "suspicious" file that appeared on their C drive, and it was also right after a Windows Update. It had one of them names like adfgijdf8gsd8fdg8s90fg0.dat or something...........
What it ended up being was a file that was being used by the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.....it disappears after that tool runs itself.

The file that this thread was started for, I looked up, and sure enough, there were some links saying it was a virus, or it was dangerous. All of the other topics on it had to do with font data storage/usage(and if you look at the name, gdi=Graphics Device Interface.....and the word "font" and "cache" right in the middle of it). I was curious so I went looking in my folder for it and there it was.

I always try to stress to not just go and delete files just because you assume they could be a virus....you may do more damage than you think. So many paranoid people these days. It's good to be cautious, but not overly cautious.
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04 Aug 2010   #19

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freaky88 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post

Exactly. You can lookup explorer.exe and for sure find the same thing.
One thing people have to learn though is, just because something has an unusual file name or something, it doesn't automatically mean it's a virus.

unless its exe.exe
That's true
The point being is that you could look up ANY file you want, and somewhere you will read that it is/could be a virus........then they proceed to get you to go to so and so site, download more junk that you don't need.
The same thing happened a while back. A bunch of people were worried about a "suspicious" file that appeared on their C drive, and it was also right after a Windows Update. It had one of them names like adfgijdf8gsd8fdg8s90fg0.dat or something...........
What it ended up being was a file that was being used by the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.....it disappears after that tool runs itself.

The file that this thread was started for, I looked up, and sure enough, there were some links saying it was a virus, or it was dangerous. All of the other topics on it had to do with font data storage/usage(and if you look at the name, gdi=Graphics Device Interface.....and the word "font" and "cache" right in the middle of it). I was curious so I went looking in my folder for it and there it was.

I always try to stress to not just go and delete files just because you assume they could be a virus....you may do more damage than you think. So many paranoid people these days. It's good to be cautious, but not overly cautious.
uhg, people..... they delete files then they dont know why there system crashes
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