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Windows 7: Desktop Icons

14 Sep 2011   #1
veegee

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
Desktop Icons

Advice please, on a couple of icons on my desktop.

Microsoft Safety Scanner (MSS) which I periodically use, but I also have Microsoft Emergency Response Tool (MSERT).
At some time I must have downloaded MSERT mistaking it for the MSS scanner. What is that MSERT scanner and when if ever would I use it? If I had inadvertantly scanned with it instead of using the MSS scanner, could that be detrimental to the system?
I just tumbled to the fact that there two MS scanners on the desktop.

Also, cwshredder icon - rarely use it because everytime I click on 'check for updates', it tells me that it is unable to check for updates.

These are all on-demand scanners aren't they, and can be right clicked and deleted?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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14 Sep 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

veegee,
When you delete an icon on your desktop, you are only deleting the shortcut and not the program itself.

You can delete all of those icons.

If you want to delete the programs, then that is your call.

You can:
Control Panel | Programs and Features | right-click on the program and choose Uninstall
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