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Windows 7: Club SanDisk Application

05 Feb 2013   #1
techhead287

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Club SanDisk Application

Hello Seven Forums users,

I recently bought an 8GB SanDisk Cruzer Switch USB Drive and when I put it in the computer, it was filled with a load of junk. This is a CMD directory listing to give you an idea:

E:\>dir/w
Volume in drive E is Removable Disk

Volume Serial Number is 4889-9983
Directory of E:\
[SanDiskSecureAccess] RunClubSanDisk.exe
RunSanDiskSecureAccess_Win.exe [club_application]
[My Vaults]
2 File(s) 27,421,824 bytes
3 Dir(s) 7,935,229,952 bytes free

E:\>

I want to delete these files:

autorun.inf
RunSanDiskSecureAccess_Win.exe

and this folder:

club_application

but I'm worried that if I delete these files I will wreck the USB...
Will I?

Thanks,
techhead287


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05 Feb 2013   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can just click on Computer in Start Menu.
Right click the USB drive and choose the format option. It should be perfectly fine I format my USB drives all the time.
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05 Feb 2013   #3
techhead287

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay thanks.

That is a good way but I still want to use SanDisk Secure Access.

I would like to know if it is okay to simply delete the files and folders that correspond to Club SanDisk.

Thanks,
techhead287
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05 Feb 2013   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Yes you can. You can also move them to another folder on your hard disk if you are not sure you might use them later.

These are simply performance enhancing programs and utilities. Many of these things are not necessary on a system as robust as Windows 7. I never install them.
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05 Feb 2013   #5
techhead287

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Okay, thanks.

I deleted them and everything is fine.
I always wanted to delete all that junk.

techhead287
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05 Feb 2013   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

They seem to be doing this sort of thing more than ever these days, and both external HDDs and USB sticks are affected (or, to put it more succinctly, infected). The first thing I do is to reformat, which in most cases removes all the junk and leaves me with a clean drive, which is what I wanted in the first place.
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05 Feb 2013   #7
techhead287

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yeah.

I used to be buying USB's with nothing on them (and I was lucky to spend 100 bucks on a blank 1TB HDD a few days ago) but now every USB I buy is filled with bloatware.

SanDisk didn't even say on their box that the USB was filled with 100MB of bloatware!

And, to make matters worse, this is what I saw in an autorun.inf file on the USB:

Code:
[autorun]
icon=RunClubSanDisk.exe
action=Get special offers from Club SanDisk
open=RunClubSanDisk.exe
From that autorun.inf file I learnt why SanDisk USB's have a horrible icon in My Computer.

techhead287
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