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Windows 7: To DELETE or NOT??? That is the ?


09 May 2010   #1

W'7 Home Premium
 
 
To DELETE or NOT??? That is the ?

I was using this Cleanup tool and it found over 3GB of material alone in C:ProgramData\avg9\....................[dumps] . I am not using AVG Antivirus anymore, I am using Avira. It said it is SAFE to remove all of these DUMPS.....BUT is it??? I cannot find in my Programs - any evidence of AVG being on my OS. I searched "avg9" and it came back as a CTF type folder, whatever that is.
It was taking quite a while for all of these dimps to be removed so I chickened out and stopped it and restored them util I hopefully can find out more about what they are and if this is truly SAFE?

TKS michael







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09 May 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You apparently did not uninstall AVG correctly. Those are some AVG reminents and there are probably more. Use this AVG Removal tool to finish the job.
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09 May 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Geez, another reason AVG is garbage.

Do what WHS suggested first, then yes, delete the AVG garbage.
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09 May 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Geez, another reason AVG is garbage.

Do what WHS suggested first, then yes, delete the AVG garbage.
That is not specific to AVG. For most AV programs you need a specialized uninstaller. A while ago I had posted all the uninstallers that Fred Vries had compiled: AV Uninstallers
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09 May 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Not so much referring to the uninstall as much as 3G of Dump Files.
Unless this is a quarantine, that's a little crazy.
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10 May 2010   #6

W'7 Home Premium
 
 

WHS: THANKS for quick TIP - I used it BUT found all of those dumps were still left on my system. BUT after
posting here it appears that it is SAFE to let my Cleanup Program DELETE them ALL......

TKS michael
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10 May 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you are right. Those files are safe to delete.
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