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Windows 7: What are these?

04 Nov 2009   #1
Static

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 
What are these?

This just started turning up very recently. I am doing a fresh re-install very soon as my Windows 7 pro gets here in the mail tomorrow.

But I am curious. What are these random strings of garbage? The file folders contain usually 2 .VDM files named equally as random. They do almost look like CD keys tho. What does the lock on the icon mean as well?

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It's most likely a program? or is this from Win7 itself? I've deleted 2 or 3 before but now they are multiplying. I've ran MSE and Malwarebytes a few times and they say nothing out of place at the moment.




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04 Nov 2009   #2
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I think they might have something to do with the windows updates. They create temp style folders before they install themselfs if you reboot the machine do they go away??
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04 Nov 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

VDM file information -=> Here
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04 Nov 2009   #4
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Those are tempt files from Windows Update.

After you updated your system and restarted your comp.you should check your
drive with the most free space and if you do find them they are safe to delete.
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04 Nov 2009   #5
Static

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

Maybe it's just my own lack of knowledge or what not, but I can't see or learn anything from your link Tews.

And I restarted, Checked for updates, installed updates and done everything i can think of including optional ones.

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Yet still those 4 folders remain. Does that mean I can delete them now? Should I? Is there a way to find out to which programs/updates they belong to?


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04 Nov 2009   #6
Static

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Those are tempt files from Windows Update.

After you updated your system and restarted your comp.you should check your
drive with the most free space and if you do find them they are safe to delete.

What does this mean? I only have one C: Drive and only one partition on my single Harddrive.
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04 Nov 2009   #7
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can delete them once you have restarted the machine if windows is using them then it will not allow the delete
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04 Nov 2009   #8
Static

Windows 7 RC - 7100 64bit
 
 

To follow up. I did everything twice over once again. Updated everything I knew. Restarted. Then this time I ran CCleaner, System Defrag, and Disc Cleanup. None got rid of the files.

So I just deleted them. And they deleted fine. I'll restart later and see if they return.
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04 Nov 2009   #9
Kosmo

7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

It is like MS Office 2003, it creates a MSOCache folder on your partition so you dont have to get your cd's out to reinstall/uninstall features when you need to. Like previously stated you can delete them once your computer has updated your pc and rebooted.
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04 Nov 2009   #10
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

By the way, if it comes down to it, you can delete that Nvidia folder, its just the video driver installer, can free up a bit of space if needed, but if you format on a regular basis, might be a good idea to grab a copy before you delete.
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