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Windows 7: ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?

06 Mar 2015   #1
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?

ProgramData Microsoft Crypto - safe to delete files?
ProgramData Microsoft Crypto ... RSA, Machine Keys, 2GB of files, can some of those files be safely deleted?
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06 Mar 2015   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If this is what you're concerned about:

Microsoft Windows vulnerable to 'FREAK' encryption flaw too

Use this:

https://freakattack.com/clienttest.html

Other than that - why do you want to delete them?
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06 Mar 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No real reason, thought those were expendable. Another source said they are necessary, so I will probably leave well enough alone, unless, new information comes in.
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06 Mar 2015   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Further thoughts: I don't know enough about it to work out if it can be deleted. From what I can find out it does need to be present with the correct folder permissions even if the contents are cleaned up.

All the advice I see states to leave it alone unless it's growing in size with a huge number of entries being added on a regular basis.
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07 Mar 2015   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Callendar, several sources say leave it be, unless, as you posted, it becomes a problem.
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