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Windows 7: Goopdate files in Appdata, what are they? Mal or Spyware?

28 Dec 2016   #1
birthdaysuit

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Goopdate files in Appdata, what are they? Mal or Spyware?

Not sure if this is deemed malware or spyware of if it is legitimate and needed for windows to function. I heard two sides of the story and not really sure what these files do. I believe some are google chrome related, which I deleted and do not use.

Location: C:\Users\AppData\local\Temp amd in the folder named - {5E226664-0C8B-449A-BB47-7DA77B39CCBA}.

The files are named GoogleCrashHandler.exe, goopdate.dll, goopdateres_cs.dll, psmaschine.dll as well as dozens of gooddateres_ files with different letterings at the end.




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28 Dec 2016   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum they will all be google files best way to get rid of them is to use UnCleaner - Josh Cell Softwares it will clear loads of rubbish as well as temp files
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28 Dec 2016   #3
birthdaysuit

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Welcome to the forum they will all be google files best way to get rid of them is to use UnCleaner - Josh Cell Softwares it will clear loads of rubbish as well as temp files
That website comes with a 404 after I click download. I already have Ccleaner.

People are telling me that these files are needed for windows to work, is this true??
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28 Dec 2016   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by birthdaysuit View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Welcome to the forum they will all be google files best way to get rid of them is to use UnCleaner - Josh Cell Softwares it will clear loads of rubbish as well as temp files
That website comes with a 404 after I click download. I already have Ccleaner.

People are telling me that these files are needed for windows to work, is this true??
NO it is not true. There in a temp folder and can be deleted. This is from your post with one correction by me. So go ahead and blow it away.

"Location: C:\Users\User Name "I added this"\AppData\local\Temp amd in the folder named - {5E226664-0C8B-449A-BB47-7DA77B39CCBA}"
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28 Dec 2016   #5
birthdaysuit

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

So basically anything in the Temp folder is fine to delete? By that I mean deleting something on accident in this folder won't cause any harm to the way windows runs.
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29 Dec 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use Ccleaner to clean out things.
I use it at it's default setting.
One of those settings is

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The reason for this is your system might be using some of those temps, so waiting will to remove a few "temps" for a day is better in my opinion.
Ccleaner will remove the "temps" not in use anytime your run it other than the new ones.

CCleaner - Free Download or try CCleaner Professional - Piriform

Jack


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