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TheScullster

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Since: Jul 22, 2005
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(Msg. 1) Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:26 am
Post subject: McAfee Folders - Can These be Deleted Safely
Archived from groups: alt>comp>anti-virus (more info?)

Hi all

I have a WinNT workstation that only has a 2Gb c: partition.
Problem is keeping sufficient space clear for smooth operation.
In the WinNT40 folder there are numerous sub-folders (maybe they were still
directories in those days) that are named with a four or five letter/number
mix. In each of these folders there are three or four files, some or all
of: clean.dat, scan.dat, names.dat and a nnnnn.upd file.
These are presumably records of updates for the a-virus software - can they
be deleted safely?

TIA

Phil

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David H. Lipman

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(Msg. 2) Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:20 am
Post subject: Re: McAfee Folders - Can These be Deleted Safely [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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From: "TheScullster"

| Hi all

| I have a WinNT workstation that only has a 2Gb c: partition.
| Problem is keeping sufficient space clear for smooth operation.
| In the WinNT40 folder there are numerous sub-folders (maybe they were still
| directories in those days) that are named with a four or five letter/number
| mix. In each of these folders there are three or four files, some or all
of:: clean.dat, scan.dat, names.dat and a nnnnn.upd file.
| These are presumably records of updates for the a-virus software - can they
| be deleted safely?

| TIA

| Phil


Yes if the files are dated to be more than a couple of days.

*.DAT are signiture filed.
*.UPD are incremental updates.

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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
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