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catroot 2 folder

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by chaltun, Feb 22, 2003.

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  1. chaltun

    chaltun Thread Starter

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    Gentlemen:
    I need your help!
    I have 2 catroot folders in my windows/system directory. One is catroot, the other is catroot 2. I understand (I hope!) that it is safe to delete the catroot 2 folder. Can anyone advise me on this? Many Thanks.
    Norm
     
  2. kramnnim

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    Are there any files in the catroot 2 folder?
     
  3. chaltun

    chaltun Thread Starter

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    around 23 MB worth!
     
  4. kramnnim

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    Strange, I never noticed those folders, I have both of them, too. Better not delete anything...
     
  5. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Just had a look at mine, Win2000, and I have them. Inside, many of the files are CAT type, which are Security Catalogue. They are signed by Microsoft, and it looks like they're part of security updates from Microsoft.

    eg:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281767

    Regards

    eddie
     
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