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cdroesch

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what is the file deleteme.exe. ?

do i need this ?

when i ran find files or folders named *tmp, a list of files came up. i went to delete them all, since they are in my temp folder, and it posted a message saying that this was a program and deleting it mgiht cause some programs not to run properly (not sure exactly, writing this from work, not home where this is) so i wasnt sure whether to delete it or not so i hit cancel.

why would a program be in my temp folder if temp things are stuff you dont need ?

this isnt some kind of virus or anything is it ?
 
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go to your find or search for files & put deleteme in w/out the.exe ... see what it pulls up from where...

as every install makes a temp file
 

TonyKlein

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They're all temporary stuff put there by apps you install or run.
And everything there can be deleted, be they folders, or any kind of file at all.

Greetz,
 
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Found on the last page of the web...
Useless fact: My favourite Windows 95 program is DeleteMe.exe. I don't know where this small gem (14 kBytes) came from. One day, it sat just there in my temporary folder and chuckled. When run, it simply displays the following message: "DeleteMe.exe is a leftover from an uninstall program. You can safely delete it." Of course, I didn't. I never will! Some programmer out there must've really had a good sense of humour and especially of self-referential paradoxes. DeleteMe.exe contains no copyright notice, so just email me and I'll send you a copy.
 
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