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Downloaded Program Files, Damaged

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by razzell2, Jul 6, 2009.

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  1. razzell2

    razzell2 Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2009
    I have an HP Pavilion running Vista home premium.

    When I am cleaning my computer out at the end of the day, I open up internet options and "veiw objects", which brings up my DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES folder.

    In there are 3 or 4 active x files.

    But 1 in particular has a status of DAMAGED.

    Vista is different in that I cannot just delete this damaged file, like I could in XP, or in earlier windows versions.

    All I can do is right click it, which brings up a "properties" link.

    This damaged file is an active x file, and the "code base" reads like this:

    http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp dot cab (I changed this to read 'dot com' because it appears to be a direct hyperlink to my computers files...and I dont know if anyone could click on this and open my files...so, i added the dot com)

    The link takes me to a gp[1] file that looks like it originates from my adobe illustrator installation, and inside this file are several Adobe GetPlus application files, a .dll and a .ocx active x file.

    Here is the explorer folder trail to this GetPlus folder that is apparently corrupted.

    Temporary Internet Files>Low>Content IE.5>PO6ALQ9S>gp[1] (which appears to be a cab file, as it has that icon that looks like a two drawer blue file cabinet with the bottom drawer half open).

    This thing was created 11/2006, but I cannot remember if thats when I installed my adobe illustrator. Probably was.

    So...How does one remove a damaged downloaded program file from Vista?
    Can I just delete all of these GetPlus icons (applications?)
    Can I just delete that entire cab file? The gp[1] file?
    What is GetPlus?
    I read that its a "bloat" add on that is installed when you download the adobe reader update..(the 9.1, which I just did a couple of days ago, and thats when I noticed this corrupted file).

    Ok, I dont want to ask too many questions.
    Im hoping that someone will understand this issue and respond...give me some advice on it.

    Thanks for reading, guys, and I appreciate your time and your help.

  2. elee


    Dec 19, 2004
  3. razzell2

    razzell2 Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2009
    Thanks elee
    I will give take a look.
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