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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Cheeseball81, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator Thread Starter

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    Hopefully easy to answer...
    I ran SpyBot yesterday.
    It found a few things and now in C:\Windows\Application Data, there is SpyBot folder that includes a folder called 'Recovery'.
    Can that be deleted or just leave it?
    It has WinZip files, like WildTangent and FunWeb Products, etc...
     
  2. TOGG

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    If you were absolutely certain that you will never need anything Spybot removed (to ensure that some other program works properly) then I suppose you could delete that folder, or it's contents.

    Every now and then I'm reminded about Spybot Recovery when it flashes by during some other scan and then I go in and delete the oldest files but leave the newest ones for later.

    PS. I haven't looked lately, but there may be an option to have those files deleted after a set interval, like 30 days.
     
  3. md2lgyk

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    Yes, there is a setting for deleting backups after a period of time. The default is 30 days.
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator Thread Starter

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    Okay thanks. I haven't done anything with them yet.
    I will check for that 30 day setting :)
     
  5. pfurball

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    Aren't the Wild Tangent thingies malware? I thought I read that somewhere. I also thought the recovery file is a quarantine file incase the file is shared or needed elsewhere. It is quarantined so it can be reactivated if needed then it empties every thirty days if not required.....
     
  6. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator Thread Starter

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    Yes WildTangent is malware. I'm just gonna leave them as they are and let them empty in 30 days (y)
     
  7. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator Thread Starter

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    Anyone know what DSO Exploit is?

    SpyBot still finds an entry every now and then
     
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