Un known Un wanted programs in windows/C

Un known Un wanted programs in windows/C

Post by ANTHONY DI » Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:49:43

I see all these what look to be programs in my "C/Windows" folder.
I did a google search for most of them, but did not come up with much of
I'm thinking of just deleting them.
Do you think it is safe to do so?

AKDeInstall, wnu_61, MirarSetup_876073, whCC-GIANT, VapeG22,
win3208780727703, uninst104, uni_ehhhh, Cmuninst, Grpconv, Asd, Ipconfig,
Tuneup, Twunk_16, Twunk_32,

Thank You, Tony

Un known Un wanted programs in windows/C

Post by PA Bea » Mon, 02 Oct 2006 22:56:16

No. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)


Un known Un wanted programs in windows/C

Post by thanatoi » Tue, 03 Oct 2006 01:34:23


Several are standard files, but a few look like viruses or
something. BTW, go to view/options and ENABLE file extensions.
Without knowing file extensions you are much more in the dark.
MS makes the default "disabled" to make thing "easier" but it is
also extremely dangerous.

IOW, whCC-GIANT.txt is nothing, while whCC-GIANT.scr or whCC-
GIANT.exe could be a deadly virus.

Do you have an anti-virus program or Spybot? Run it and see what
it tells you. The "twunks" can be deleted unless you use TWAIN
for scanning, but it won't make any real difference since the
files are small.

You have to get used to a lot of weird stuff in your Windows
directories. It's part of the "we do everything for you because
we think you are too stupid to manage your machine" approach. As
is disabling the file extensions and dozens of other dangerous
and dumb things MS is inflicting on users. Huge topic.

Un known Un wanted programs in windows/C

Post by Don Philli » Tue, 03 Oct 2006 02:48:38

If you are unsure whether an unwanted file
is junk or malware or an essential piece of
Windows, before you delete it segregate it,
i.e. in a DOS box
to make a new folder /SEG
and log to it via
because this will write a copy to /SEG
and remove FILENAM*.* from /Windows
(or any other folder you put in the command.)
Then reboot.
1. If you get an error message that Win98
lacks some essential file, you can use DOS
to put it back where it belongs.
2. If Windows runs OK, you can later
DELTREE C:/SEG and all its contents,
when convenient to you.

Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)