Excluding Old Windows Program Files

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  1. Securon

    Securon Registered Member

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    Good Evening ! Recently Re-Installed Windows 7. Re-installed Avast Internet Security and set-up Scheduled Scanning. Also tried Excluding C:\Windows.old\Program Files. Tried a quick scan,the scan reaches 95% then the Windows old files are scanned. This as you can appreciate extends the scanning time from roughly eight minutes too twenty minutes due to the Old Windows Files. I went into C Files on my C Drive and located and tried to delete the files. When I tried too delete the message from Windows stated that the file is a major System File and deleting it might permanently damage Windows. So naturally I was reluctant in deleting the File. Any solution to my problem? I tried contacting Windows Customer Chat Support that unfortunately turned out to be an exercise in futility! So hopefully my brothers and sisters at Wilders might provide an appropriate solution. Sincerely...Securon
     
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    Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup.......select your C drive.....after the scan,you can select the "windows old " files to delete...
     
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    Good Evening ! Many thanks for your advice roady,i'll follow the procedure you mentioned and let you know of the outcome. Sincerely...Securon
     
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    Good Evening ! Just deleted the old Windows Files and all appears to be back to normal. Many thanks roady. Sincerely...Securon
     
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    YW.....glad you got it sorted now...:thumb:
     
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