What are all these .exe files?

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  1. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

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    I just happened to be looking around my PC, and found these files in the "C:\Program Files\TDS3\xDynamic\TDS.Unpk" directory. The screen shot below is just one page of MANY - Lots of these files. I noticed they all have icons that are related to other applications I have on my PC. Are there files necessary? Just curious.
     

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    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    You can empty the UNPK folder any time.. these dont look like zipped files but they must be. TDS unzips files into that folder to scan them, they should get deleted once scanned but if an AV detected them and locked access TDS couldn't remove them. They dont look like malware though, just a guess ?

    Definitely delete them :)
     
  3. dog

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    Hi Daisey, ;)

    If you want to automate the empting of this folder ... it's easily done if you use some sort of Windows Cleaner, ie. CrapCleaner, Webroot's Windows Washer, and others. ;)

    You can add this folder for washing, when you run that particular app.

    For CrapCleaner ... Open CCleaner, Select options, Custom Folders, add folder, then navigate to C:\Program Files\TDS\Ext.Unpk

    For Window Washer ... Open Window Washer, Plug In Wizard, Create New, Enter a Description, Next, Select add Folders with Multiply Files, Navigate to the Folder, select add, then Next, Check Off the Allow this plugin to delete system files (Otherwise you will get several prompts while cleaning to allow this) and hit Finish.

    Steve
     
  4. bloodscourge

    bloodscourge Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I have a similar problem : in the TDS' directories I've got some zero-sized files (namely sndvol32.exe, rundll32.exe, helpctr.exe, notepad.exe, services.msc, cmd, regedit...). So it seems that it's the result of launched applications and commands throught "start"->"execute"... :rolleyes: Do you think my AV (namely KAV personal 5) locks them?

    Thanks,

    Edit : LOL, I've checked and yeah, if I launch anything throught "start"->"execute" it results a file with the command name in TDS main directory :D
     
  5. Dazed_and_Confused

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    Thanks, Gavin. Will do. Any reason TDS does not automatically purge the folder after a scan? Maybe a suggestion for TDS-4. ;)

    Thanks, Dog. I do use Windows Washer. :D
     
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    Hi Daisie,
    Gavin wrote
    Pilli :)
     
  7. Dazed_and_Confused

    Dazed_and_Confused Registered Member

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    OK. I wasn't exactly sure what you were trying to say. But I can see that your indicating that for some reason TDS should but could not remove them.

    Thanks!
     
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