xDynamic\TDS.Unpk - Huge folder??

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  1. Plavi

    Plavi Registered Member

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    Evening all,

    two questions

    1) Just installed AD-aware which got stuck scanning in the xDynamic\TDS.Unpk directory. Had a quick peek and discovered 500+ mg's of .exe files? Are these necessary? can i delete to save space or are these required for TDS op's.

    2) On the final version of TDS the shell command (right mouse click menu?) is gone - this was great to run scans on individual files and folders, is there anything in the settings to get it back?

    Apologies if these have been asked in the passed and many thanks in advance to D-CS team

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  2. Jooske

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    Hi Plavi,
    welcome to the forum!
    The Unpk is the place where copies of files are unpacked and scanned for malicious code and afterwards deleted. Why this has not happened in your case is unclear.
    You will recognize the files as copies from system files elsewhere on your computer. Only if there would be a file you lost in other ways you would be happy to have that copy there, but in general it should be empty so you can savely delete them.

    On request of many it has been removed but you can easily get it back with a script RightClickAll.ss3 if not in the UserSubmitted Scripts which is available separate for download on the site the script is also posted in the forum in the private SS3 scripting area.
    Just load the file and the registry entries aer added to your system.
    There are however people who got into problems with for instance TDS firing up scanning an executable each time; if you run in that kind of trouble Gavin posted a few times a link to the removal tool for these entries again.

    I'm sure the questions have been asked hundreds of times but it's good that you offer the opportunity to write it again so everybody can read and learn from it!
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  3. Plavi

    Plavi Registered Member

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    Understood Jooske,

    I will delete the files and give the scripts a run.

    I would also like to say, without intending to be smoochy, that these forums are excellent. From beginners to advanced, almost everyones questions are answered without fail.

    A funny example was when i purchased TDS package (+PE and WG), at the time i had some issues with my registry key. I send a polite mail and Jason replied within something mad like 4 seconds and resolved the problem 2.1 minutes later - bloody astounding.

    Huge thanks for the support and patience.

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  4. Jooske

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    Glad it's all going smooth now!

    These forums are for all and most people remember their own first steps and many are going through the same kinds of software installs, so people using the same OS can walk you through till your questions are answered.
    As the forums are rather on topic, the threads are in most cases very educative and thus can people find their answers in many cases rather quick.
    Of course there is lots of humor too, as certainly with the DCS tools and TDS at hand security is a very serious task but there is also so much fun in using it (hence our scripting and speech interests among others).

    The DCS guys can be really quick as they know their software in every bit so know where to look. 4 seconds for an email? You must have been on a highspeed channel! Great experience!
     
  5. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Hi,

    The right click option should now have an icon next to it, and work correctly for all folders and files. There should also be no problems with TDS launching when clicking on unknown file types and scanning them.

    If you dont have a "Scan with TDS-3" entry in the right click menu, I would suggest uninstalling and reinstalling to a path without spaces, long filenames support seems to be a problem in some cases.. well the only one we have seen was a user on Windows XP Home, installing to C:\TDS3 solved the problem for them :)
     
  6. Plavi

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    Cheers Gavin,

    Will try this afternoon and feedback.

    Many thanks

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  7. linney

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    In relation to your first question about files not being deleted in the xDynamic\TDS.Unpk folder. Using XP Pro or XP Home I have encountered that problem too. It is not a problem that happens every time you run TDS-3, but every few days files will begin to accumalate in the folder. TDS-3 is then unable to delete them and you have to do it yourself.

    Most of these files are infact duplicates of a few files which TDS-3 (and other anti virus programs, NOD32 for instance) seem to have trouble in unpackingo_O? ( just a guess what would I know). If you bring up the properties of these files you will soon see they are very often duplicates with names like A000204 (grabbed probably from the System Restore folder) after you have deleted exe's from xDynamic\TDS.Unpk folder.

    Many of the files are either exe's or Dll's. One way of controlling this is to delete the files from the xDynamic\TDS.Unpk folder, create a Restore Point then use the More Options procedure in the Disk Cleanup tool to delete all but the most recent restore point.

    You will then have a couple of days before TDS-3 starts to reproduce the fault.

    As to why or how to fix this totally, we are in the hands of Wayne, Gavin and Co.

    To help them out I have sent a copy of my post and one file that seems to cause problems for them to look at it.
     
  8. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Hi Plavi,

    Or you can uninstall and get the newer tds3setup.exe I just uploaded, which should work fine in any install path. We found the problem with the way the installer was using our Shell DLL, TDS3SHL.DLL, which now registers properly on all systems :)

    No version change, no need for anyone to update, just that small fix
     
  9. Plavi

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    Hi Gavin,

    Will unistall, get the update and tell you how it went.

    Thanks for the prompt feedback.

    Cheers

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  10. Plavi

    Plavi Registered Member

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    Gavin,

    Uninstalled, reinstalled. Ran full system scan. Just for good measure restarted. The xDynamic\TDS.Unpk was empty!!! :)

    So the fix seems to have done the trick. Usually scan at least once every 2 days, so will keep an eye out for any changes.

    It didnt scan the system restore, but having checked there's nothing there!, all old restore points were removed auto and would appear a new one set upon startup described above.

    The shell command (+ icon) also works sweet. Havent had any trouble. Hope others out there don't get any grief with this right click tool becuase this is very useful to target individual files, folders rather than of course running the system wide scans....

    Good man! and cheers

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