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Old April 12, 2011, 03:59 PM
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Default Protected Folder appeared in Secondary Drive after Windows 7 Updates

I dont know what it is, but I'm certain that they've got something to do with Windows Updates because I tried copying one of the Image's from within the folder and when I viewed it, it was a banner from microsoft.net

Can I safely delete it? Heres a picture.
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Old April 12, 2011, 04:37 PM
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I've never seen that in all the win7 updates installs I have. I'm pretty sure that's not part of Windows anything.

but the blanked out folder name doesn't much help? why did you blank it out?
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Old April 12, 2011, 05:04 PM
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It was just a bunch for letters and numbers anyways so what does it matter?

I dont know why exactly its in my D drive though as my C drive is the one with the OS in it.
Might I also mention that I had to shutoff my computer manually the first time i tried to install the updates because it froze, but then it worked fine the second time. What should I do its bothering me that its there, but I am 100% certain it is from windows updates because the modified folder time is the exact time I updated windows 7.

Also as I said before I looked at the banners/images within the folder and they were all banners for Microsofts NET framework thing.
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Old April 12, 2011, 05:07 PM
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It was just a bunch for letters and numbers anyways so what does it matter?

because you ask if you can delete it ....delet what , We don't know
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Old April 12, 2011, 05:08 PM
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I copied the folder onto my desktop, and it just looks like part of a patch, both ESET Smart Security, and MBAM dont dectect any viruses. Should I upload it to a website, or that website that scans it with every AV out there?
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Here is what the stupid folder's named:
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Old April 12, 2011, 07:08 PM
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Just temporary files typically that for whatever reason don't get deleted automatically.

I always delete the folders and have yet to have any major problem Sometimes restarting will make them go away though.
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Old April 12, 2011, 07:14 PM
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Those locked folders are from the Windows Malicious software removal tool. Before I did my fresh build all my drives were full of them. Crap. You have to choose to not install it and to hide all updates for it when you first run windows update after a fresh build.
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Old April 14, 2011, 04:36 AM
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I'm having a lot of trouble trying to delete this damned folder now, I am a full admin and I tried to edit the permissions but it wont let me. Should I use file assassin? Please help XD.
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Did you try and change the owner in the security-advanced?
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