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Thread: Do these .zip files in an obscure Windows XP folder relate to ZoneAlarm?

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    tonybuck Guest

    Default Do these .zip files in an obscure Windows XP folder relate to ZoneAlarm?

    I run 7.0.483.000
    under Windows XP Media Center on a Sony VAIO desktop.
    In the Documents and Settings folder are two folders, normally hidden,visible in general
    after turning off "Hide protected operating system files"in "Folder Options", and always visible (1) in a Command Promptwindow or (2) in Zone Alarm's Advanced Options in the Scan Targetswindow.
    One of these folders is LocalService (one word, no space).
    In localservice\local settings\temporary internet files\content IE5
    are four folders, each with an 8-character alphameric name
    with no discernible meaning.

    Each of the four folders contains395 to 400 .zip files with names of the two forms

    av.signatures.patch-nnnn[1]
    or

    vet.signatures.patch-nnnnn[1]where "nnnn" or "nnnnn" is a 4 or 5-digit number, with "modified"dates from April 2006 to June 2008.
    Are these leftovers from ZoneAlarm activity, specifically fromvirus and spyware database updates?
    And if so, can they besafely deleted?
    Thanks.

    Operating System:
    Windows XP Pro
    Software Version:
    7.0
    Product Name:
    ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite


    Message Edited by tonybuck on 07-14-2008 04:10 PM

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    stephent Guest

    Default Re: Do these .zip files in an obscure Windows XP folder relate to ZoneAlarm?

    One of the best ways to determine whether it is necessary or clutter is to run a good scanning tool like CCleaner.
    You can read about it and download it here: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html.
    Write back with the answer it leads to.

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