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Are these files virus? Can I delete them?

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Ther are tons of files in the WINDOWS foler of my Winsow XP. They all look
similar. For Example:
KB308304
KB009800
KB476855
....
or something like:
Q123344
Q574485
Q955848
....
What are they? Are they continue to grow in numbers ? How can my PC handle
this if you they continue growing? Can I delete them? Are they Virus?
Some body help me. Thank you
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Alex
Feb 13 '08 #1
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They are updates (at least the KB versions). As long as you are not going to
uninstall Microsoft updates, you can delete them without issue.

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"Alex" <yi****@discussion.misrosoft.comwrote in message
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Ther are tons of files in the WINDOWS foler of my Winsow XP. They all
look
similar. For Example:
KB308304
KB009800
KB476855
...
or something like:
Q123344
Q574485
Q955848
...
What are they? Are they continue to grow in numbers ? How can my PC handle
this if you they continue growing? Can I delete them? Are they Virus?
Some body help me. Thank you
--
Alex

Feb 13 '08 #2

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Your question implies that you don't have anti-virus software on your system
(if you did, you wouldn't have to ask if they were viruses), which in
today's day and age is not a good decision.
"Alex" <yi****@discussion.misrosoft.comwrote in message
news:DA**********************************@microsof t.com...
Ther are tons of files in the WINDOWS foler of my Winsow XP. They all
look
similar. For Example:
KB308304
KB009800
KB476855
...
or something like:
Q123344
Q574485
Q955848
...
What are they? Are they continue to grow in numbers ? How can my PC handle
this if you they continue growing? Can I delete them? Are they Virus?
Some body help me. Thank you
--
Alex

Feb 13 '08 #3

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"Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospamwrote in message
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Your question implies that you don't have anti-virus software on your
system (if you did, you wouldn't have to ask if they were viruses), which
in today's day and age is not a good decision.
I have virus software yet I still wonder if things are virus's. Possibly
they haven't been identified yet.
Feb 13 '08 #4

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Why don't you have your software set to check for updates to your virus
definition files hourly?
"Michael C" <mi**@nospam.comwrote in message
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"Scott M." <sm**@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:uw**************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>Your question implies that you don't have anti-virus software on your
system (if you did, you wouldn't have to ask if they were viruses), which
in today's day and age is not a good decision.

I have virus software yet I still wonder if things are virus's. Possibly
they haven't been identified yet.

Feb 13 '08 #5

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