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    Hi!  In my Microsoft Spyware folder there is a text document named errors that is 1.95GB.  What can I do with it to make it smaller, it is affecting my PC's performance?  Can it be deleted?

     

    Thanks to all.

    Monday, May 12, 2008 5:03 AM

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  • They are most certainly not from OneCare and I suspect, based on the dates, that you had Microsoft Anti-spyware installed on that machine - which pre-dates Defender.

    You can probably delete that folder with no consequences.

    -steve

     

    Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:09 PM
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  • Where are you seeing this folder?

    Are you running Windows Live OneCare? http://onecare.live.com

     

    -steve

     

    Monday, May 12, 2008 3:28 PM
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    Hi Steve,

     

    Yes, I am running Windows Live OneCare. 

     

    In my hard drive, Program Files/Microsoft Spyware/errors.  Is Microsoft Spyware part of Windows Live OneCare?

     

    thanks, Clare

    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:18 AM
  • Hi, Clare. I need to look at some XP machines to see if I can locate that folder, but on this laptop, running OneCare on Vista I do not have such a folder. I suspect that the folder you are seeing is left over from the application which ultimately became Windows Defender. The protection afforded by Defender is included in OneCare. If I am correct about that folder's origin, it can probably be deleted.

    Can you provide some details about the contents of the folder? File names and dates?

    -steve

     

    Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:29 PM
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  • Hi again Steve,

     

    All the files in that folder are:

    errors text document    8/10/2006

    gcAgentsDataStoreData.gcd  04/21/2001

    gcEventsData.gcd  04/21/2001

    gcUserData.gcd  08/19/2006

    gcAgentsData.gcd  08/23/2005

    gcDeterminationData.DataUser.gcd  08/17/2006

    gcExplorersData.gcd  08/23/2005.

     

    Thanks again, Clare

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008 7:59 AM
  • They are most certainly not from OneCare and I suspect, based on the dates, that you had Microsoft Anti-spyware installed on that machine - which pre-dates Defender.

    You can probably delete that folder with no consequences.

    -steve

     

    Thursday, May 15, 2008 7:09 PM
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  • Thanks heaps for all your help!

    Clare

    Friday, May 16, 2008 3:45 AM