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Old 17th December 2010   #1
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What is this file (C:\VC_RED)?


I have a .cab file in the root directory of my C: drive.
The file is named: VC_RED.cab and is shown as being 1.83MB

I Googled "VC_RED what is it" and found many hits. Problem is there is no dependable information regarding what the file is nor if it is safe. A few hits said it was mal-ware or a virus and should be cleaned/deleted, others say it is safe and may be left as is with no harm.

So, I need an answer I can safely depend upon! Is the file OK or not?

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 2
System: HP Touch Smart tx2 Notebook PC. (tablet)
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82 2.20 GHz

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According to VirusTotal - a site used by our malware analysts - it is safe.

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It appears to be associated with C++ or similar.

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Thank you for the response, I appreciate it very much.

Something I didn't include earlier is the reason I became concerned about the file to begin with. The folder is in my documents and has a name that appears to be a Registry entry: {eda3c761-847e-430a-8058-4231b18b0ac5}

This didn't appear normal to me.
Do you think this is a reason for concern?


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That is not a registry entry - more likely an update folder.

However, as that alpha numeric string is not found on Google, although they will tend to be random, I would go to the Malware & Virus Removal forum for a check-up .....

Please read this as indicated at the head of that forum and post the logs requested in a new thread.

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Thanks, I've read the material and will have to research a bit before
I know enough to proceed.

I'll mark this thread resolved.

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