Vista deleting files it thinks are dangerous

June 9, 2009 at 19:32:55
Specs: Windows Vista, Athlon 3000+/2 GB RAM
Hi, I bought a new laptop and could not get it with WinXP... and while I am not a fan of the Vista Windows Explorer I can deal... but what i hate is when it deletes files for me that it thinks are dangerous.

Sometimes when I copy files from a CD or whatever, certain executable files (that I know are safe) will get deleted.

Can i turn this annoying function off ?

Or is it the Macafee mess that was installed on my laptop maybe ?

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June 9, 2009 at 19:47:49
AFAIK Vista does not automatically delete files it thinks are dangerous.


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June 9, 2009 at 19:52:27
Yeah, I guess I should have brought up the macafee Security that came with the PC... maybe that's what is doing it?

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June 9, 2009 at 21:16:21
Ok... I had asked Mcafee tech support (via chat) if it was their product deleting the files... they said no. So I deleted their product, the trial that came preinstalled, (after having tech support send me a file to install..., to delete their product, what a joke).... and after I uninstalled all of Mcafee... I can unarchive the files and they all stay put.

Problem solved.

Thank you.

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June 10, 2009 at 10:15:27
Moral: Use AVG anti virus. I've used AVG four years and pretty much forget it is there unless it's time to renew the license.

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June 10, 2009 at 13:02:20
If McAffee says you have problems you ought to listen.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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