Solved D3DX10 is an MsiExec.exe. What is it?

August 27, 2011 at 16:11:38
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Turion II X2 processor P540, 2.40 Ghz
Going through programs to uninstall unnecessary or dangerous applications and 'D3DX10' who's internal name is MsiExec.exe \X{E09C4DB7-630C-4F06-A631-8EA7239923AF} was listed. What does it belong to? Do I need it? Is it safe to uninstall? and where is the best place to look these type of files up to get some educational info on them?

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#1
August 27, 2011 at 16:30:08
If you are picking off files rather than using a proper uninstall then you will soon be back saying my computer is not working.

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September 3, 2011 at 20:46:47
Actually Derek, no offense intended, but I'm not a novice panicking at their first anti-virus warning and I do have talent and experience for understanding computers. However, I run System Mechanic on my computer and it registered this program as a fair potential for danger but with very little, if any info about the originating author, program, or the file's purpose. Before properly uninstalling it I wanted to identify it's origin (mainly, if I installed it or if it was a common 3rd party installation). I learned a long time ago NOT to nit-pic files before understanding them better. This file was unusually devoid of info and I primarily wanted to see if you or other well-informed individuals had some helpful leads for further research, at least, or possibly answers. If anyone knows the originating program using this install pkg it would help and be greatly appreciated.

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#3
September 4, 2011 at 09:18:50
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Unfortunately we have no way to know the depth of knowledge of posters, and the proposed use of System Mechanic in connection with msiexec.exe was not mentioned in your original post.

MsiExec.exe if in "C:\Windows\System32" is a valid MS system file (Windows Installer), which is in use. You might also find valid copies of it in C:\Windows (service pack areas). The only proper uninstall is to tackle Windows Installer itself, which I would not advise.

System Mechanic is the sort of program best avoided because it can take out the wrong things and cause issues - I've seen such reports on these forums. If you wish to risk using Registry Cleaners then CCleaner Lite (free) is one of the safest, although, like the rest, it is not usually necessary and makes little difference to computer performance.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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