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1 year ago#1
The original topic purged, but yay archiving :D

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/69635256

Special thanks to dunkis, since what he posted was what got me to a fix. Turns out something installed an extension directly onto Firefox and Chrome that was acting as spyware and Roguekiller got it. SAS actually found Conduit too and removed it. I still have a pesky folder in my Temp file that won't go away, but it doesn't seem to be hurting anything other than taking up a gig of storage space. Gonna take some screenshots and post them, maybe someone can reccomend a fix.
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1 year ago#2
Ok, this is what is shows me when I try to delete it manually:
http://i.imgur.com/24bjEQ8.png

No idea what TrustedInstaller is or why I need permission from it to delete something on a system where I have admin privledges.

This is the base contents of the folder:

http://i.imgur.com/yF8glSY.png

As you can see, it shows a folder for most of the common items on a PC. No idea what that's about.

If you look on the left of these pics, you can see the file tree extending down from the root folder. I've opened every folder in it and taken a chain of pictures. Showing the contents of each individual folder would take dozens of pictures.

http://i.imgur.com/QeuSvtG.png

http://i.imgur.com/GT1GuMg.png

http://i.imgur.com/QUCgNGI.png

http://i.imgur.com/GKtpSnw.png

http://i.imgur.com/jks8yJn.png

http://i.imgur.com/uqb6dSO.png

As you can see, it's ALOT of files. The main folder contains over 17K subfolders and files total, adding up to 1.6 GB of data.
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1 year ago#3
TrustedInstaller is one of those special Windows service accounts that have a higher level of access to the system than the computer's human admin, so it is logical that you would not be able to mess with something that's owned by TrustedInstaller, but I cannot say what that folder is.
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1 year ago#4
Shub posted...
TrustedInstaller is one of those special Windows service accounts that have a higher level of access to the system than the computer's human admin, so it is logical that you would not be able to mess with something that's owned by TrustedInstaller, but I cannot say what that folder is.


Hmm, in a way that makes sense, but why would it be storing something that large in my Temp folder? It just popped up around the time I started having trouble with malware too, which is what made me notice it in the first place.

There's also some MS Office related files in my temp folder that respawn every time I delete them.
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1 year ago#5
The temp folder has a life of its own, delete everything you can in it, and if something comes back, it means the system needs it, so don't worry about the MSOffice thing too much. But as for your TrustedInstaller folder, I haven't seen this before. I tried googling the GUID in the folder's name in your screenshots but there were no results.
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1 year ago#6
I'm keeping an eye on it for now, but it's not grown or anything. Just feels like a damn tumor on my system, y'know? Bothers me. At first I thought maybe it was the host folder for my malware, but that's gone and this is still here.
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1 year ago#7
Gonna give this a bump
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1 year ago#8
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-how-to-delete-files-protected-by-trustedinstaller/
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1 year ago#9
zerodefect posted...
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-how-to-delete-files-protected-by-trustedinstaller/


Did everything there exactly as it told me. Regardless of who I changed the owner to, it told me I needed their permission to delete it. I tried giving ownership to Administrators, my own user account, and Users (as a group) and every time it told me I needed permission to delete it. I made sure to give ownership of all subfolders and to give the appropriate user Full Control too.
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1 year ago#10
Could always do it the easy way. Boot from a linux livecd, mount the drive and nuke the files from there. Great thing about *nix. It neither cares about your windows permissions nor feels any great compulsion to prevent the holder of root privileges from doing as they like.
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