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comper6

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Add a function that clears the Windows File Protection Cache. WFP uses a folder (%systemroot%\system32\dllcache) to hold important files that replace foreign system files to protect the system. It can contain up to a whole expanded windows CD! Highly Fragmented also and slows the computer's index service.

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That folder shouldn't be cleaned by CCleaner, and anyone without a Windows install CD should leave it well alone!

 

For options of dealing with that folder:

1. Start a Command Prompt.

2. Type in: SFC /?

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That folder shouldn't be cleaned by CCleaner, and anyone without a Windows install CD should leave it well alone!

 

For options of dealing with that folder:

1. Start a Command Prompt.

2. Type in: SFC /?

 

Yeah SFC /purgecache does clear it, but the folder serves no purpose unless 1) Your computer is being hacked or 2) You replace system files with modified versions. If you aren't into cracking, etc. and don't have malware than the contents of this are safe to remove. SFC /purgecache does the same thing as deleting the contents of this folder.

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Yeah SFC /purgecache does clear it, but the folder serves no purpose unless 1) Your computer is being hacked or 2) You replace system files with modified versions. If you aren't into cracking, etc. and don't have malware than the contents of this are safe to remove. SFC /purgecache does the same thing as deleting the contents of this folder.

 

comper6,

 

I'm sure you are probably aware of the fact that... Not everyone is safe from malware or hackers... So this might not be the best thing to do for everyone, just a select few like yourself. Just make a batch file to do it ;)

 

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comper6,

 

I'm sure you are probably aware of the fact that... Not everyone is safe from malware or hackers... So this might not be the best thing to do for everyone, just a select few like yourself. Just make a batch file to do it ;)

 

swagger

 

I think i wrote this topic wrong. Really, this folder being attacked by malware is unlikely but it can happen. The main purpose of this folder is to prevent against cracks. Don't crack, no use for files being protected.

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