August 26th, 2003, 11:57 PM
A couple of WinXP questions
Is a folder named AgentSS needed?...what does it do? Also, is winxp really 3 Gigs in size? My windows folder is over 3 gigs in size.
August 27th, 2003, 12:30 AM
Not sure what this "AgentSS" is, but about your Windows folder question, the folder doesn't only include winxp necessary files, it also holds windows update, your temporary internet files, offline web pages ect.
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August 27th, 2003, 12:35 AM
I have a program that has just recently started appearing in my task mangager called agent.exe. I suspect a trojan, but haven't gotten around to gettting rid of it yet.
Like sirSub said. You windows folder does contain all of your system files, and Internet Cache. So if you don't clear you cookies, or cache every once in a while you'll have quite a bit of garbage in there taking up space.
August 27th, 2003, 01:25 AM
Isn't agent.exe a newsreader program?
I don't know about AgentSS, though. What does the folder contain (including invisible files)? I'd just throw it in the trash, and leave it there, for a while before deleting it, to see if it affects you adversely or not.
August 27th, 2003, 02:14 AM
A fresh install of winxp pro is about 1.5 gigs.....methinks it is time for you to do a bit of "house cleaning" on your HDD. Grab yourself a good AV program and a trojan detecter to make sure you get everything.
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August 27th, 2003, 02:31 AM
only one hit on google
looks like a prog called spyagent uses a folder c:\windows\agentss.
It seems to be some sort of user installed spy prog to monitor employees etc.
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August 27th, 2003, 02:47 AM
Thank you very much....i guess i'll just delete it then since its huge
August 27th, 2003, 07:58 AM
I concur with allenb1963, I used a regcleaner today and took out the garbage, about 1 gig
August 27th, 2003, 09:35 AM
Hehe, I cleared up about 3 gigs the other day, got alot og junk, lol
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August 27th, 2003, 11:18 AM
hmmm I would be a bit cautious just deleting the folder.. I would recommend seeing if there is a listing in your add-remove programms listing.. If the folder is a programm folder.. you may have some problems.. if it is a data store folder.. it may just comeback to haunt you.. grab spybot s&d, or The cleaner.. and see what you come up with.. You may need to remove some other parts of the prog as well as registry entries....
if it is a malware.. you may need to turn off the System restore b4 doing any removal.. and remove the bugger in safe mode..
just a caution..
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