[Solved] Windows.old strange files

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Strall, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Strall

    Strall MDL Novice

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    Well ,since after I activated Office 2016 with the Microsoft Toolkit my notebook is creating some strange files. I tried deleting, but they keep getting created. My notebook always had Windows 10 and I never tried to install another one. Sorry for any mistakes, english is not my native tongue.
     

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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Did you delete the whole "windows.old" folder? Run diskcleanup/cleanup systemfiles
     
  3. Strall

    Strall MDL Novice

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    Yes, but shortly after I deleted a new Windows.old folder appeared.
     

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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #1. MTK was downloaded from the thread here at MDL?

    #2. Did you upgrade from Anniversary to Creators Update?

    #3. To avoid recreation, use diskcleanup (like Enth already suggested) to purge the old install files.
     
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  5. Strall

    Strall MDL Novice

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    #1. Yes, the torrent one

    #2. My Windows 10 is the Creators Update for quite some time, since May

    #3. I tried using the cleanmgr.exe as an Administrator and the store settings
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Did you use the 'Clean System files' (or similiar) button bottom left?
     
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  7. Strall

    Strall MDL Novice

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    There isn't one :/
     

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  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    It's already the right place. First option shown in the screenshot should do the job :cool2:.
     
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  9. Strall

    Strall MDL Novice

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    It was deleted, but shortly after the folder was there again
     

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  10. Excalibur0076

    Excalibur0076 MDL Junior Member

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    #10 Excalibur0076, Jul 4, 2017
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    You could try to use a program called RKILL, then run virus scan to see if it is a virus, The behaviour of what you describing could be a virus or malware. For malware you could use a program call Malwarebyes which is completely free program to use or Glary Utilities which is completely free to use. The programs have limited abilities because your using the free versions but able to remove some of the most annoying malware and answer the question as to if that is whats happened. Something is telling your files system or os to put Windows.old back into the directory after being removed which is got me curious. Rkill of course is completely free.
     
  11. Excalibur0076

    Excalibur0076 MDL Junior Member

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    If i was right and you are able remove the virus or malware then repeat again what Slave77 suggested and you should hopefully be good. Good Luck!!!
     
  12. Strall

    Strall MDL Novice

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    RKILL solved the problem, one of those 3 processes was doing that
     

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  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I would run all scans i could on that system, it surely did not come from MTK hosted by MDL.
     
  14. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Indeed. Nothing MTK related :g:.
     
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  15. Excalibur0076

    Excalibur0076 MDL Junior Member

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    Sorry s1ave77 i should call you by your proper name, Problem with me is sometimes i get typing to fast.:oops: