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What is this folder named "fc26a353b79895bbf1d094259db6f4c7"?????

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What on earth is this folder named fc26a353b79895bbf1d094259db6f4c7 off the root that is time and date stamped a few years after I got my computer (meaning it's not some weird system thing that came already installed on it.)

The folder has 4 or 5 subfolders and contains executable files named conman.exe and mstsc16d.exe. The conman file especially has me worried.

It has a subfolder called "lang" which has another subfolder under it named "jpn."

Is it possible I downloaded one of those foreign language packs once while surfing the net? I always click cancel when I am prompted to do so (while reading foreign newspapers on the net) Or is it something else?

Should I worry, and is there any way to find out what this stuff is?

Thank you
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Can you simply delete it?
Doesn't sound too threatening to me...probably, as you said, some old software package...
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You may want to check for virus , spyware in the system but i donot think mstcsc16d.exe is also a problem here

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This is the terminal services stuff

CONMAN.EXE is the Terminal Services Connection Manager
MSTSC16D.EXE is the Terminal Service Client

If you don't use Terminal Services then you should be able to uninstall it from the control panel dialog, if it isn't there then you should be able to simply remove the directory.

Cheers

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That's just a left-over from a Service Pack installation. It's a temporary folder where the extracted files are stored when starting the SP exe without specifying "-x" to extract the files. Ever had a failed installation, or restarted after an SP installation not using the "Restart now" button?
You should be able to delete it, but just in case you might want to rename it by adding some characters to the beginning of the folder name and restart your machine.

Have a look at the "Working Space" part of this article:
Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Service Pack 3, and Service Pack 4 Installation Information
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290728
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Not only service packs, but hotfixes and updates may left such folders in some cases.
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