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Strange find in the recycle bin.

by Basil Hall / June 21, 2005 5:38 PM PDT

XP home SP2

Just found InstallShield Installation Information program in my recycle bin with no memory of deleting it. I returned it to the program files. Is it essential and what in fact does it do?

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Have you recently installed a new program?
by caster / June 22, 2005 2:04 AM PDT

InstallShield is a program that installs software on your computer. It's the program that asks where to install the new software, asks you to agree to the EULA, etc. After a successful installation, it usually deletes all temporary files it used during the installation.

Perhaps it's in the Recycle Bin because the installation wasn't successful or something on your computer prevented it from completely deleting the files it used.

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Yes, I downloaded a free symantec virus remover...
by Basil Hall / June 22, 2005 7:52 AM PDT

and was running it when I had to go out so I abhorted. I went away for a few days and when I came back there was a doc icon on the desk top reminding me that I had not run the virus program to completion. This was probably the problem.

Thanks very much caster.

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