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    Default Unknown txt.files on (d:)drive

    Hi,

    Whilst checking Drive (Recovery), I noticed three files that quite honestly I
    know nothing about, they are as follows:
    (1) SDVirus.txt
    (2) ExecSignature.txt
    (3) SDSignature.txt

    I have a feeling that they are the "leftovers" of an uninstallation of an
    antispyware program (Spyware Detector) but I'm not sure. I was going to
    delete them but I'm faced with a message-box informing me that if I remove
    them, Windows or Another Program might no longer work correctly.I scan
    the computer daily with Windows Defender,Malwarebytes,
    SuperAntispyware and Avast with nil infections to date. Should it be safe
    to go ahead and remove these txt.files?

    Running Vista SP2,ZoneAlarm Pro, Malwarebytes,SuperAntispyware and
    Avast4.8 Home Pro.

    Many thanks in anticipation,
    BobbyZee

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    No Problem. Just delete them, then empty your trash.

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    Many thanks arraknid for your reply.

    I now think the txt.files might have been remnants of a Spybot Search&Destroy uninstallation but I will remove them, I just wasn't sure that in doing so I was going to affect system in some way.
    Best wishes, BobbyZee

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    My advice would have been similer, but this:

    Add a file extention to them, ie: TextDocument.txt.old

    wait a few weeks, and if nothing untoward happens, delete them.

    If something breaks, just remove the .old and all is back to normal.
    But thats just coz i dont know what those text files are for

    Pleased you got sorted.
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    Many thanks MrDarn for advice, which I shall take on board.
    At present files are in Recycle Bin and I've suffered no problems as a consequence!

    I'm now wondering whether these text files are related to Removal Tool for Spyware
    Detector uninstall. Cheers, BobbyZee