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Re 3.0(stuffy): Self Deletion

by stuffy (Monk)
on Jul 07, 2001 at 13:44 UTC ( #94712=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Self Deletion
in thread Self Deletion

like andreychek said, there is no information as to what the intent is. Virus code was removed recently because it had the potential to become something that nobody wanted to be responsibl for. I don't think that most uninstallers go along deleting every file in a directory blindly, including itself. Why would you want to delete the uninstaller other then to rid the computer of the evidence as to what casued the deletion of the files. It looks a little suspecious to me. I'd like to see some reasoing behind the question, at least then some of the monks may be able to suggest a better way to do it. If it is for a ligit reason, the AM will have no problem following up and posting why they want to do this. It all comes down to the morality of posting potentially dangerous code on PM's.

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Re: Re 3.0(stuffy): Self Deletion
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Jul 08, 2001 at 00:32 UTC
    Sure they do. A typical download will extract itself into a directory it creates off the TEMP directory, run it there, then delete it.

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