Originally Posted by Conners
Thanks for the reply. I don't remember using it but who knows... I have had an SSD for over a year now so if I did it would have been before that. Even so why would it be acting up know after all this time?
It may be interfering with something else you updated in the meantime, perhaps the storage drivers, or any Windows update that has come out since then, whereas a newer version of that program might have patched that incompatibility since. Or you removed some registry entry with CCleaner or another program that messed up its operation. Or, since it may be an old version, it may have been exploited by some form of malware, who knows, whereas a current version may have that security hole fixed.
It's hard to pinpoint the cause, but the bottom line is you don't need that system file, so you can and should remove it. At this point, even if it is a legitimate file the point is that a lone system file, such as that one, without the rest of the application, might cause system instability for a myriad of reasons, starting with the fact that whatever it was supposed to do, it is no longer supported by the rest of the program - you might have uninstalled it, but some files were left behind, that is a situation prone to problems.Edited by tpi2007 - 3/1/14 at 3:07pm