what is .VBN file?can i delete it?

By mitomobo ยท 5 replies
Oct 9, 2007
  1. hello guy...

    i need some advice..recently i running out of space in my hard disk..so, try to delete some unnescessary file and i found a bunch of ".VBN" file at this location :

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition\7.5\Quarantine

    i want to know if i can delete all this ".VBN" files..it took 2gb of space(what a waste)

    i using Symantec AV (plz dont ask me to uninstal this AV, i love it..it just i dont love the space it conquer...)
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Your only option is to get rid of it i believe.
    Its not a good product anyhow. Below is some help if you should decide to follow my advice.

    Download either the free AVG or Avast antivirus programmes and either the free Zonealarm or Kerio firewall programmes from within this link - https://www.techspot.com/community/...lware-removal-preliminary-instructions.58138/

    Then, disconnect from the net and completely uninstall Symantec/Norton. If you have any problems in uninstalling the programme, take a look at this thread - https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic57112.html

    Once you`ve completely uninstalled Symantec/Norton, reboot your system and install whichever firewall programme you chose, followed by whichever antivirus programme you chose. Reboot your system the required number of times and reconnect to the net. Run the antivirus updates.
  3. VGDictator

    VGDictator TS Rookie

    I may be less biased than rik here, but I must agree on the course of action. =|
  4. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    according to it's location you can delete it: Quarantined file-not good file.
  5. mitomobo

    mitomobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    thank you RIK,VGDictator and Char_X..i think i will follow Char_X advice first..
  6. Essex

    Essex TS Rookie Posts: 22

    Recommendations from this side... go the Avast! route. Recent experiences have prompted me to stay with the Avast! anti-virus programs as I have found free AVG has let a few virus's thru* into the boot sector..... even when regularly updated.
    Avast! has an effective pre-boot scan and I use this rather than the previous SOPHOS pre boot for ID'ing.
    Adware scanner?... recommend Ad-Aware, also free and updateable. Has kept *my delinquent clients' PCs clean and frantic calls of infections negligible + Avast! doesn't hog the memory as much for speed. Definitely a user friendly prog for most people. (And the developers are a great bunch). ;)
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