sw?? help, what is this...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by burger011, Feb 22, 2003.

  1. burger011 macrumors regular

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    Recently I noticed on, after clicking on my Hard Drive to pull up my applications folder, a folder called "sw" (it says it was created Jan 14th 2003). Anyway, I have no idea what it is or does.

    I opened it and found the following files which I don't have an application to open any of tme according to my computer.

    libcrypto.0.9.6.dylib
    libcurl.2.0.2.dylib
    libcurl.2.dylib
    libdl.0.dylib
    libssl.0.9.6.dylib

    Anyone know what this is and/or should I worry about it at all?

    Thanks

    burger
     
  2. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

    FredAkbar

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    Santa Barbara, CA
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    There are some programs (especially Norton programs, but others as well) that like to create little folders full of crap on your hard drive. You probably shouldn't worry about it...I think I saw mention of an "sw" folder in some other thread, and it was just from some program.

    --Fred
     
  3. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

    RBMaraman

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    Did you install Fink? Or, did you recently install Virex 7.2? It's something from one of those programs. For me, when I installed Virex 7.2, that folder was installed. I logged in as root, deleted it, and then Virex stopped working. Just leave it. It's not destroying your system or doing anything bad.
     
  4. burger011 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info...

    I did intall Virex 7.2, good thing I didn't delete it.

    burger
     

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