Download Program Files (DPF) for IE Browser

Q

What are Download Program Files (DPF) for Internet Explorer (IE) browser?

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A

Download Program Files (DPF) are special programs loaded in your computer system whenever Internet Explorer (IE) browser. A good example of DPF is Java VM.

Download Program Files (DPF) are stored in a special folder called: "C:\windows\Downloaded Program Files". If you look at your DPF folder, you will see some DPF entries like these:

  • Java Runtime Environment 1.4.2 - This is to support Java Applets in your IE browser.
  • MUWebControl Class - Microsoft Update Web Control
  • Shockwave Flash Object - Adobe Flash Player
  • Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool
  • YInstStarter Class - Yahoo! Inst Helper

HijackThis gives this interesting warning to DPF: Unfortunately, due to the lack of security of IE, malcious sites let IE automatically download porn dialers, bogus plugins, ActiveX Objects etc to this folder, which haunt you with popups, huge phone bills, random crashes, browser hijackings and whatnot.

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