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Offline Lotan

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cmak in program files after windows update?
« on: July 19, 2016, 02:51:15 PM »
so after a windows update ive noticed that i now have a folder named cmak in both program files and program files (x86). From a google search cmak is "The Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) is a tool that you can use to customize the remote connection experience for users on your network " it seems like a microsoft program that downloaded with the windows updates and i was wondering how do i uninstall it.

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 03:46:54 PM »
cmak is part of the Intel driver and software update utility ( not part of Windows updates ), Intel update utility should be listed in your Programs and Features but you'll still have to manually delete the leftover cmak files after uninstalling.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2016, 03:50:39 PM by CraigB »

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2016, 07:13:01 PM »
well i dont have an Intel update utility installed and the cmak folders creation date is the exact same time as the windows updates on the 13th of july. ive even uploaded the cmak.exe.mui which was in the foulder to virus total and it is signed by microsoft
https://virustotal.com/en/file/e8bfe65cd8a32254e327552748b64ba056a6d36e426664cc410d102cfe100d1f/analysis/1468932794/

i cant delete the folders ether as in both cmak.exe.mui says i need permission from "trusted installer" to delete the file.
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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 08:03:01 PM »
It's possible the files are used by some other program I guess, cmak turned up for me a couple of days ago when I used the Intel update utility to search for new INF chipset drivers.

After uninstalling the utility I removed the cmak file leftovers which you need to take ownership of to remove.

You can add the take ownership script to your context menu by downloading and installing the script here http://www.askvg.com/add-take-ownership-option-in-file-folder-context-menu-in-windows-vista/

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 09:54:20 PM »
well i use windows 10 and i searched on some other forums and other people have noticed these folders show up after a windows update too

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 02:18:02 AM »
This is definitely something to do with Win 10 update, as it is now the latter part of July, the OP posted mid July, I also had an update and just noticed the folder as well. Nothing to worry about, just "residue". Doesn't take up any real space. Windows loves to leave stuff behind.

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 08:10:07 AM »
i wasnt worried about it i just dont know what it does and was for. anyway i recently forcefully took ownership of the folders and files and deleated them

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 02:02:37 PM »
You can find out more about the Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) here:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771679(v=ws.11).aspx
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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 02:08:50 PM »
the main question is why did windows update download it?

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 02:35:48 PM »
the main question is why did windows update download it?
A question to ask Microsoft. :)
It was installed on 7/23/2016 on my system so I deduce that it may have something to do with the upcoming Redstone update.

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2016, 06:59:36 PM »
well for me it never installed i dont think as i couldnt find anything related to it in programs and features

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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2016, 07:06:59 PM »
well for me it never installed i dont think as i couldnt find anything related to it in programs and features
I should have phrased my reply better. It was downloaded onto my system on 7/23/2016.
It was not installed just as on your system the files including the .msi are still in the downloaded folder.
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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2016, 08:10:54 PM »
i dont know if its related but in the windows update advanced options i do have "give me updates for other microsoft products" enabled and it will not uncheck.

nvm had to log into my computer under my admin account to uncheck it
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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2016, 09:38:26 PM »
It's not being removed from my systems. :)
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Re: cmak in program files after windows update?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2016, 08:25:16 AM »
you need to take ownership away from trusted installer first and switch it to your normal everyday account before you can do anything with it