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Generic Mount Device
I have a test bed PC that I periodically play with to see if any bad things happen before I make big changes to my working PC. I use a restored image of my current C (OS) drive to boot into this PC.
Today I was playing around with deleting Norton Security (5 devices/no backup) to see it's effects on my system. I used Windows 10 delete apps function in settings and deleted Norton Security. Everything seemed fine. I then ran the Norton Removal tool (telling it I would not be reinstalling) to see if it cleaned up any leftovers. When I finished and rebooted, there was an extra item in my Device Manager that was not there before using the removal tool.
An extra entry appeared: Generic Mount Device and below it there was a yellow banger on Generic Mount Control Device. Checking properties it said: A device (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternative driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32). Under drivers it showed 2 drivers. (I can provide that if important).
Anyway, what happened? What did the Norton removal tool remove? Is that an important device? What does it do? Do I need it? I have the option to disable it but I have no idea what Norton did or why? Any ideas with this? I don't plan on removing Norton from my working PC at this time but would like to know about this for the future if I don't plan on moving to Norton 360 as I still have 9 months to go on my current Norton Security subscription.
Thanks for any information on this.