1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Anti-Virus Scanning ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Cheryl, Sep 19, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2001
    Messages:
    663
    Awhile back I had downloaded "leak test" to see where my computer might be vulnerable.

    I did a anti-virus scan and what came up was "potentially unwanted program" (the leak test file). McAffee asked me if I wanted to delete it or quarantine it. I deleted it. Now when I do another scan it keeps showing up.

    It looks like it is stored in : C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\content.IE5\E127QE01\Leak Test\(1).exe

    How and what steps can I perform to get rid of it permanently?

    Thank you.
     
  2. SexyTech

    SexyTech

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,460
    Hi There!

    For starters,
    Make sure that you're logged in as "Jeff".

    then go to Internet Options & Delete the Temporary Internet Files and re-scan the system.


    Good Luck!

    ST
     
  3. KeithKman

    KeithKman

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,983
    Do this:

    Open Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options -> delete cookies, delete files (select off-line content), clear history. Then click ok. Then re-scan system...
     
  4. Cheryl

    Cheryl Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2001
    Messages:
    663
    I did that previously (before I scanned) and it still showed up. So I guess there is another place it is being stored.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2000
    Messages:
    45,855
    Reboot and do not open IE

    Go to Start > Run and enter: cmd

    A Command shell should open and you should be at the prompt:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff

    Enter: cd "local settings" (include the quotes)

    You should now be at:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Local Settings>

    enter:

    rd /s "Temporary Internet Files" (include the quotes)

    and when prompted confirm with a 'y'

    You will probably be informed the "index.dat" file could not be deleted because it is being used. That is ok, the rest of the files are what you want to remove anyway, not index.dat.
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Similar Threads - Anti Virus Scanning
  1. flavallee
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    182
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/165911

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice