Anti-Virus Scanning ?

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Cheryl

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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.
 
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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
 
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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...
 

Cheryl

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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?
 
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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.
 
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