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C:\Documents and Settings\-------\Local Settings\Temp

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by futrade, Jun 30, 2005.

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  1. futrade

    futrade Thread Starter

    Jun 28, 2005
    question... i seem to have a bunch of crap in this folder that always brings the trojan in and hides it with files that have come from popups... can i delete everything in this folder and not cause problems for my computer
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Hi futrade

    Yes, you can delete everything in the Temp folder.

    The best time to empty the Temp folder is right after a reboot, some programs place files in the Temp folder and will deny the deletion since the file is currently being used.

    If you want, you can send the items to the Recycle Bin for a few days, if something seems to be running differently after emptying the Temp folder, you can restore the items from the Recycle Bin.

    If any of the files in the Temp folder is a virus or trojan, obviously, you would not to keep those hanging around, so run a couple virus scans, links below.

    To help clean up your system:
    Run an online Anti-Virus scan from at least one and preferably 2 of the following sites

    Download, Install and check each of the following Spyware tools for updates:
    (If you already have the following, please make sure it is the latest version and has been updated)

    • Ad-Aware SE 1.06:
      Click on Full System Scan and deselect Search for negligible risk entries. Have Ad-Aware SE remove what it finds.
    • Spybot-S&D 1.4:
      Have it fix what it finds marked in Red.
    • Spyware Blaster 3.4:
      Click on Updates > Check for Updates Switch to Protection
      Under Quick Tasks click Enable All Protection. Close Spyware Blaster.
    After running your online virus scans and scanning with with Ad-Aware SE and Spybot S&D,
    close all programs, reboot to complete the removal process.

    Let us know if that helps or not.
  3. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    The existence of files in this temp folder does not cause infections by trojans or viruses.
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