Temporary Internet zero Byte Files wont delete

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geralds

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Found that my temporary internet files area is filling with zero byte files and MS Internet Explorer command wont delete those files. Seems to be adding consecutive numbered files about 20 per day. They erase fine with windows explorer as long as I dont wait two months to do it. I am changing to Firefox but would still like to solve this problem.
 

flavallee

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At a DOS command prompt, type in

del c:\windows\temporary internet files\*.*

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Do you know how to use HijackThis 1.99.0 and post a log here?

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geralds

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:29:28 PM, on 2/9/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGCC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGAMSVR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 6.0\READER\ACRORD32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOZILLA FIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE
D:\ZIP\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = D:\QUICKENW\inet\common\blank.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\INSTALLS\CPN\YCOMP5_5_7_0.DLL
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 6.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMPANION\INSTALLS\CPN\YCOMP5_5_7_0.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGCC.EXE /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_AMSVR] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVGFRE~1\AVGAMSVR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSJAVA.DLL
O15 - Trusted Zone: www.nero.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: www.sailrite.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.grainger.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.bestpower.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: www.theamazonbasin.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.theamazonbasin.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://forums.techguy.org
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.broadbandreports.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.routerlogin.net

O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst20040510.cab

Here is the log. I do know how to erase the files with dos. Just want to find why they are being added and why they dont delete on the INTERNET OPTION screen.

I dont know what the 016 item is, may have been added when I installed yahoo companion. I am setting my old computer up to handle that mail so probably will delete yahoo companion and related items from this one.
 

flavallee

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Your list of running processes looks good - nothing excessive and unnecessary.

You must've used Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 prior to posting a log because I see ACRORD32.EXE in the list - which doesn't need to run in the background.

I don't see any suspicious entries that need to be fixed.

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The O16 entry is an activeX control. Open the C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files folder and it'll likely be listed there. If you see any entries in there that show a status of "Damaged" or "Unknown", delete them.

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Getting in DOS mode is easy. As soon as you power on your computer, start tapping the F8 key. Don't stop until the black options menu screen appears. Use the arrow keys to select "Command Prompt Only", then press the Enter key.

At the C:\> prompt, type in

del C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\*.*

then press the Enter key.

Once the files have been deleted(hopefully), type in

WIN

then press the Enter key. Windows should then load.

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