Window temp internet folder question

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sancou

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In this folder even after deleting everything in it, there is a sub folder, content.IE5.... this is where a trojan is hiding, the dropper.... first question is how do I get rid of this dropper and second, is this folder necessary or can I delete the whole thing?
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sandy
 
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But is this folder safe to delete? I have it too and it contains well over 60,000 objects!! Since it IS a sub-directory of the Temporary Internet Files I would think it would be but it is too large for the Recycle Bin so would have to be deleted completely.
 

bassetman

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If it is filled with files that have a ~ in the name and end in .tmp you should be able to delete them.
Not sure about the whole folder, but I think it would be safe.
 

sancou

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There are many subfiles under this folder and all seem to contain .jpg, .gif and htm or html files.....
 

bassetman

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Most likely those are just cached images of a web page you visited.
 
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