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Window temp internet folder question

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by sancou, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. sancou

    sancou Thread Starter

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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?
    Thanks in Advance!
    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.
     
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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.
     
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    There are many subfiles under this folder and all seem to contain .jpg, .gif and htm or html files.....
     
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    Most likely those are just cached images of a web page you visited.
     
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