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#1 jerryc

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 02:56 PM

I had a virus that AVG found, actually a trojan, VBS Psyme, and the path was to Local settings/Temp Int Files/Content IE5. I think that the virus may have made many files in there, as there used to be about 4 and today there were at least 10, all with some temp files in them. Is this clear?
This is the situation.
there are two places for temp int files; one is windows/temp int files/content ie5, the other is windows/local settings/temp int files/content ie5. I don't know why this is, but anyway some or actually most TIF files are found in the latter. I did a scan, deleted the bad file, and rebooted. I had forgotten to delete the Temp files first. I just deleted the files in tools internet options delete files, checked all offline content. So now the first path is the same but in the 'local settings' path there had been about 10 different files with some tif's in them, now there's only one file, and it no longer has a 'desktop.ini' file in it. Is this going to be a problem, or should I move/copy desktop.ini to this file? Or??
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Posted 13 February 2005 - 02:42 PM

Do not worry about the desktop.ini. It does not hurt not being there.


Try these steps to make sure you get rid of all the temp files:

This process will clean out your Temp files and your Temporary Internet Files. Please do both steps:

Step 1:Delete Temp Files
To clean out your temp files, click on Start and then run, and type %temp% and press the ok button.

This should open up the temp directory that your machine uses. Please delete all files that are found there. If you get an error when deleting a file, skip that file and delete all the others. If you had trouble deleting a file, reboot into Safe Mode and follow this step again. You should now be able to delete all the files.

Step 2: Delete Temporary Internet Files
Now I want you to open up Internet Explorer, and click on the Tools menu and then Internet Options. At the General tab, which should be the first tab you are currently on, click on the Delete Files button and put a checkmark in Delete offline content. Then press the OK button. This may take quite a while, so do not be alarmed with how long it takes. When it is done, your Temporary Internet Files will now be deleted.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 06:14 PM

Thanks for that; nice details. I knew about TIF deletion but not the Temp. You answered the question, that desktop.ini doesn't matter. I had heard that it does and would affect the system so was concerned.
Related; how come, even though the box is checked, TIF does not delete at shutdown? It doesn't seem to matter if the box is checked or not, it does not delete them.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 08:42 PM

Which checkbox are you referring to exactly? In what program?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 12:37 AM

tools/int options/advanced
'empty TIF folder when browser is closed'

they are all there later. ??

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:04 AM

I am curious, I do not seem to have that option in winXP pro at the advanced tab.
I think I have run across it somewhere, though.
Could you show a screenshot per chance?

Edit: Here is what I get...
IE/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab 1
IE/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab 2
IE/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab 3
IE/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab 4
IE/Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab 5

Edited by phawgg, 14 February 2005 - 02:22 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:44 PM

I have it under the security tab. You have XP SP2?

Jerryc, its a known issue that even when you clean all the items from the TIF's it sometimes does not delete hidden files. Does that what seems like is happening with you?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:55 PM

I have SP2, couldn't find it "under the security tab" either. where?
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:01 PM

that's where I have it, in 98. I haven't checked the xp system yet. I don't remember if I saw the 'apply' box so maybe that's the prob. I'll do it again.
Yes, I know it isn't a total cureall, just wanted to delete some stuff on a more automatic basis, that takes up memory at startup.
Thx.




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