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#1 fear014

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 01:38 PM

I had a user account on my computer ... i was downloading files from limewire, and then deleted them (they had like 0kb and 20kb and nothing useful) ... a few days later my user account was going bad so I deleted that (which is suppose to delete all the files) and then my bro checked on ContentAudit and some other website that we had all these files on our computer that werent deleted. They werent fully downloaded so there like T- 856536 Goes to neverland.avi ... etc and stuff like that. I have looked and I dont know where its coming from that its still on our computer. How do I delete those?

P.S. They were movie files

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#2 fear014

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 01:58 PM

I really need help guys!

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 05:13 PM

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

If that doesn't help, then:

Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 09:34 PM

Use Explorer and search your hard drive by file type. If you use P2P file sharing, heaven knows what malware you might have on your hard drive. A thorough anti-virus and anti-spyware scan should be a priority.
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:32 PM

When you install limewire, it makes file for all the accounts.....in this case after you download a file an cancel it, it goes to the incomplete folder....... on all user accounts not just on yours.

So, if your worried that the files are still there, dont.

Another tip, deleting the user account doesnt really cure anything.

Its also on any pc, to always have some kind of antispyware application......but i dont think this is spyware.




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