Posted 26 January 2006 - 12:48 AM
My computer (XP Home - version 2002) has been invaded by zip files that I cannot locate to delete. I estimate tens of thousand of these files are now on my C drive, resulting in free space being reduced dramatically. I only know these files exist when I run my AVG anti-virus program and they pop us as objects being scanned.
This problem started soon after I clicked on a zip file after downloading from a file sharing program (Limewire). Soon after I started receiving thousands of zip files to a shared folder, which I deleted daily. However, after eventually removing Limewire and the shared folder from the system I discovered zip files were still being sent to my C drive and stored in C:\Documents and Settings\Windows\Complete\file name.zip:\Video.exe
I cannot find a Complete folder in Documents and Settings\Windows. Searches for *.zip, *.exe and *.video exe have proved fruitless. I've also tried deleting cookies/deleting files and deleting all offline content through the Tools option in Internet Explorer, without any apparent success.
I'm a computer novice, so I hope I have posted enough information and it makes sense! Any help would be much appreciated.