I have tried and failed to delete a c:\windows\temp\adobe folder - and/or the 512 (545 MB)
outlandishly named files it contains - both before and after removing the Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.
I tried using Windows' Disk Cleanup, Spybot S & D's shredder, Webroot Window Washer,
and the MS-DOS 'del' command (both in a DOS window and booting in DOS).
This is annoying, as it prevents me from cleaning and defragmenting my hard drive.
Do I have to erase the whole hard drive and start from scratch or is there a way?
At the end of this post, I included a screenshot of the 4 first files (with the 1st highlighted)
in MS-DOS editor, so you can see how weird these names are...
Machine: Dell XPS 500 Mhz Pentium lll, 256 MB memory, 20 GB hard drive
Operating system: Windows 98 SE
Software: Microsoft Office 2000, Firefox browser, Thunderbird email client
Security: ZoneAlarm firewall, avast! 4 antivirus, SpywareBlaster, Spybot S & D resident
Everything on my machine is kept scrupulously up to date and I run regular scans
(using Ad-Aware SE as well).
Thank you for reading this and for any suggestion.