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Deleting Unwanted User Accounts & Files/cookies


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#1 Bajan Elf

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 11:25 AM

Hello,

I'm a Windows XP Home Edition user, and I'm not sure if this is a potential problem, but I just hate unwanted things on my comp.

Sometime last year I deleted two user accounts from my system, but kept some of the files (which may have gotten deleted because I didn't have a use for them anymore). My comp got infected with some spyware this morning and I have managed to get it off thanks to this forum. Following on of the tutorials, it suggested also running Panda's Active Scan to make sure I didn't have anymore infected or unwated malicious files on the computer - so I did this. I kept a copy of the Activescan log when it was completed, and had a look at it. I noticed that the two user accounts I deleted some while back, had cookies... for example -

"C:\Documents and Settings\Kelly\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\ry8ql9ch.slt\cookies.txt[.mediaplex.com/]"

The name "Kelly" was one of the user accounts I deleted. The Activescan is also listing a few more of these and labeling them as Spyware:Cookie/Mediaplex (or whatever).

I just want to know if there is a way to get rid of these "cookies" that aren't supposed to there since they got "deleted"... :thumbsup:




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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 11:31 AM

Welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Go to: Start > My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings
What folders do you see there with user names on them? Are these some of the old user names? I suppose you could always delete these unused folders if wanted, at least 'delete' them to the recycle bin.
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#3 Bajan Elf

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 12:45 PM

:thumbsup: Aha!

I think what I did was just copy and paste some of the files I wanted from the other user accounts and put them in a shared folder, so I could access them in my own account. I didn't know they were all saved somewhere...

Much thanks!


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Posted 14 May 2006 - 12:49 PM

You are welcome, Lisa.
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