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"...