Using Windows XP. The hard drive is a 40 gig drive. After dealing with a number of spyware issues, I noticed a folder with somewhere around 87,000 files in it consuming 17.7 gigabytes of memory. The path is c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\AOL\UserProfiles\All Users\antiSpyware\quarantine\quarantine. It takes a good long cup of coffee just to query the contents of the folder. Lots of tmp files and zip files of varying sizes. The compressed files are numerically named. Is there any reason I should not just delete all of the files? I should say the system I refer to is not mine. I am attempting a fix of a friend's who along with her two sons left it wide open. There is now a firewall in place and antivirus software running. Adaware and Spybot still come up with issues, though not as severe. Got a bogged down system and wondered if the above mentioned large folder played a role.
Edited by FALCONLEADER, 18 January 2007 - 08:42 PM.