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Malware In Temp File But Cannot Delete


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#1 monika

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:37 PM

hello,

I am using avast antivirus program and recently it has been reporting several malware viruses in C:/documents and sttings/local settings/temp/AAWTMP which has several more subdirectories under numbers (like [C105315156]) I do not know how I got these on my computer as these subdirectories appear to be empty and yet avast reports malware in them. I tried to delete them but anytime I go back to Temp file they are back there like I never deleted them. Do not know how to get rid of them...

Any ideas...

Thank a lot...

Monika xxx

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 06:39 PM

Try the following :

Read this
there is a solution

if not :

Download install and update Ccleaner
After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back ups
Now Start up in safe mode
Do two runs

1) Click on problems and tick all. Click on analyse. At the end you will be prompted for storing a backup.
This will be stored, as a default, in My documents.
2) Click on cleaner click on analyse and accept all files to be removed.

or

Have you checked the folder's Properties?
Right click the folder, and select Properties.
Make sure it's not set to Read-only.
If it is, uncheck it, click Apply, and click OK.
Now try to delete it.

If none of the above works, here are a couple of programs, you can try:

Eraser
Unlocker
Delete DEoctor

There's also this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that might be helpful:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP

#3 buddy215

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 06:46 PM

You may want to read the posts in the link below.
http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=132

Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

Post a Hijack This log in the appropriate forum by following the directions in the link below.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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