NoAdware discovers files in C:\\

  Blyth 14:17 15 Sep 2006
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Whilst running NoAdware I note that it pauses several times while perusing files located in C:\\ How do I get to this directory to examine or delete these files.

Any advice gratefully received.

  ArrGee 14:18 15 Sep 2006

What files do you wish to delete? Do you know what these files actually do?

  Blyth 14:35 15 Sep 2006

Thanks ArrGee

The files include:
C:\\myPCsearch.exe
C:\\travel.ico
C:\\ezsb.exe
C:\\krroxwxigt.exe
and I would not delete them without first finding out whether they were potentially harmful. My current main interest is in trying to gain access to C:\\

Blyth

  mattyc_92 14:38 15 Sep 2006

You can't access the c:\ drive?

Do you get any error messages when double-clicking the drive?

  ArrGee 14:38 15 Sep 2006

In that case, just click on my computer, and select the c drive.

Also might be a good idea to try other spyware apps such as spybot and adaware (amongst others)

  mattyc_92 14:38 15 Sep 2006

Also, what operating system are you running?

  VoG II 14:40 15 Sep 2006

Is it really c:\\ not c:\ ?

Can you find them by searching for the file names?

  Blyth 14:48 15 Sep 2006

Thanks chaps

Yes I can access the C drive and view the directory structure but the C:\\ level is not shown.
File name searches do not list any of these files and they are not detected by current versions of Spybot and AVG (+Firewall).
The Op system is 98SE.

  mattyc_92 15:00 15 Sep 2006

Have you got the "Hidden Files" option ticked for the search options?
I haven't used Win98 for years, so I can't actually tell you where this option is located. Maybe another member can shed some light on where to find this option?

  Gongoozler 15:09 15 Sep 2006

If you open Windows Explorer, select Tools - Folder options - View, then untick "Do not show hidden files and folders", you should then be able to see the root of the C drive.

Seeing what you have in your computer I think you may need a more powerful malware scanner. If you have a broadband connection, I suggest an online scan with Ewido click here

  Gongoozler 15:11 15 Sep 2006

This is an example of what you have on your computer.

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