Can't delete nasty adware stuff

  SPQR 18:23 23 Mar 2005

In my c drive, a file called 'temp'has come to my attention, i do not know it if it was there before, or should be. It is full of files though such as 'edowpack' and 'cxtpls_loader_ff'- which mcafee and adware spy both pick up as being unwanted programs/ adware/ trojan. Errors keep appearing saying that they cannot start, and a explorer error thing comes up. None of my adware or virus programs can remove them, and if i try to manually remove them, it says i cant, because the drive may be write protected or not full etc.
How do i remove them?

  AndySD 18:25 23 Mar 2005

Try booting into safe mode and run your antivirus there.

  SPQR 18:28 23 Mar 2005

i have tried running it in safe boot, and deleting them that way, but when i reboot normally, they reappear! (could this be some breach in my security? i dont run a firewall between this and the old pc (network) - other than that, all my security is set as high as is resonable?

  AndySD 18:31 23 Mar 2005

In safe mode try going to the temp folder and the temp internet folder and delete all the files and folders inside each.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:32 23 Mar 2005

May I introduce killbox that will delete any file on a rebooty ;-))).... click here


  JaßîsFaß ˜ 18:34 23 Mar 2005


  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:34 23 Mar 2005

......and there is always Freefile........... click here


  AndySD 18:35 23 Mar 2005

Cheers GANDALF <|:-)> I will try it.

  SPQR 18:43 23 Mar 2005

well going in safe boot and deleting them seems to have worked for now. how can i stop them from ever coming back though? I have the latest mcafee security centre and adware spy, (with it configured for a network) and they dont seem to stop it.

  SPQR 21:15 23 Mar 2005


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