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Where is Local Setting located on WIN XP?

by Ley6451 / June 20, 2004 9:09 AM PDT

I found that I have 5 trojans on my computer, and I have to manual delete it according to Housecall. However it says its located in :\\documents and settings\my profile name\local settings\temp\msgked.exc ; it also says "_update,dat".

Someone please tell me where I can located local settings so i can manual delete these viruses. maybe then i can check my yahoo mail. thanks.

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Re: Where is Local Setting located on WIN XP?
by radean / June 20, 2004 10:20 AM PDT

Need to click on My Computer, Tools, Options, View, and select "Show hidden files and folders". Should see it then.
Hope this helps.

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Thank you!
by rx4joy / September 8, 2011 5:58 AM PDT

Yes, I'm still using the ancient XP. Why upgrade if it ain't broke?
Anyway, I'd done a ton of work on an Excel spreadsheet someone had emailed to me. I KNEW I'd saved the file, but all the searches couldn't locate it.
I finally decided to redo the hours of work (UGH!)
I went back to the email, opened the file, went to save it, and BOOM! There was the file in OLK82 (or something like that). I knew it was in the temporaries. Spent another 20 minutes trying to drill down.
Finally, decided to let Google save me again. Yep, found your answer and was into the file in less than a minute.
Blessings to you for sharing your knowledge!

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Re: Where is Local Setting located on WIN XP?
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 20, 2004 10:25 AM PDT

Browse to the C:\documents and settings\YOUR profile name\local settings\temp folder and delete all files and folders in it.
Then browse to the C:\Windows\Temp folder and delete all files in it.
Then in internet explore click tools>internet Options>General. Click on Delete Files make sure you get all offline content as well.

You also have to remove _update.dat !! Have also a look at response 6 HERE

HTH

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Re: Where is Local Setting located on WIN XP?
by Ley6451 / June 20, 2004 10:57 AM PDT

i'm just wondering, i did a housecall scan, and ssandbox, stilen, revop, briss, agent, debeski, small, etc.. they seem like trojans. and are located in system volume infomation, and I have no clue as to how to get rid of them, or where its locationed. where do i go to switch to DOS mode, and then back to windows mode?

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Re: Where is Local Setting located on WIN XP?
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 20, 2004 11:14 AM PDT

Hi:)

they seem like trojans. and are located in system volume infomation, and I have no clue as to how to get rid of them, or where its locationed.

You ONLY have to disable system restore - here is HOW to do it:

hen Disable system restore: Instructions here

scan again - you will see now you are clean.

ENABLE system restore again and make a NEW restore point !

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Re: Where is Local Setting located on WIN XP?
by Ley6451 / June 20, 2004 11:32 AM PDT

i'm computer illiterate, but i did the disable system restore, then scanned it with housecall, then enabled the restore, but how do you make a NEW RESTORE POINT? sorry tons and tons of questions. been sitting the computer for most of the day. Happy

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Re: Where is Local Setting located on WIN XP?
by Donna Buenaventura / June 20, 2004 12:23 PM PDT

To create restore points:

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

2. In the System Restore dialog box, click Create a restore point, and then click Next.

3. Type a description for your restore point, such as "Before Office XP", then click Create.

If your system fails, press F8 in the boot menu, and then click Last known good configuration. Windows XP restores your system to the most recent restore point.

Note: It is OK not to create a restore point manually, Windows will automatically create for you IF you will enable System Restore again. They are created daily and at the time of significant system events (such as when an application or driver is installed).

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