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delete content.ie5 on windows xp

by chopsuey / March 15, 2005 5:43 PM PST

hey!
i have a problem, because i have sypware/malware in my pc and i cant delete it!
the NAV can find the files - appwarp - but cant delete! He says that the virus is in temporary internet files\content.ie5 but i go there and there isnt any content.ie5! i tried everything, like spybot, adware, torjan hunters, xoftspy but the popups keep appearing!even with microsoft antispyware installed the popups appears! it blocks but doesnt stop!
Can anybody help me with this!
thanks

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Try these couple of things!
by Powlaz / March 16, 2005 3:54 AM PST

OK, let's assume that this is a simple fix. For a simple fix you should be able to open Windows Explorer (right click Start > Explore)
Tools (at the top)
Folder Options
Advanced
Select "View Hidden Files and Folders"
Now go to your Temporary Internet Files folder
Click Content. IE5 folder so all it's subfolders show up on the right
Delete all those pesky folders. (It's OK, they'll regenerate after reboot, no harm done but contents will disappear)
See if it shows up in the next scan!

More complicated cleanings would have you start the computer into Safe Mode and run all those great tools you have AND delete the contents of the Temp, Temporary Internet Files, and Content.IE5 folders.

Of course this fix could be for naught. In Safe Mode Windows only opens the programs it needs to run, right. So you might delete the bad files but if there is a worm or ad-server that is hiding in an .exe or .dll it will force this pesky little file to regenerate next time you start the computer into "Normal" Windows.

For hoots, download the free versions of Ewido or A2Squared, update and run a scan (Safe Mode or Normal)of your PC for a buried Trojan Horse or Worm that your Anti-virus software didn't catch.

Let me know how this turns out for you.

BTW: Check out snapfiles.com and search for iLSystem Wiper. A wonderful, although simplistic, utility that will clean your temp, temporary internet files, cache, MRU's etc. at the click of a button. This should simplify cleaning the "garbage" off your system. Note: content.ie5 will not be cleaned with a utility.

Po

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thanks!
by chopsuey / March 16, 2005 8:13 PM PST

I tried the ewido and he cleaned almost everything i think! The sypware i had in the content.ie5 doesnt exist now! the file that was inside content was appwrap[1].exe. The only thing that still appears sometimes is popups, like "loading website" and "pay popup"! I tried also de Milshield but the popups still going on!For the popups i dont know what to do!

Thanks for the help!

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If these are pop-up ads
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 8:51 PM PST
In reply to: thanks!

download and install Ad-Aware SE Personal from http://www.lavasoftusa.com It's free.

When installed, open the program and download it's updated definitions file immediately, then scan your computer with it.

Hopefully this will remove those annoying ads.

Mark

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files undeleted
by chopsuey / March 16, 2005 10:59 PM PST

I scan the system with adware and erased all the things that was found. Then i scaned with spybot and he report teh IGETNET and CommonHijacker but cant delet it, i mean he deletes but if i tried to sacn again he reports the same files!
The popups still in the PC and i can resolve it!
I already try the Adware SE, spybot,Xoftspy, Milshield, ewido, aluria... All this programs no good results!!!

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Next step chopsuey
by roddy32 / March 16, 2005 11:07 PM PST
In reply to: files undeleted

HijackThis would be your best option now IMO. HijackThis is a great tool but is dangerous if used without knowing exactly what to delete with it so there are forums that have experts that have been trained in using it so I would suggest bring your log to one of them. Please be patient with whoever you bring your log to, they are very busy. You'll have to join whichever forum you decide to bring it to but that is not a big deal and is the same as joining CNET.

HijackThis download locations:
http://castlecops.com/zx/Merijn/hijackthis.zip
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip
http://downloads.subratam.org/hijackthis.zip

Current version of HijackThis is 1.99.1 (released Feb. 16, 2005)

Where to put and how to use HijackThis:

It is important that you run HijackThis.exe in its own folder so the backup files that HijackThis file will create will not be accidentally deleted.

Open 'My Computer', then double-click to open C:\ (or the drive letter that your Windows is installed)
In the menu bar, click File-->New-->Folder.
That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis". Now you have C:\HJT\ or C:\HijackThis\ folder. Put your HijackThis.exe there, and double click to run it.

Click 'Scan' button. Click 'Save log' button. Save the 'hijackthis.log' in your desktop. Copy and paste the content of 'hijackthis.log' and post it at one of these forums. Just follow the links on these for HJT.

http://www.computercops.biz/

http://forums.spywareinfo.com/

Other forums that offer HijackThis analysis can be found in http://www.a-sap.org/

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Hijack This...
by Edward ODaniel / March 16, 2005 11:32 PM PST
In reply to: files undeleted

Roddy has given you some very good suggestions/instructions for using it.

Sometimes after posting the log it takes a while for responses. There are two sites that perform an automatic analysis. Anything they label as critical or severe can be eliminated but the rest I would suggest waiting for a second opinion at one of the sites Roddy suggested.

The two automatic analysis sites (and I suggest using both) are:
http://hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
and
http://www.help2go.com/modules.php?name=HJTDetective

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HijackThis Log
by chopsuey / March 17, 2005 12:57 AM PST
In reply to: Hijack This...

I downloaded the software and posted the log file in the castlecops forum!
I hope they response quickly!

I also registed in the help2go but the confirmation takes 24h to conclude!

In the automaticaly analysis teh result was 3 nasty and others unknown!

I will wait for the response of the castlecops forum!

thanks again for the help!

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(NT) (NT) Good Luck chopsuey
by roddy32 / March 17, 2005 1:15 AM PST
In reply to: HijackThis Log
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How I deal with content ie5 folders and corrupted temp files
by uclid123 / April 25, 2010 12:04 AM PDT

I don't know if this will be of any help to you,

I run two XP systems on my computer in two different 32-bit partitions under a program called "System Commander. Note, apart from system commander allowing you to run many systems on your computer it has an amazing partition manager. You can erase and create partitions in the matter of a few minutes

Scroll across the following text to highlight it. Then press the CTRL and the C keys to copy it. Then when in your Internet browser just click on the website display and press on the CTRL and the V key to paste it in.

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=system+commander+download&meta=&aq=1&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=system+commander&gs_rfai=

On my computer I use one XP system for interneting and the other XP system for everything else. This system never connects to the Internet.

It is quite a simple task about 2 minutes to simply delete the Temporary Internet files folder on the XP Internet system and then simply copy the uncorrupted Temporary Internet files folder from your safe XP system to the disk or partition that your Internet system is on.

You can also use this second system to backup and restore the whole of your windows Internet XP system.

You can even use it to bulletproof your computer as I have done.

From your second XP system Copy all the files and folders from your windows folder to a new folder called Wundows. Copy all files and folders from Program Files to a folder called program1. Copy all your files and folders from Documents and Settings to a folder called Docos.

Right if you have a bad corruption that trashes your XP Internet system. Simply go into your second safe system. Rename your Windows, Program files and documents and settings to Trash1, Trash2 and Trash3.

Then simply rename your Wundows folder to Windows. You?re Program1 to Program files and the Docos folder to Documents and settings.

Then you can delete the trash1, 2 and 3 folders. Re-start your computer and go straight back into your original uncorrupted safe Internet system.

Before you start interneting, go back into your second XP system
and create and copy the three folders Wundows, Program1 and Docos.

Good luck.

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