How to Clean a Temporary Folder
In many cases, infected files and archives with infected files are detected
inside temporary folders. These folders are used to store files that
were used for a short period of time, e.g. during the installation
of some software. The location of these folders varies and can be one
of the following:
- C:\Documents and
- C:\Documents and Settings\Guest\Local
- C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local
where <user_name> is your Windows user name.
Make sure that
your Windows Explorer is configured to show all files, including system
and hidden ones:
- In Windows Explorer, select Folder Options from the Tools menu.
- Click on the View tab and select the Show hidden files and folders option.
the temporary folders:
- Go to the temporary folder where the infection was detected.
- Select all
files and subfolders and press the Delete button on the keyboard, or
select Delete from the File menu.
Warning! Be careful when deleting files. Make sure that you are deleting
files inside th temporary folders only. Otherwise you may damage your