Adware problems

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  1. trez157

    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    The other day when I got home from work, I found all this new crap on my desktop. I went to uninstall it all, even ran Spybot and Norton Antivirus to make sure everything was gone. Well, Norton found 4 files which I had to delete in safe mode. After I did that, I ran Norton again and lo and behold, it found one more file. This one. I can't seem to find or get rid of. Norton can't erase it, and when I go to the folder where it says it is, I can't locate it. What am I doing wrong? The file name is Del2.tmp. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Make sure explorer is set to show you hidden files.
     
  3. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Where is it located? What directory is it in?

    Also, try booting into safe mode and running adaware, spybot, etc. from there - they should be able to delete everything - try that with NAV too although I'm not sure if it will run in safe mode or not.
     
  4. trez157

    trez157 You can't trust freedom when it's not in your hand

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    It only gets detected by Norton. When I run a file search in Windows, it does not locate the file. I tried searching in safe mode too, no dice. How can I make sure there are no hidden files when I look in a folder?
    I set explorer to show hidden files, but I can't find it still
     
  5. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Check the other setting in explorer (just scroll down from where you enabled hidden files) called "Die operating system files (recommended)."

    Then explorer should show you everything.
     

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