View Full Version : Temp Internet Files won't delete

13-11-2005, 12:05 PM
I have this problem with some cookies in my Temporary Internet Files folder, when I connect to the internet I get problems, I clear the problems but everytime I connect back it comes. When I was clearing files I noticed three cookies that would not delete. One of them says it is active until the year 2035, another is active until 2015. I have tried a number of ways to delete these.
1. Turn off system restore and delete........nothing
2. Go into Safe mode and delete...............nothing
3. Changed the clock to the year 2040 and delete..............nothing
4. Go into a command prompt and used the erase command.....nothing.
How can I get rid of these, as I suspect that it is these that are causing my problems, or do I bite the bullet and format and re-install.


13-11-2005, 12:06 PM
BTW: It's Windows XP Pro


mark c
13-11-2005, 12:13 PM
Pressf1 Malware FAQ (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/faq.php?faq=pressf1_faqs_security#faq _Pressf1_faq_16)

Have a look at that. Have you checked for spyware/adware/malware?

13-11-2005, 12:18 PM
Yep checked with Adaware, Spybot, Trendmicro House Call, Panda ActiveScan, CWS all say nothing found.

13-11-2005, 12:29 PM
Try using the CCleaner: U can download it from here > http://www.ccleaner.com/download125.asp

Install and Just run it, and itll get rid of all cookies and Temp files for you, including index.dat recent files etc. :thumbs:

14-11-2005, 09:10 AM
Installed CCleaner, Stinger, Done the Online Trojan scanner but these three files are still sitting in my Temporary Internet Files, is there anything else I can try or do I have to format and reload?


mark c
14-11-2005, 09:17 AM
Try using Spybot to get rid of them. Mode/advanced/Tools/Secure shredder.

14-11-2005, 09:20 AM


mark c
14-11-2005, 09:51 AM
Yeah moveonboot's a hottie. Never used it (never had to). Had it in the back of my mind but since I'm not familiar with it didn't get around to mentioning it.