virus and diskspace

Acer / Travelmate 242lc
December 4, 2009 at 21:04:07
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Celeron 2.4 Ghz - 256 DDR SRDRAM
1) the disk space on my computer C drive is running down every day despite that i m not downloading anything. i have 'cleaned diskspace' three times and deleted temp files that 'disk clean up' provided. i ve checked 'Temp' folder in 'Local Settings' and it has many files - some named such as 'fla54.tmp' are 149 mb! Can the contents of 'Temp' folder be deleted safely or they are needed for some purpose? - given that this folder has subfolders such as 'Temporary Internet Files'.

2) i ran AVG anti-virus (free edition). it didnt find any infection but the 'Warning' list included 'Found Tracking Cookie' Is this a reason to worry - if so, what is the cure?

3) When I clicked 'ask a question' on this site, i opted for 'scan now' but i was still on the same page after it ran! I clicked 'ask a question' and again opted for 'scan now' but again the same thing. Third time, I actually chose 'no thanks' option on scan page to reach this query page.

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December 5, 2009 at 18:39:23
Please run RSIT.exe by random/random and post its logs.

Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from the following link and save it to your desktop.


1. Double click on RSIT.exe to launch program.
2.(Vista Users Only) Right click on the RSIT.exe icon and select "Run as Administrator" to run the program.
3. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
4. Your firewall may alert you that RSIT is requesting Internet access. Please allow it.
5.Once it has finished, two logs will open: log.txt<-- this will be maximized and info.txt<-- this will be minimized. Both logs will be located at C:\RSIT.exe.

Please post the contents of both logs (in separate post) in your next reply. It may take 3 to 4 post to get the entire log to us.

Download Gmer.exe from the following link.


1. Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.
2. Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.
3. Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.
4. Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
5. GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)
6. If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your NO.
7. Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.
8. When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.
9. Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.
•Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.

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