Solved Delete files in windows temp folder

July 28, 2013 at 12:45:37
Specs: Windows Vista
Hello,
My OS is Vista. I am trying to remove all files from my windows temp file. Most of the items in the temp folder I am able to remove by using select all then delete. The one I am not able to remove is called boot_interprosses it says it is a file folder. When I try to remove I get the error destination folder access denied. I have tried to use Unlock to try to unlock the file and then delete but that did not work. When I open the file skype_c2c_messaging_mutex appears. How do I delete this file and prevent it from returning? Please provide clear easy to understand instructions.
Also daily I get files/folders in the temp file that start with avg_ is there a way of preventing these from returning?

Thanks for any and all help.


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August 1, 2013 at 08:09:47
I would suggest before you load any utilities to simply do this the recommended way instead of your freelance way.

Accessories/system tools/disk cleanup

check everything and run it. Then review your temp folder. There maybe things still there but its due to the system using them.

You should review what antivirus you are using if you are infected with malware. It apparently didn't do its job.

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July 28, 2013 at 14:50:26
They are temporary files and folders that are used by the system and your virus checker. Unless they are huge and you are very short of space then there is no need to remove them at all. Doing so makes no difference to performance and risks screwing up the system.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
July 29, 2013 at 05:08:22
Try emptying the temp folder from Safe Mode. Also, download/install CCleaner & use it regularly. The latest "slim" version hasn't been released yet so pay attention during the installation & make sure no bundled software gets installed.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...


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#3
July 30, 2013 at 18:09:12
"boost_interprocess"
You will need to run Combofix.

Run ComboFix. Copy & Paste the contents of the log please. ComboFix's log should be located at C:\COMBOFIX.TXT.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...
http://www.forospyware.com/sUBs/Com...
A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...
http://www.winhelp.us/index.php/gen...
Manually restoring the Internet connection
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/com...
"There are circumstances ComboFix will hang, crash or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable other real-time protection tools or the presence of CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. Also, depending on how badly a system is infected, ComboFix may take longer to complete its routine than it normally does or fail to run properly. While that is not normal behavior, it is not unusual"
Run Defogger
http://majorgeeks.com/Defogger_d708...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
This program can enable and disable CD emulation, often required in removing difficult malware. Some CD Emulation programs use a hidden driver that may be seen as a rootkit or that will interfere with the proper operation of the anti-rootkit scanner.
If you think it's frozen, look at the computer clock.
If it's running, Combofix is still working.
Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.
NOTE:
ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed.
***It's strongly recommended to have the Recovery Console installed before doing any malware removal.***
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will automatically proceed with its scan.
The Recovery Console provides a recovery/repair mode should a problem occur during a Combofix run.
Allow ComboFix to download the Recovery Console.
Accept the End-User License Agreement.
The Recovery Console will be installed.
You will then get this next prompt that asks if you want to continue the malware scan, select yes.
If after running Combofix you discover none of your programs will open up, and you recieve the following error: "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion". Then the answer is to REBOOT the machine, and all will be corrected.
Can't Install an Antivirus - Windows Security Center still detects previous AV
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Vir...
We are almost ready to start ComboFix, but before we do so, we need to take some preventative measures so that there are no conflicts with other programs when running ComboFix. At this point you should do the following:
* Close all open Windows including this one.
* Close or disable all running Antivirus, Antispyware, and Firewall programs as they may interfere with the proper running of ComboFix. Instructions on disabling these type of programs can be found in this topic.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
Once these two steps have been completed, double-click on the ComboFix icon found on your desktop. Please note, that once you start ComboFix you should not click anywhere on the ComboFix window as it can cause the program to stall. In fact, when ComboFix is running, do not touch your computer at all. The scan could take a while, so please be patient.


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August 1, 2013 at 08:09:47
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I would suggest before you load any utilities to simply do this the recommended way instead of your freelance way.

Accessories/system tools/disk cleanup

check everything and run it. Then review your temp folder. There maybe things still there but its due to the system using them.

You should review what antivirus you are using if you are infected with malware. It apparently didn't do its job.

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
How to properly post a question:
Sorry no tech support via PM's

message edited by wanderer


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