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After watching system after system become infected, the temp and temporary internet file areas always seem to be full of unwanted and possibly re-infectious files. It might be a good idea to perform a clean out of these areas (windows\temp, documents and settings\%user%\local settings\temp, documents and settings\%user%\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5, and windows\prefetch).

Maybe something that is not selected automatically during the scan but as a detected item left unchecked but recommended to be performed (?).

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After watching system after system become infected, the temp and temporary internet file areas always seem to be full of unwanted and possibly re-infectious files. It might be a good idea to perform a clean out of these areas (windows\temp, documents and settings\%user%\local settings\temp, documents and settings\%user%\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5, and windows\prefetch).

Maybe something that is not selected automatically during the scan but as a detected item left unchecked but recommended to be performed (?).

Are you doing a complete scan when you find these left over?

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Are you doing a complete scan when you find these left over?

This is with both a quick and a full scan, while all network adapters are turned off to prevent additional component downloading or infection.

Settings utilized are pretty much factory default except that I set for it to ignore the "System Volume Information" folder, to scan all file types (except large files), and to scan the ADS.

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Are you doing a complete scan when you find these left over?

This is with both a quick and a full scan, while all network adapters are turned off to prevent additional component downloading or infection.

Settings utilized are pretty much factory default except that I set for it to ignore the "System Volume Information" folder, to scan all file types (except large files), and to scan the ADS.

If they are actual infections we detect, they should be cleaned up if they are executable files - you can always submit them to us if we don't clean them up and we can update our definitions.

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