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2.6 million temp internet files- please help

  1. #11

    Posts : 7
    Win7 and Win8

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Have you tried:

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    Thank you again for replying David. Disc cleanup would not search in the system32 folder. I can't remember if I used CCleaner on her machine. I regularly use it on my own. I'll have to try it on hers. I will post back............

    On a separate (but possibly connected?) note: The machine has been running Spyhunter4 for 26 hours now. It has detected 355 infections. The ones that stand out are the Accoona toolbar and Her machine is off the network for the time being- All infections will be removed when the scan completes, whenever that may be........ Perhaps one of these infections is what has been denying my ability to delete temp files?

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  2. #12

    Posts : 89
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Dude, backup her stuff and wipe the disk and install fresh, you'll thank yourself later.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Open 'Run' dialog, enter 'temp' (without quotes), select all and shift delete; do the same with %temp% and prefetch. May take a while though.
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  4. #14

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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Here's a little freeware from Nirsoft CleanAfterMe - Clean Registry entries and files in your system
    I use it every day to keep my system clean. Just download and run

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