Adware in the Recycler dir?

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Paul, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Norton 2005 anti virus finds file Del6.tmp, threat name Adware.180Search and
    file Del6.tmp, threat name Adware.ZangoSearch, both items info: "The file
    E:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-682003330-1004336348-2147153767-1003\De3\Del6.tmp is a
    Adware threat."

    Norton has a tool to remove Adware.180Search, but that tool does not find it
    on my pc. Their instructions to remove Adware.ZangoSearch are to go to
    add/remove programs and remove it, but it is not there. Also, I have
    explorer set to show all hidden files and folders, display contents of
    system folders, and to not hide protected operating system files. The file
    "S-1-5-21-682003330-1004336348-2147153767-1003" is one of several files in
    that dir, looking inside that, I do not see any file beginning with "De" .
    ie, there is NO \De3\Del6.tmp in explorer. A search for del6.tmp or for all
    tmp files does not find del6.tmp

    This is a new install of xp pro and norton would not load until I had win
    security update to sp2 and all other updates. This was the only internet
    activity (win updates) prior to loading norton, then getting the latest
    defs. The first scan or two did not find del6.tmp, they were first found
    after subsequent periodic def downloads.

    Prior to going on-line to get the win updates I installed spybot, adware,
    spywareBlaster, and ZoneAlarm. Oh yea, I did download updates to these and
    ran full scans with spybot and adware, prior to downloading the win updates.

    I have received several updates to norton, adware, spybot and norton keeps
    finding del6.tmp, but adware and spybot never do.

    I have run several deletions of all tmp files.

    I deleted all files in the recycle bin, rebooted and norton still found
    above.

    Norton support was not.

    Please help.

    paul
     
    Paul, Oct 2, 2005
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  2. Did you empty the "Norton Protected Recycle Bin" also?

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    Richard Urban, Oct 2, 2005
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  3. Paul

    Paul Guest

    what's that? i do not see it in the program or the help.

    paul
     
    Paul, Oct 2, 2005
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  4. Right click on the recycle bin icon to see it.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Oct 3, 2005
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  5. Paul

    Paul Guest

    right click menu:
    explore
    open
    empty recycle bin
    properties

    that's all.

    paul
     
    Paul, Oct 3, 2005
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  6. If after right clicking on the recycle bin, you do not see an entry to
    "Empty The Norton Protected Files", then you don't have the Norton
    protection installed. I had thought it was installed by default with your
    version of NAV, but I guess I was wrong.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Oct 3, 2005
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  7. Paul

    John McGaw Guest

    I believe that the "protected" recycle bin is a part of Systemworks and
    an optional one at that and that does not seem to be what OP has.

    And just slightly off topic -- emptying the normal recycle bin does not
    really get rid of files, it just erases them in a normal manner but the
    majority of the file contents are still there on the disk. I've taken to
    using Eraser on my systems which adds an "erase recycle bin" option to
    the right-click menu. http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/

    John McGaw
    http://johnmcgaw.com
     
    John McGaw, Oct 4, 2005
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  8. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Right click on the recycle bin icon to see it. RESULTS in this menu:

    explore
    open
    empty recycle bin
    properties

    That's all, as in NO "Norton Protected Recycle Bin"

    What if I chop up that "S-1-5-21-682003330-1004336348-2147153767-1003" in
    the E:\Recycler ?
     
    Paul, Oct 5, 2005
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