Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


Deleted files Return to Original location after a few hours

Posted on 2003-03-03
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I have Windows 98SE. In the Windows folder is a Temp folder that contains files called ladHide.dll, WebPoolFileFile and a folder called sys32 which contained 9,700+ items that use up 450-490KB each, about 4.7GB, there are 2 TYPES of each, one says Application the other Screensaver. They are (junk) websites, pictures, downloads etc. and all say they were created on 5-28-02 I have deleted sys32 folder and even the entire Temp folder OUT of the recycle bin which increased my PC's free space by the 4.7GB, but they come back within hours, not all, but the longer time goes by more will reapire and my PC's free space lowers. Everything else on my system deletes OK. I have run scandisk and defrag. and used ad-aware 6.0. Any thoughts...without having to reboot. Thanks
Question by:stark21
LVL 31

Expert Comment

ID: 8056634
Done a virus scan lately?

What programs are shown with a Ctrl+Alt+Del?

LVL 23

Accepted Solution

slink9 earned 200 total points
ID: 8056848
Virus scan at http://housecall.antivirus.com
It does sound like this could be a virus problem.  You may also want to run SpyBot - http://spybot.safer-networking.de/

Expert Comment

ID: 8057102
I think it is part of McAfee at least the webpoolfile is. It is a temporary file for VShield's internet scanning. The file will disappear if you exit VShield but cannot be deleted because it is in use by VShield.

Now the sys32 file is a virus see http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.benjamin.worm.html

Do what slink9 said and do a virus scan.  If you have a virus program you must keep it updated for it to do any good.

Author Comment

ID: 8069868
It is the Benjamin Worm.  Now I have to get rid of it. Thanks.

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is an update to some code that someone else posted on Experts Exchange. It is an alternate approach, I think a little easier to use, & makes sure that things like the Task Bar will update.
In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to convert Youtube to mp3 for Free. We'll show you how easy it is to make an mp3 from your video clips so that you can enjoy them offline.
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Suggested Courses

564 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question