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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
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by:rid
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Done a virus scan lately?

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

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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/
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by:gsine
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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
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http://www.bullguard.com/virus/90.aspx.

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.
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by:stark21
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It is the Benjamin Worm.  Now I have to get rid of it. Thanks.
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