What place does windows store information of anything?

Question

I have 5 porn dialers in my c:\restore\temp folder and I can't delete them. I use McAffee Online and AVG and they both report them as virus, but can't delete or do anything with them. Ad-Aware and Spybot both find them, but can't do anything with them either. I have over 27,000 files in the Restore\Temp folder.

How can I get rid of the dialers and most of the restore files???

Answer

This question was answered on November 20, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The registry it might be a way to remove this files Before edit the registry, backup! Also write down on a piece of paper the file that are in the c:\restore\temp folder Then do the following:

Click Start, and then click Run (The Run dialog box appears.)

Type regedit

Then click OK (The Registry Editor opens.)

Delete the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\-the filename.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\-the porn dialer file

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Coulomb\-the porn dialer file

or:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\-the porn dialer file

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\-the porn dialer file

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Coulomb\-the porn dialer file

d Exit the Registry Editor.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 20, 2003