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#1 rj22857



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Posted 16 June 2004 - 09:01 PM

When I scan my pc for viruses, the anti-virus is scanning temp. internet files in their folders (U5mfu507) as an example, is empty, the scan takes 10 minutes or so. but, the folders are empty?
Why is the anti-virus scanning them and showing the flies that are being scanned.
I am just wondering.
Thanks a bunch.

#2 Trilobite


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Posted 18 June 2004 - 09:05 AM

Even though the folder appears empty, there are still files there. Windows normally hides the contents of this folder, even if you have ‘show hidden files’ and ‘show system files’ enabled. I do not know if enabling ‘show super-hidden’ will allow you to see these files. There are many utilities available that will empty the temporary internet files directory for you.

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 07:49 PM

Thank you very much for the information, I will put it to good use!

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