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Delete hex virus

I have win xp s2 and it has what seems to have a hex virus.
when windows/temp is accessed it starts counting from 0000000.tmp and ends when it reaches fffffff.tmp. it counts sequencially. It takes hours to finally reach the end. I have tried a number of removers and nothing has deleted it or found the parent program.I am running CyberKiko DeleteMe right now and it has been running for 5 hours and is at 23915a2. Has anyone had this problem ? Joe
by the way this on a Dell computer

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  • JoedyJr Dec 19, 2008

    Than you for trying to help. But I have tried what you suggested. I did try to delete one but it said it was locked. I even tried a program called unlocker. It did not work. I have tried many different things. the latest one is a freeware program called Delete Me.It took over 10 hours to work thru the Windows/temp folder. It will not delete the findings for 2 days so that I am sure I want all it found deleted. I won't know of it does the job until tomorrow.I have used two very strong anti virus freeware programs , AVG and Avira, neither found it as a virus. It starts at 0000000.temp and ends with fffffff.temp 16 to the 7 power. I can get search to find the empty folders but it takes hours as it counts up from 000000. Joe


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If it truly is a virus I suggest you first look for and purchase CA(Computer Associates) Internet Security Suite 2008 and run the Anti-Virus to check for viruses.

Second I would then make absolutly sure that those files are indeed not being used [Try to delete one; does it let you?]

If it does I would then go into the command prompt by this method.
Start > Run > cmd.exe
then type this command[Note unless you are positively sure those files arent important and they are taking up alot of space I would not use this command. If the above is true execute this command:
del C:\Windows\Temp\*.tmp

Again please make sure these files are not important lest you mess up your pc with that command!

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • Andrew
    Andrew Dec 19, 2008

    Then I suggest repeating these steps in Safe Mode


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