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how to remove temp.htt,folder.htt,thumb.db?

By ashwa
Jun 13, 2007
  1. hi,

    I have dual boot WinXP Pro & Win98,

    i have avg as my antivirus n zonealarm as my firewall.

    i would like to ask whether the followings are virus or what?

    1.temp.htt
    2.folder.htt
    3.desktop.ini
    4.thumb.db

    i usuall see them as invisible files...i think desktop.ini is an ok file but rest? what are they?

    i try to delete temp.htt but it keeps on multiplying.

    whnever i try to write a cd/dvd with nero i see that temp.htt in almost each of my folder as a hidden file.

    is it a virus? or are they viruses? if yes then how to remove them.

    my avg does not recognise them as viruses.

    any small tool to remove them once n for all?

    or any good hardcore antivirus that detects smallest of the bugs?.

    pls dont suggest norton as my pc config is 863Mh,384 RAM,P-3

    are they viruses?what are they,if possible explain in detail PLS,n if they r virus how to remove them..any sleek tool available?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your system is infected with the WORM_NYXEM.E.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT, AVG Antispyware and Combofix logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Also, let me know the results of the AVG Antirootkit scan.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of ashwa only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
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