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Ext User(clayto)
03-06-2007, 04:16 AM
Hello nass and thanks for responding. However, I tried this and it did not
work. Plus, I have found a great many more of the 'offending' file headers
(or whatever they are) but I have made a bit of pogress (I didnt subscribe
to any of them). The files are in
C_Documents_and_Settings_name_Local_Settings_Temp_ MSNL (then a number). I
can get them to appear in EditPad Lite which has a button to 'delete a file
permantently from the disc' but it does not seem to work. A dialogue box
come up with the path, asking if I want to delete and I click yes. But the
files are still there, when I use Windows Desktop Search. It seems what I
need to do is delete the Folder ".... Local_Settings_Temp_MSNL ....." BUT
I cant find it or delete it. My searching includes hidden folders. Any
suggestions please?
--
clayto


"nass" wrote:

>
> Hi ClayTo,
> No, there is no Danger doing what I said, try the steps to clear the indexed
> search been accumulated by the search engine by doing this:
>
> Right click Start Button and select Properties from the List, on the Taskbar
> and StartUp menu click on Start Menu Tab then click Customize.. button.
> On Customize Start menu under General Tab click on Clear List opposite this:
> Number of programs on Start menu: [4]x][v] [ Clear List]
> Then click on Advanced Tab and click on Clear List opposite this:
> [ ] List my most recently opened documents [ Clear List ]
>
> Click [ Apply ] Then [OK]
>
> Run Disk CleanUp and Defrag in Safe Mode.
>
> 1...Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
> Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
> On the IE properties windows you will see these Taps:
> General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
> Advanced.
>
> Click on General Tab, under Browsing Histroy Click Delete Button then Click
> Delete all... Button and also check the check box for Delete
> files and settings stored by add-ons.
> HTH.
> nass
> ----
> www.nastec.co.uk
>
> "clayto" wrote:
>
> > Hello nass,
> >
> > Sorry to be a pain but could you explain how this might relate to my problem
> > and how it might cure it? It does not seem to me to be relevant and I am
> > nervous about doing things I dont understand, but then I know almost nothing.
> > Re: defrag, I have never got Windows defrag to work on this computer, it
> > always says defrag not needed and wont do it, so I have a prog which defrags
> > continually which I presume is wrking!
> > --
> > clayto
> >
> >
> > "nass" wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > "clayto" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Using Outlook Express some unwanted and unpleasant files from a NewsGroup to
> > > > which I did not subscribe got 'saved' automatically on my WXP2 Home laptop.
> > > > I found and removed them (erased) but now Windows Desktop Search keeps
> > > > finding them, with a path to the non-existing file and headings for their
> > > > content. They cannot be opened or deleted (as they are not there!) but are
> > > > listed. I cannot find them with Search or Run. I have tried 3 Registry
> > > > Cleaners, but still WDS finds the offending material. How can I fully clean
> > > > up so that WDS no longer shows these non-existent folders / files?
> > > > --
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > > Right click Start Button and select Properties from the List, on the Taskbar
> > > and StartUp menu click on Start Menu Tab then click Customize.. button.
> > > On Customize Start menu under General Tab click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > Number of programs on Start menu: [4]x][v] [ Clear List]
> > > Then click on Advanced Tab and click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > [ ] List my most recently opened documents [ Clear List ]
> > >
> > > Click [ Apply ] Then [OK]
> > >
> > > Run Disk CleanUp and Defrag in Safe Mode.
> > > HTH.
> > > nass
> > > -------
> > > www.nasstec.co.uk

Ext User(nass)
03-06-2007, 05:49 AM
Hi Clayto,
Hmmm... it sound fishy to me what you are saying " (I didn't subscribe to
any of them) whom they and what kind of subscription is it?.
I think you need to check your system for malware and Viruses:
Run a scan from here online:
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
Download Avast Cleaner from here:
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-virus-cleaner.html
Lots of tools to download and disinfect your machine:
http://www.bitdefender.co.uk/site/Downloads/browseFreeRemovalTool/

1... First, try to clean up your caches, Internet files and delete cookies
by doing this:
Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
On the IE properties windows you will see these Taps:
General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
Advanced
Under General Tab clear your History, Internet Files and Cookies.
Then click on Advanced tab and scroll down to under the Browsing Option:
[&] Browsing
[ ] Enable Third-Party browser extensions (Req Rest) uncheck this box.
Then click on Programs Tab and click Manage Add-Ons and Disable all non
Verified Add-Ons (You should Renable them later one-by-one and see the
culprit and update it or remove it.
How to manage Add-Ons:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883256

2... You need to be sure your system is clean from malwares and Viruses by
scanning for them
Scan for malwares from here:
http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
http://www.safer-networking.org ; for Spybot S&D
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5
HTH.
nass
-----
www.nasstec.co.uk


"clayto" wrote:

> Hello nass and thanks for responding. However, I tried this and it did not
> work. Plus, I have found a great many more of the 'offending' file headers
> (or whatever they are) but I have made a bit of pogress (I didnt subscribe
> to any of them). The files are in
> C_Documents_and_Settings_name_Local_Settings_Temp_ MSNL (then a number). I
> can get them to appear in EditPad Lite which has a button to 'delete a file
> permantently from the disc' but it does not seem to work. A dialogue box
> come up with the path, asking if I want to delete and I click yes. But the
> files are still there, when I use Windows Desktop Search. It seems what I
> need to do is delete the Folder ".... Local_Settings_Temp_MSNL ....." BUT
> I cant find it or delete it. My searching includes hidden folders. Any
> suggestions please?
> --
> clayto
>
>
> "nass" wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi ClayTo,
> > No, there is no Danger doing what I said, try the steps to clear the indexed
> > search been accumulated by the search engine by doing this:
> >
> > Right click Start Button and select Properties from the List, on the Taskbar
> > and StartUp menu click on Start Menu Tab then click Customize.. button.
> > On Customize Start menu under General Tab click on Clear List opposite this:
> > Number of programs on Start menu: [4]x][v] [ Clear List]
> > Then click on Advanced Tab and click on Clear List opposite this:
> > [ ] List my most recently opened documents [ Clear List ]
> >
> > Click [ Apply ] Then [OK]
> >
> > Run Disk CleanUp and Defrag in Safe Mode.
> >
> > 1...Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
> > Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
> > On the IE properties windows you will see these Taps:
> > General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
> > Advanced.
> >
> > Click on General Tab, under Browsing Histroy Click Delete Button then Click
> > Delete all... Button and also check the check box for Delete
> > files and settings stored by add-ons.
> > HTH.
> > nass
> > ----
> > www.nastec.co.uk
> >
> > "clayto" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello nass,
> > >
> > > Sorry to be a pain but could you explain how this might relate to my problem
> > > and how it might cure it? It does not seem to me to be relevant and I am
> > > nervous about doing things I dont understand, but then I know almost nothing.
> > > Re: defrag, I have never got Windows defrag to work on this computer, it
> > > always says defrag not needed and wont do it, so I have a prog which defrags
> > > continually which I presume is wrking!
> > > --
> > > clayto
> > >
> > >
> > > "nass" wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "clayto" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Using Outlook Express some unwanted and unpleasant files from a NewsGroup to
> > > > > which I did not subscribe got 'saved' automatically on my WXP2 Home laptop.
> > > > > I found and removed them (erased) but now Windows Desktop Search keeps
> > > > > finding them, with a path to the non-existing file and headings for their
> > > > > content. They cannot be opened or deleted (as they are not there!) but are
> > > > > listed. I cannot find them with Search or Run. I have tried 3 Registry
> > > > > Cleaners, but still WDS finds the offending material. How can I fully clean
> > > > > up so that WDS no longer shows these non-existent folders / files?
> > > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > > Right click Start Button and select Properties from the List, on the Taskbar
> > > > and StartUp menu click on Start Menu Tab then click Customize.. button.
> > > > On Customize Start menu under General Tab click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > > Number of programs on Start menu: [4]x][v] [ Clear List]
> > > > Then click on Advanced Tab and click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > > [ ] List my most recently opened documents [ Clear List ]
> > > >
> > > > Click [ Apply ] Then [OK]
> > > >
> > > > Run Disk CleanUp and Defrag in Safe Mode.
> > > > HTH.
> > > > nass
> > > > -------
> > > > www.nasstec.co.uk

Ext User(clayto)
13-06-2007, 10:53 PM
Hello nass, I had done lots of this cleaning up without effect. However,
problem seems solved with help on another Forum. It seems WDS was not
finding files 'on my computer' but just in its own index memory. Clicking on
Rebuild Index in WDS seems to have removed them OK.
--
clayto


"nass" wrote:

> Hi Clayto,
> Hmmm... it sound fishy to me what you are saying " (I didn't subscribe to
> any of them) whom they and what kind of subscription is it?.
> I think you need to check your system for malware and Viruses:
> Run a scan from here online:
> http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
> Download Avast Cleaner from here:
> http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-virus-cleaner.html
> Lots of tools to download and disinfect your machine:
> http://www.bitdefender.co.uk/site/Downloads/browseFreeRemovalTool/
>
> 1... First, try to clean up your caches, Internet files and delete cookies
> by doing this:
> Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
> Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
> On the IE properties windows you will see these Taps:
> General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
> Advanced
> Under General Tab clear your History, Internet Files and Cookies.
> Then click on Advanced tab and scroll down to under the Browsing Option:
> [&] Browsing
> [ ] Enable Third-Party browser extensions (Req Rest) uncheck this box.
> Then click on Programs Tab and click Manage Add-Ons and Disable all non
> Verified Add-Ons (You should Renable them later one-by-one and see the
> culprit and update it or remove it.
> How to manage Add-Ons:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883256
>
> 2... You need to be sure your system is clean from malwares and Viruses by
> scanning for them
> Scan for malwares from here:
> http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
> http://www.safer-networking.org ; for Spybot S&D
> http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5
> HTH.
> nass
> -----
> www.nasstec.co.uk
>
>
> "clayto" wrote:
>
> > Hello nass and thanks for responding. However, I tried this and it did not
> > work. Plus, I have found a great many more of the 'offending' file headers
> > (or whatever they are) but I have made a bit of pogress (I didnt subscribe
> > to any of them). The files are in
> > C_Documents_and_Settings_name_Local_Settings_Temp_ MSNL (then a number). I
> > can get them to appear in EditPad Lite which has a button to 'delete a file
> > permantently from the disc' but it does not seem to work. A dialogue box
> > come up with the path, asking if I want to delete and I click yes. But the
> > files are still there, when I use Windows Desktop Search. It seems what I
> > need to do is delete the Folder ".... Local_Settings_Temp_MSNL ....." BUT
> > I cant find it or delete it. My searching includes hidden folders. Any
> > suggestions please?
> > --
> > clayto
> >
> >
> > "nass" wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Hi ClayTo,
> > > No, there is no Danger doing what I said, try the steps to clear the indexed
> > > search been accumulated by the search engine by doing this:
> > >
> > > Right click Start Button and select Properties from the List, on the Taskbar
> > > and StartUp menu click on Start Menu Tab then click Customize.. button.
> > > On Customize Start menu under General Tab click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > Number of programs on Start menu: [4]x][v] [ Clear List]
> > > Then click on Advanced Tab and click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > [ ] List my most recently opened documents [ Clear List ]
> > >
> > > Click [ Apply ] Then [OK]
> > >
> > > Run Disk CleanUp and Defrag in Safe Mode.
> > >
> > > 1...Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
> > > Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
> > > On the IE properties windows you will see these Taps:
> > > General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
> > > Advanced.
> > >
> > > Click on General Tab, under Browsing Histroy Click Delete Button then Click
> > > Delete all... Button and also check the check box for Delete
> > > files and settings stored by add-ons.
> > > HTH.
> > > nass
> > > ----
> > > www.nastec.co.uk
> > >
> > > "clayto" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello nass,
> > > >
> > > > Sorry to be a pain but could you explain how this might relate to my problem
> > > > and how it might cure it? It does not seem to me to be relevant and I am
> > > > nervous about doing things I dont understand, but then I know almost nothing.
> > > > Re: defrag, I have never got Windows defrag to work on this computer, it
> > > > always says defrag not needed and wont do it, so I have a prog which defrags
> > > > continually which I presume is wrking!
> > > > --
> > > > clayto
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "nass" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "clayto" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Using Outlook Express some unwanted and unpleasant files from a NewsGroup to
> > > > > > which I did not subscribe got 'saved' automatically on my WXP2 Home laptop.
> > > > > > I found and removed them (erased) but now Windows Desktop Search keeps
> > > > > > finding them, with a path to the non-existing file and headings for their
> > > > > > content. They cannot be opened or deleted (as they are not there!) but are
> > > > > > listed. I cannot find them with Search or Run. I have tried 3 Registry
> > > > > > Cleaners, but still WDS finds the offending material. How can I fully clean
> > > > > > up so that WDS no longer shows these non-existent folders / files?
> > > > > > --
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > Right click Start Button and select Properties from the List, on the Taskbar
> > > > > and StartUp menu click on Start Menu Tab then click Customize.. button.
> > > > > On Customize Start menu under General Tab click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > > > Number of programs on Start menu: [4]x][v] [ Clear List]
> > > > > Then click on Advanced Tab and click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > > > [ ] List my most recently opened documents [ Clear List ]
> > > > >
> > > > > Click [ Apply ] Then [OK]
> > > > >
> > > > > Run Disk CleanUp and Defrag in Safe Mode.
> > > > > HTH.
> > > > > nass
> > > > > -------
> > > > > www.nasstec.co.uk

Ext User(nass)
14-06-2007, 09:53 AM
Glad you got it sorted Clay and thanks for the feedback.
Good luck.
nass
-------
www.nasstec.co.uk
"clayto" wrote:

> Hello nass, I had done lots of this cleaning up without effect. However,
> problem seems solved with help on another Forum. It seems WDS was not
> finding files 'on my computer' but just in its own index memory. Clicking on
> Rebuild Index in WDS seems to have removed them OK.
> --
> clayto
>
>
> "nass" wrote:
>
> > Hi Clayto,
> > Hmmm... it sound fishy to me what you are saying " (I didn't subscribe to
> > any of them) whom they and what kind of subscription is it?.
> > I think you need to check your system for malware and Viruses:
> > Run a scan from here online:
> > http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
> > Download Avast Cleaner from here:
> > http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-virus-cleaner.html
> > Lots of tools to download and disinfect your machine:
> > http://www.bitdefender.co.uk/site/Downloads/browseFreeRemovalTool/
> >
> > 1... First, try to clean up your caches, Internet files and delete cookies
> > by doing this:
> > Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
> > Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
> > On the IE properties windows you will see these Taps:
> > General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
> > Advanced
> > Under General Tab clear your History, Internet Files and Cookies.
> > Then click on Advanced tab and scroll down to under the Browsing Option:
> > [&] Browsing
> > [ ] Enable Third-Party browser extensions (Req Rest) uncheck this box.
> > Then click on Programs Tab and click Manage Add-Ons and Disable all non
> > Verified Add-Ons (You should Renable them later one-by-one and see the
> > culprit and update it or remove it.
> > How to manage Add-Ons:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883256
> >
> > 2... You need to be sure your system is clean from malwares and Viruses by
> > scanning for them
> > Scan for malwares from here:
> > http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
> > http://www.safer-networking.org ; for Spybot S&D
> > http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5
> > HTH.
> > nass
> > -----
> > www.nasstec.co.uk
> >
> >
> > "clayto" wrote:
> >
> > > Hello nass and thanks for responding. However, I tried this and it did not
> > > work. Plus, I have found a great many more of the 'offending' file headers
> > > (or whatever they are) but I have made a bit of pogress (I didnt subscribe
> > > to any of them). The files are in
> > > C_Documents_and_Settings_name_Local_Settings_Temp_ MSNL (then a number). I
> > > can get them to appear in EditPad Lite which has a button to 'delete a file
> > > permantently from the disc' but it does not seem to work. A dialogue box
> > > come up with the path, asking if I want to delete and I click yes. But the
> > > files are still there, when I use Windows Desktop Search. It seems what I
> > > need to do is delete the Folder ".... Local_Settings_Temp_MSNL ....." BUT
> > > I cant find it or delete it. My searching includes hidden folders. Any
> > > suggestions please?
> > > --
> > > clayto
> > >
> > >
> > > "nass" wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi ClayTo,
> > > > No, there is no Danger doing what I said, try the steps to clear the indexed
> > > > search been accumulated by the search engine by doing this:
> > > >
> > > > Right click Start Button and select Properties from the List, on the Taskbar
> > > > and StartUp menu click on Start Menu Tab then click Customize.. button.
> > > > On Customize Start menu under General Tab click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > > Number of programs on Start menu: [4]x][v] [ Clear List]
> > > > Then click on Advanced Tab and click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > > [ ] List my most recently opened documents [ Clear List ]
> > > >
> > > > Click [ Apply ] Then [OK]
> > > >
> > > > Run Disk CleanUp and Defrag in Safe Mode.
> > > >
> > > > 1...Click Start >> Control Panel >> Double click Network and Internet
> > > > Connections >> Double click Internet Options.
> > > > On the IE properties windows you will see these Taps:
> > > > General | Security | Privacy | Content | Connections | Programs |
> > > > Advanced.
> > > >
> > > > Click on General Tab, under Browsing Histroy Click Delete Button then Click
> > > > Delete all... Button and also check the check box for Delete
> > > > files and settings stored by add-ons.
> > > > HTH.
> > > > nass
> > > > ----
> > > > www.nastec.co.uk
> > > >
> > > > "clayto" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hello nass,
> > > > >
> > > > > Sorry to be a pain but could you explain how this might relate to my problem
> > > > > and how it might cure it? It does not seem to me to be relevant and I am
> > > > > nervous about doing things I dont understand, but then I know almost nothing.
> > > > > Re: defrag, I have never got Windows defrag to work on this computer, it
> > > > > always says defrag not needed and wont do it, so I have a prog which defrags
> > > > > continually which I presume is wrking!
> > > > > --
> > > > > clayto
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > "nass" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "clayto" wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Using Outlook Express some unwanted and unpleasant files from a NewsGroup to
> > > > > > > which I did not subscribe got 'saved' automatically on my WXP2 Home laptop.
> > > > > > > I found and removed them (erased) but now Windows Desktop Search keeps
> > > > > > > finding them, with a path to the non-existing file and headings for their
> > > > > > > content. They cannot be opened or deleted (as they are not there!) but are
> > > > > > > listed. I cannot find them with Search or Run. I have tried 3 Registry
> > > > > > > Cleaners, but still WDS finds the offending material. How can I fully clean
> > > > > > > up so that WDS no longer shows these non-existent folders / files?
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > Right click Start Button and select Properties from the List, on the Taskbar
> > > > > > and StartUp menu click on Start Menu Tab then click Customize.. button.
> > > > > > On Customize Start menu under General Tab click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > > > > Number of programs on Start menu: [4]x][v] [ Clear List]
> > > > > > Then click on Advanced Tab and click on Clear List opposite this:
> > > > > > [ ] List my most recently opened documents [ Clear List ]
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Click [ Apply ] Then [OK]
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Run Disk CleanUp and Defrag in Safe Mode.
> > > > > > HTH.
> > > > > > nass
> > > > > > -------
> > > > > > www.nasstec.co.uk

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