How to clean infected Temporary Internet Files

 A. Overview

You can find below the default locations where every internet browser is storing the temporary internet files depending on the operating system:

Windows XP:

For Internet Explorer:  most common location is C:\\Documents and Settings\\\\Local Settings\\Temporary Internet Files. However, the cache may be moved by changing a value in the registry. Occasionally an additional (hidden) cache named "Temporary Internet Files" may appear in
C:\\Documents and Settings\\\\Local Settings\\Temp\\Temporary Internet Files
or in C:\\Documents and settings\\LocalService\\Temp\\Temporary Internet Files\\Content.IE5
Note: The last location can only be deleted by manually accessing the folder and removing it.

For Mozilla Firefox: C:\\Documents and Settings\\\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\xxxxxxx.default\\Cache

For Google Chrome: C:\\Documents and Settings\\\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Google\\Chrome\\User Data\\Default\\Cache

For Safari: C:\\Documents and Settings\\\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Apple Computer\\Safari\\cache.db

For Opera: C:\\Documents and Settings\\\\Local Settings\\Application Data\\Opera\\Opera\\cache

Windows Vista/7:

For Internet Explorer:
C:\\Users\\\\AppData\\Local\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Temporary Internet Files\\
C:\\Users\\\\AppData\\Local\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Temporary Internet Files\\Low\\

For Mozilla Firefox: C:\\Users\\\\AppData\\Local\\Mozilla\\Firefox\\Profiles\\xxxxxx.default\\cache

For Google Chrome: C:\\Users\\\\AppData\\Local\\Google\\Chrome\\User Data\\Default\\Cache

For Safari: C:\\Users\\\\AppData\\Local\\Apple Computer\\Safari\\cache.db

For Opera: C:\\Users\\\\AppData\\Local\\Opera\\Opera\\cache


 B. To clean the Temporary Internet Files you should:


   1. Reboot in Safe Mode with Networking - check this article for step by step instructions

   2. Then either:

      a) show hidden files and folders and manually delete the corresponding files

    How to display hidden files and folders
    Note: if you cannot find Folder Options
    For Windows XP: you can either try to switch Control Panel to classic view or open MyComputer > from the top menu bar click on Tools > Folder Options…
    For Windows Vista/7: you can either change “View by” to Small/Large icons instead of Category or open Computer > press alt from your keyboard > now from the top menu bar click on Tools > Folder Options…

    
    Browse to the respective location(s) and delete the file(s), then reboot in Normal Mode.

      b) start the corresponding internet browser and use the option to clear Internet Cache:

     For Internet Explorer: please access this Microsoft KB Article 
     For Mozilla Firefox: please access this Mozilla KB Article 
     For Google Chrome: check this article
     For Safari: open the browser, then press CTRL+ALT+E from your keyboard, then click on Empty
     For Opera: Open Opera > Click the Tools menu (if you are not seeing it click on the MENU (BIG RED O) in upper left and select Show menu bar) > click Delete Private Data > in the Delete Private Data window, click Detailed Options     > check Delete Entire >  Cache. Note that any other checked items will also be cleared, so un-check any that you do not want to clear > Click Delete.
 

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