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How to clean infected Temporary Internet Files

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

For Internet Explorer, temporary internet files are usually stored in these locations:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache

or

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

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

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

For Opera: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera\cache

 

How to clean infected Temporary Internet Files

To clean the Temporary Internet Files:

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

2. Then you will have to choose between two options:

• Show hidden files and folders and manually delete the corresponding files

To display hidden files and folders, follow these instructions. Browse to the respective location(s) and delete the file(s), then reboot in Normal Mode.

• Start the corresponding internet browser and use the option to clear Internet Cache:

For Internet Explorer, follow these instructions

For Mozilla Firefox, please access this article

For Google Chrome, check this article

For Opera, check this article

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