Slow System Scans

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by djackino, Dec 19, 2011.

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  1. djackino

    djackino Registered Member

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    I am experiencing slow system scans using ESET 5.0.93 (does not matter what definition file is being used). What I have noticed is the scanner is processing files in C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\BXBAG455 for a long period of time. When I looked at the folder with Windows explorer, there were over 73,000 files, mainly .js files of varying sizes. I don't have java runtime installed on this computer.

    ESET found 1 file compromised in the above folder, a .swf file infected with SWF/TrojanDownloader.Agent.NCZ.trojan

    Does anyone know what is going on with this folder? These files don't go away when I delete my IE 8 browsing history. I tried asking this question over on bleepingcomputer and did not get any answers.
     
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  2. The Alien

    The Alien Registered Member

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    Those are all temporary internet files and should be deleted when you clear your browsing history. Try using CCleaner to clear your cache:
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
    I always use it to clear my own unwanted files.
    If you clear those files the scanner will complete that folder quicker.
     
  3. djackino

    djackino Registered Member

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    Installed CCleaner and it is now busy erasing the temp internet files in that folder. Thanks.
     
  4. wolliballa

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    Once you playing with your browser settings, you should be able to reduce the reserved filespace with IE down to appr 50 MBs. (Default setting is up to 1 GB if disk is big enough. ) This will limit the amount of date left in that folder if you forget to clean-up once in a while.........
    Running Start / Programs / Accessories / Systemprograms / 'Clean' would also get rid of lots of unused data.

    It is also a good idea to clean up first and empty waste basket before running tools like S&D or Malware Bytes.....
     
  5. djackino

    djackino Registered Member

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    Agreed, thanks wolliballa!
     
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