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    remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    when I deleted a user in windows XP, the user still has folders. the folder that can't be deleted is the antiphishing one.
    how do you delete this?

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    I don't know what an "antiphishing" folder is, but have you tried deleting the user profile from Control Panel > System > Advanced > User Profiles > Settings

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    Its a new folder that is created now when you create a new user. I think it was part of a recent service pack or part of the new Window Defender program.

    anyways if you have a user that you want to delete, I normally have done this through the control panel/users. and all related folders get deleted. however, recently if I do this the user remains. all the normal folders are gone or empty, so it is deleting most everything, but it the folder tree still exist.
    when I go to manually delete, I can delete all folders except the one the new "antiphishing" folder is in. its: local setting/ temporary internet files/antiphishing
    It says "access denied" when you highlight and click delete

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    These sort of super-hidden directories/folders seem to be accessible only from a Command Prompt window -- but you need to be an unreconstructed DOS person to get very far...

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    Hmm, I have Windows Defender, but no Antiphishing folder, so I guess it must have been created by something else.

    *searches*

    It appears to be associated with Internet Explorer 7. Try the following:
    1. Login as administrator.
    2. Take ownership of the folder.
    3. Set required permissions.
    4. Delete the folder.

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    Can you open the folder ??? If so, what's inside and can you delete it if there is anything there ???
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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    I do NOT have this folder listed any where on 4 machines.
    Provide us with the FULL path to this folder.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    Mine's at
    Cocuments and SettingsJohnLocal SettingsTemporary Internet FilesAntiPhishing
    but, as I say, you'll only find it via Command Prompt or TreeSize (or similar programs)...
    <pre> Directory of COCUME~1JohnLOCALS~1TEMPOR~1ANTIPH~1

    02/07/2006 16:24 <DIR> .
    02/07/2006 16:24 <DIR> ..
    02/07/2006 16:24 78,924 07FB382D-AA75-4683-82F4-EAB265A275CB.dat
    12/05/2006 17:52 74,748 6729BBF9-D54C-48CB-A4D7-AD400339D808.dat
    2 File(s) 153,672 bytes
    </pre>

    I had to unhide the second file to get it to display!

    John

    PS Hans is right (as always!) about it being IE7-related, and shows that they don't get removed when IE7 is uninstalled...
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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    NOT found on my desk top or lap top, using a DOS prompt.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    If you simply want to delete it....

    Download Pocket Killbox version 2.0.0.175
    http://www.atribune.org/downloads/KillBox.exe
    Click killbox.exe.
    Select the option "Delete on reboot".
    Copy the full path of the file you want to delete.
    Then press the button that looks like a red circle with a white X in it.
    Click Yes to reboot.
    If you don't get that message, reboot manually.

    This information came from here. There is much more information there about this folder. One post says that it is part of IE7 and MSN toolbar and camn be deleted from Add/Remove Programs (although I suspect that will remove the program that created it. I don't have it and can't comment from personal experience. HTH
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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    Thanks,
    I did the Kill box thing and rebooted, but it's still there. I also followed the link where you said there was more info on the subject, but I'm not a member of that site.

    It seems some people have this problem and others don't...any other ideas?

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    There is nothing in any of the folders in the tree. when you get to the last folder, the "antiphishing" folder, you can not open it. It says "access denied".
    I tried booting in safe mode, logged in as administrator and tried to delete...nothing.

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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    I'm surprised that Killbox didn't delete it. But it does happen.
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    </center>I'm not either. Just scroll down the page to see the possible solutions.
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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    I just went to the site I linked to and I was able to scroll down the page to the solutions. However, when I closed the window and clicked the link again, and then clicked on the View Solution button I wasn't able to scroll down any longer. Running Disk Cleanup and going into the Temporary Internet (Cocuments and SettingsusernameLocal SettingsTemporary Internet Files) folder and deleting the cookies for Expert Exchange solved the inability to access the solutions.
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    Re: remove antiphishing folder (xp sr2)

    Delete the Experts Exchange cookie to see the solution again (or don't allow the site to create cookies)

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