ATF-Cleaner.exe - Temporary File Remover

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and use ATF-Cleaner.exe to remove all temporary files created by Windows system, IE and Firefox browsers.

Because I saw my.exe was executed from the Windows temporary folder, I went to search for a simple and trustable tool to clean up all temporary folders on my computer. I found ATF-Cleaner from Here is what I did to download and run it.

1. Go to and found the link for "ATF-Cleaner 3"

2. Click and save the download file to c:\download\ATF-Cleaner.exe, 50,688 bytes.

3. Double click on ATF-Cleaner.exe. The main screen shows up:
ATF Cleaner - Temporary File Remover

4. Check the "Select All" and click "Empty Selected" button. This cleans up: Windows Temp, Current User Temp, All User Temp, Cookies, Temporary Internet Files, History, Prefetch, Java Cache, and Recycle Bin. It reported that 150 MB data removed.

5. Click the Firefox tab and repeat the same process. This cleans up: Firefox Cache, Firefox Cookies, Firefox History, Firefox Download History, Firefox Save Form Info, and Firefox Save Passwords. It reported that 45 MB data removed.

Of course, you should run this nice tool often with IE and Firefox close to keep your system clean.

Last update: 2006.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 What Is PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan?

 JS/Downloader.gen - JavaScript Downloader Malware

 PWS-Mmorpg.gen - A Password Stealer Trojan

 heb.exe - The Trojan Installer Program

 .exe and .dll Files Installed by the Trojan

 my.exe - A Second PWS Trojan Infection

 .exe and .dll Files of the Second Trojan

 Explorer.EXE Trying to Install a Trojan

 AccessProtectionLog.txt Log File Records

ATF-Cleaner.exe - Temporary File Remover

 Trajon Files Left in the System Folder

 Removing PWS Trojan Files

 Removing PWS Trojan Startup Entries

 Command Processor AutoRun - Registry Value

 UserInit - Winlogon Registry Key - hosts File Entries

 Image File Execution Options - Registry Key

 regedit.exe Not Working

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


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