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Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

Q: Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
 
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.
 

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.
 

 
This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
 
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A: Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf
 

Is it eunf or just unf?

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on me...so I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

Also, one final note. I ran a chckdsk scan. It got hung up at 74% on Stage 1 and refused to budge from there... Read more

A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 - FileHippo.com

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.

*Edit*

The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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I have a TEMP folder on my hard drive that is over 12 Gb.in size.
What is the purpose of this file and what will happen if I delete it.
Thaank you.
Johnandrew
 

A:Solved: Large TEMP file

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I defragmented my c drive & learned there is a large file that can't be defragmented. It is:C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\Photoshop Temp2423144 The size is 25,182,820kb... Do I need this file?(Moderator edit: added topic description. jgweed)

A:Large (24gb) Temp File

Did you ever had a crash?

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Hello,My OS is Vista. I am trying to remove all files from my windows temp file. Most of the items in the temp folder I am able to remove by using select all then delete. The one I am not able to remove is called boot_interprosses it says it is a file folder. When I try to remove I get the error destination folder access denied. I have tried to use Unlock to try to unlock the file and then delete but that did not work. When I open the file skype_c2c_messaging_mutex appears. How do I delete this file and prevent it from returning? Please provide clear easy to understand instructions. Also daily I get files/folders in the temp file that start with avg_ is there a way of preventing these from returning? Thanks for any and all help.
 

A:remove file from windows temp folder

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
Then click on the Scan button.
If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scan... Read more

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I ran Malwarebytes and it discovered a rootkit and the file name is wuzisiib.dat . Malwarebytes said it had to reboot the computer in order to delete the file.

I rebooted and assumed the file had been deleted, however, it had not. I tried to manually delte the file but I get an error that says:

Cannot delete wuzisiib.dat: Access is denied.

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

I tried changing the attributes of the file to no avail.

I downloaded a program called Unlocker that tried to delete the file on reboot but was unable.

Is there any way to delete this file short of reformatting the hard drive?!

Thanks,
Tomoko

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I would suspect the computer component that would dictate what size to set the Temp. Internet File Size...That being: Tools/Internet Options/General/Settings under Temporary Internet Files/Amount of disk space to use...Would be the size of your RAM.

With 4 1GB sticks installed with 3.31GB showing in "My Computer/Properties...What would be the proper setting in this case?

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Spyware Doctor detected Trojan.StartPage.Gen and made repairs. I ran registry mechanic to clean up the system. A file dfc5a2b2 continues to appear in the Windows\temp folder on startup. The system will hang occasionally on shutdown with a blank screen and cursor flashing in upper left corner.

hijack this log follows:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:26:50 PM, on 12/12/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON CLEANSWEEP\CSINJECT.EXE
c:\windows\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCSETMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCPROXY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SNDSRVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\CSAFE\AUTOCHK.EXE
C:\IBMTOOLS\APTEZBTN\APTEZBP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PELMICED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAXX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCPD-LC\SYMLCSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWARE DOCTOR\SWDOCTOR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM... Read more

A:File dfc5a2b2 appears in Windows\temp folder on startup

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Hello,
I know this is a problem repeated many times, yet I can not solve it.
I'm running Windows XP Pro. I have Kaspersky as my anti-virus/firewall.
Windows and Kaspersky are all up to date.
I've turned off all Performance Logs and Alerts. Rebooted, and still can not delete.
I do share my computer with my son, so I'm not sure of everywhere he visits on the internet.
I put all my computer equipment details in my profile, if that helps anyone.
I've read about ComboFix, but do not dare mess with something that seems (to me) to be very powerful without any expert help.
I'd appreciate any help in this matter of removing this file and seeing what I can do about preventing it from returning.
I clean out my temp files and "tracks" daily, so seeing this little bugger drives me nuts.
Thanks in advance.

A:Perflib_Perfdata_48c file in Windows Temp folder I can't delete/remove.

First off, let's see what the file is we are dealing withPlease submit the file for a Jotti scanhttp://virusscan.jotti.org/enLet me know what it says

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:
https://sites.google.com/site/stufff2share/rbfrbf

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmzxlmoajjslp5t/0bad.txt?dl=0

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.


I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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I downloaded a TV show and what would normally let me delete an mkv file by ending explorer, I can't.  The file, for some reason, went into a Temp folder.  When I tried to do the following, it did not work:
 
1.       Cmd
2.       Cd Downloads
3.       Del filename.mkv.  Don’t hit enter
4.       Cntrl Alt Del and right click on explorer.exe and click on “end process”
5.       Go back to cmd window and hit enter
6.       Go back to task manager and click on file on and type in “explorer.exe”
 
When i did these steps, it said that the access was denied and I still can't delete the file. 
 
I tried to "hack" the Temp folder that it is in to give me access to it.  To do this, I did the following steps:
 
1. Right clicked on the Appdata folder
2. Clicked properties
3. Clicked security
4. And clicked so that I could get full control
 
When I did these, I did the steps to delete the mkv file again in the temp folder and it still said "access denied".  Can you please help me?

A:Can't delete an mkv file in Temp folder

When i did these steps, it said that the access was denied and I still can't download the file.
What do you mean by "...still can't download the file"?  Which directory is the file in?  You mentioned "AppData" and "Temp", is the mkv file located in AppData/local/temp?  Which program did you use to view/play the mkv?

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My computer has been getting these short periods of extreme lag, every now and then, and there is a file called off1C.tmp that changes the number and letter every time it shows up. I have used the ATF-Cleaner, but it can't delete the file. Here's my HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:07:58 PM, on 9/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ABIT\ABIT uGuru\uGuru.exe
C:\Program Files\WinPortrait\wpctrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
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Running Windows XP - Inside my Temp folder I have a file named 'Perflib_Perfdata_774.dat'. I've tried deleting it, but everytime I do I get an error: Being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using it and try again. When I try to delete it by signing on as another user or by using McAfee, the file isn't even there. It can only be seen in my XP user name. It's really aggravating, mainly because I have to go around it when emptying my Temp folder, as I always get the error message upon deletion. Help!
 

A:File In Temp Folder - Can't Delete

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I have come across a unkown .dll file in my temp folder.
I have tried to delete it using regcleaner but its still there.
When I try to delete it normally it says; Access denied, make sure file is not in use or file protected.

I have done several searches but I cannot find any information on this file.

Edit: Oh yeah, It's called CmdLineExt03.dll
 

A:Unknown .dll file in Temp folder

go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or

even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
 

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I have a file in my Temp folder called, "Perflib_Perfdata_798.dat" that cannot be deleted.

It seems to generate a "WCESCOMM.LOG" file in the same folder that keeps growing with repeated lines that say, over and over:

"10/18/2006 13:28:26.828 - Connection: failure to listen on any socket, stop listening.
10/18/2006 13:28:26.843 - Connection: Disable listening for a new socket connection (1)."

Additionally, other files such as "frqhqerganyc.ABI" and "PMShared" are added.

I think WCESCOMM.LOG has to do with ActiveSynch for my Treo, but I can't understand why it is doing this and I haven't noticed it before.

Any ideas? Thanks!
 

A:Strange File In Temp Folder

Unless you r-e-a-l-l-y have a need for Microsoft ActiveSync, get rid of it because it's more trouble than it's worth.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You should be able to delete all files and folders from within the TEMP folders in:

C:\WINDOWS\TEMP

C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\(USERNAME)\LOCAL SETTINGS\TEMP

If some of them won't delete, restart your computer and try again. If they still won't delete, wait another day and try again.

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Norton keeps notifying me of "a recent attempt to attack your computer" regarding a temporary file with the name xmecanswro.exe; it does this every 30 seconds or so. When I try to delete it, I'm told I don't have the permission to. I don't know whether this is a virus or whatever, I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to computers and tech issues so any help is appreciated greatly!

HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 00:40:12, on 14/06/2011
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\vVX3000.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Corel\Corel PhotoDownloader\Corel Photo Downloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\CorelIOMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
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A:Unable to delete .exe file in Temp folder

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I recently emptied out my temp files, they all go into the recycle bin and there is always one called mosgthrsvc which will only delete on the next boot.

This time however it won't delete and seems to be filled with possibly corrupt / viral files.

Nothing shows up on my virus checker etc and when I try to delete these files one by oneit keeps telling me that they cannot be found press f5 to refresh but when I do they are still there... I can't even delete them in safe mode...

... any suggestions??

This pic shows the files within the folder:

Here is a Hijackthis log but this also shows nothing I can see...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 20:04:47, on 04/12/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYSTEM\MOSEARCH\BIN\MOSEARCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGSERV9.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\PCTVOICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZON... Read more

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I have following files in the C:\WINDOWS\Temp file: Perflib_Perfdata_100 and Perflib_Perfdata_538. I have tried deleting them but to no avail (they are "in use"). I have scanned computer with NOD32, Spybot, Ad-aware, SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware but they do not seem to find anything. Have also tried a HiJackThis "Delete on Reboot" but no dice. I need help!

A:Am I infected - Perflib_Perfdata file in Temp folder cannot be deleted

Welcom to this forum Have also tried a HiJackThis "Delete on Reboot" but no dice.This method of approach is not really a good idea as, unless you know what this diagnosic tool is telling you ,you COULD delete more than you realise and remove a vital line and render the computer unbootable May I suggest you post the reports from the Malwarebytes and Superantispyware programs for someone to review for you ?

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Hello Folks,

Feel somewhat foolish, however here goes. I'm an intermediate user. Just installed 0&0 Safe erase 3 tool from Sept 09 issue of PC Pro. I merely wish to securely delete my temporary internet file folder. Problem is, i can't get to folder if i search in search box, (in vista) however i can see the folder via tools/internet options/settings/view files in the folder list, but am afraid to move it just in case i mess up the place where the files go, in the normal running of Windows.All i want to do is put the folder in the 'add folder' box of safe erase 3 and delete the files manually, but cannot get to it. Hoping this makes some kind of sense, and some kind person can advise me how to complete this simple task.

Cheers,

Jazzymazzy
Laptop: Aspire 8930G, Nvidia GeForce 9600m 4GB DDR3 320GB HDD Intel core 2 Duo T5800 Vista Home premium

A:Can't find temp internet file folder - foolish!

Hello,

I find it hard to believe, that of 36 people who have viewed my post to date, that no one has a suggestion for a reply. Can anyone explain this? I don't think the solution is difficult, i'm simply stuck. That's all. Maybe this is why i don't use forums like this. I'm sure there was a time when administrators offered advice. Probably with overwhelming demand, solutions canot be guaranteed. I'll wait a while longer, and then withdraw my membership. Sadly...

Jazzymazzy.

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I have a suspectious blue text file PSW_ps~1.htm in my temp folder that I can not delete. Any suggestions?
 

A:blue text colored file in temp folder

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Recently I purchased a new computer and installed the latest version of WinAmp. I've enjoyed WinAmp in the past, however I noticed a small glitch. When I go to add a file, it automatically defaults to the Internet Exporer Temporary File Folder. Obviously, I do not want to keep my mp3s there.

Before, it would remember which folder I opened last, which was awesome. Someone told me to change the "cwd=" line in winamp.ini, however that didn't work. Each time I open WinAmp, it defaults that cwd line back to the Internet Explorer Temporary folder. Any ideas???

N8thegr898
 

A:WinAmp 2.77 - Open File always defaults to a temp folder

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why is my user file stored in TEMP instead of the name of the user account?

A:User file stored in a folder called TEMP?

Hi found this for you to look at hope it helps;

The system creates a user profile the first time that a user logs on to a computer. At subsequent logons, the system loads the user's profile, and then other system components configure the user's environment according to the information in the profile.
Types of User Profiles

Following are the types of user profiles available in Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Server 2003:
Local User Profiles. A local user profile is created the first time that a user logs on to a computer. The profile is stored on the computer's local hard disk. Changes made to the local user profile are specific to the user and to the computer on which the changes are made.
Roaming User Profiles. A roaming user profile is a copy of the local profile that is copied to, and stored on, a server share. This profile is downloaded to any computer that a user logs onto on a network. Changes made to a roaming user profile are synchronized with the server copy of the profile when the user logs off. The advantage of roaming user profiles is that users do not need to create a profile on each computer they use on a network.
Mandatory User Profiles. A mandatory user profile is a type of profile that administrators can use to specify settings for users. Only system administrators can make changes to mandatory user profiles. Changes made by users to desktop settings are lost when the user logs off.
Temporary User Profiles. A temporary profile is issued ea... Read more

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Hello everyone
I can see on my company network that there is a windows machine in which the temp folder contains another folder:

temp/temp10634534/setup.exe
Is it normal for a temp folder to contain another temp folder?
 I was thinking this be an example of malware creating a randomly generated folder. VirusTotal does not flag the file as malicious but I am suspicious.

Any thoughts?

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Hi there,

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what is going on. I turned my java update option to "never update" last April. It is still in that state.

I recently noticed a jusched .txt file in my Temp folder that had a list of updates starting September 13th. However, it isn't really a text file at all, but a .log file. I discovered this after fooling around with it and trying to open it with i.e. (when offline). I got a message window asking if I wanted to save or open, along with a pop-up window showing a download process had initiated. I chose open and it tried to open explorer and connect somewhere, but just closed when it couldn't (cuz i was offline). After this, the jusched file extension changed in my Temp file to .log. Was going to attach a screen print but turns out it is too large.

How do I get rid of this thing, and also there is a FXSAPIDebuglogfile.txt that's in my temp file as well - i can't delete it at all. Says it's in use if I try; even though the only thing open is the Windows explorer window that displays it. I had also noticed a StructuredQuery text file, which I opened to discover SQL code tracking where i went on i.e., windows and the desktop (I deleted it).

I've made .pdfs of the original jusched and attached it. I did the same for the StructuredQuery files but it is 512KB - too large to attach in the forum.

Maybe its nothing, but I've not a clue what this is all about, especially since my JavaU... Read more

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Was recently infected with virus and successfully removed it, thanks to information in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/302533/trojan-bnkwin32-keyloggergen/Went straight to certain folders to ensure bad bad bad files deleted, and all were.But C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\TempContains a hidden file called x406THs3wg8XQNever appeared before. It's not being used by any programme. Read-only. 12.5 KB in size.When I try to delete it, standard message: The file 'x406THs3wg8XQ' is a system file. If you remove it, your computer or one of your programs may no longer work correctly. Are you sure you want to move it to the Recycle Bin?Googled "x406THs3wg8XQ": Your search - x406THs3wg8XQ - did not match any documents. I've restarted PC several times already (that includes restarting and turn-off/restart) to make sure certain things are okay, everything is operating properly, no errors in Event Viewer, but that file is an issue.Suggestions? Thanks in advance.

A:Owner/Local Settings/Temp Folder - Unknown File

Some files are locked by the operating system or locked by running programs during use for protection, so scanners cannot access them. Files that are located in password-protected archives may also be locked or denied access. When the scanner finds such a file, it makes a note and then just skips to the next one. That explains why it shows as "skipped" or "Access Denied" in some anti-virus or anti-malware log scan reports. Similarly, when attempting to delete such a file manually, you may receive a message indicating it is in use or a warning that it is a protected. For more information about this, please refer to How to Delete/Rename a Stubborn File. Several utilities are suggested for dealing with stubborn files to include Unlocker.Please download Unlocker and save to your desktop.Choose the default installation folder C:\Programs Files\Unlocker, click "Next" then click "Install" and reboot when finished.Navigate to the file or folder you want to delete.Right-click on it and select "Unlocker" from the menu.If the folder or file is locked, a window listing of lockers will open.Click to highlight the file path and choose "Unlock all". (make sure "no action" is chosen in the program)After you unlock it, right-click on the file and choose delete.Note: When you are unsure about a suspicious or unknown file, you can rename it by adding .vir after the file's extension (i.e. badfile.dll.vir). If you... Read more

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I was looking for files containing suspected unauthorized downloads/installations in this morning's Temp Folder and came across this very strange, suspicious looking set of messages from Microsoft Windows'
Defender Program, entitled "MpCmdRun" The terms  "Spynet Service"  and  "RestrictPrivileges"-  had me very concerned, worried about what might be going on with my computer.
 
There is no question that I've found myself severely limited, restricted  in what I've been able to faciliate, enable through the use of the command prompt as Administrator but have have not been able to determine
what, why I've been severely restricted in this way. After finding this message just moments ago, it seemed to offer insight, explanation into why I've been unable to activate the Administrator privileges I've been aware of.
 
I would very much appreciate having the experts here at Bleeping Computer enlighten me as to what the messages of "MpCmdRun"  regarding Windows' Defender,"Spynet Service"  and  "RestrictPrivileges"
are all about.  I want to express my appreciatiojn and gratitude regarding any information you may be able to provide in this regard.
 
Sincerely,
Marc Savoy
 
 
 
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MpCmdRun: Command Line: "c:\program files\windows defender\MpCmdRun.exe" SpyNetService -RestrictPrivileges -AccessKey 19333607-235B-6B5B-DF09-9E981C96DA5C ... Read more

A:CAn Anyone Identify This Suspicious Appearing File Found in Today's Temp Folder?

The process known as MpCmdRun is part of Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility or Windows Defender Command Line Utility or Command Line Utility belongs to software Microsoft Malware Protection or Windows Defender or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Microsoft Security Essentials

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I can't download anything because my temporary file/folder is not valid. I don't know how this happened and I have no idea how to fix it. I would greatly appreciate some ideas on how to fix this. I can't download the Rkill because the temp. file is not valid. I'm now getting multiple NSIS error messages that are all the same as the topic title. Please help! Many thanks in advance...Diane

A:NSIS error writing temporary file. Make sure temp. folder is valid.

Hi,
 
Can you please check the environment variables here?
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000549.htm
 
Do you see the TEMP path?

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I've had this problem going on for 5 months now , every now and then i get this error , i have 2 drivers on my pc , one ssd for OS and some programs and an HDD for games and mass storage. I get this whenever i try to run a setup from inside the downloads folder located on the HDD , the D disc. Funny thing is whenever i format the HDD the problem seems to go away only to return at a later date. I'm pretty desperate here any ideas why this is happening ?

A:NSIS error writing temporary file. make sure your temp folder is valid

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :



If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.
 

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.
 

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!
 

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.
 

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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)

Thanks
 

A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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Here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:15:22 AM, on 9/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~3\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~3\MMDiag.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mim.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
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A:I have these files in my %temp% folder JETBBAE.temp and ~DFCA9F.tmp and i cant delete

* Click here to download ATF Cleaner by Atribune and save it to your desktop.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.

Under Main choose: Select All

Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox:
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All

Click the Empty Selected button.

NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use Opera:
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All

Click the Empty Selected button.

[*]NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
 

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Every time I turn my PC on and Log in I check my Temp Folder and it has all this crap in it. Besides just deleting it all like I do every day, would there happen to be an easier way? And why is this happening anyway?

It also says I have 1 hidden File. I have not messed with the hidden file. Should I delete it or is it of some importance?

Below are links to the screenshots it took.

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae73/rc3mil/TEMPFOLDER.jpg

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae73/rc3mil/TEMPFOLDER2.jpg

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae73/rc3mil/HIDDENFILE.jpg
Issue number 2.

I am trying to Install a trial version of Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 but it wont continue unless I remove my McAfee Antivirus from the PC. I am happy with McAfee and am only installing Kaspersky to run a scan on my PC one time to compare the 2 antivirus programs. I have disabled McAfee from both the Startup and Services tabs in the System Configuration Utility accessed via MSCONFIG .

Kaspersky still wants to remove it...

How can I temporarily disable McAfee or trick Kaspersky into thinking McAfee isnt installed on my PC?

Thanks to all that answer.

A:Help with Windows XP and Temp Folder.

1) You should never have two different AV's installed at the same time.

2) McAfee is, in my opinion, worthless. I know you say you like it, but I'd suggest replacing it with something else.

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Key.exe in WINDOWS\Temp Folder keeps recreating itself at windows logon. My Symantec Endpoint AV keeps on delteing it. I don't know what to do to get rid of it once and for all.

A:Key.exe in WINDOWS/Temp Folder

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What are the spl.tmp files in c:\windows\temp - and can I delete them?

A:Windows Temp Folder

The .spl extension is for Flash programs and Print Spools. They're not essential to windows, but could still be needed.

If you want to get rid of temp files, I'd stick with running Disk Cleanup and also clearing them out of Internet Options.

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I have found 54.7mb stored in my windows temp folder is it safe to delete any of this? also in windows java packages there are 8 zip files what are they for should i unzip them if yes to where ? thanks for any help [email protected]
 

A:Windows temp folder

You can safely delete the files in your Windows\temp folder. Not sure about the others...
 

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Hi
Is it possible to increase the size of windows XP Pro's temporary folder?
If yes then how?

thank you in advance.

A:Windows temp folder

Quote:





Originally Posted by src2206


Hi
Is it possible to increase the size of windows XP Pro's temporary folder?
If yes then how?

thank you in advance.




G'Day src2206,

YES it is...try this:

Go into InternetExplorer Properties either via any open Internet Explorer page[like this one for instance] Tools > Internet Options > Settings, in here you can increase/decrease the amount of space by sliding the slider to the right or left.
Hope this answers your question, and works.

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Every time I turn my PC on and Log in I check my Temp Folder and it has all this crap in it. Besides just deleting it all like I do every day, would there happen to be an easier way? And why is this happening anyway?

It also says I have 1 hidden File. I have not messed with the hidden file. Should I delete it or is it of some importance?

Below are links to the screenshots it took.

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae73/rc3mil/TEMPFOLDER.jpg

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae73/rc3mil/TEMPFOLDER2.jpg

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae73/rc3mil/HIDDENFILE.jpg
Issue number 2.

I am trying to Install a trial version of Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 but it wont continue unless I remove my McAfee Antivirus from the PC. I am happy with McAfee and am only installing Kaspersky to run a scan on my PC one time to compare the 2 antivirus programs. I have disabled McAfee from both the Startup and Services tabs in the System Configuration Utility accessed via MSCONFIG .

Kaspersky still wants to remove it...

How can I temporarily disable McAfee or trick Kaspersky into thinking McAfee isnt installed on my PC?

Thanks to all that answer.
 

A:Help with Windows XP and Temp Folder.

for issue one, I just use ATF and run it weekly. Whatever it doesn't delete doesn't need to be deleted.

For option two, you can't have dueling AV apps; they will cancel each other out. Personally, I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials as it's free and pretty lightweight, but if you wish to pay for it, nobody is going to stop you.
 

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something is hogging up my computer hard drive. i checked on windows file and saw that a temp folder is talking up 1.56 gb of space. there are 18 files on that folder but all of them are 0 bytes except for the first one. it is 1.56 gb. the file is called $1C58395C.t$m. should I delete it?

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Hi,

For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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I've recently become accustomed to checking my temp folder daily. I noticed there were a few large files in there usually prefixed with BIT. I deleted them, only to notice they kept showing up again. Currently found files:

BIT11.temp
BIT1A6A.tmp

They are usually around 35mb in size. Googling didn't really help... most I could find was some problem with Windows Server 8 or something... and otherwise it was mentioning a problem with broken windows updates. Problem is, I don't have automatic updates enabled, in fact, I have the whole service disabled. The main reason this is a problem for me is because the files are fairly large, and if these are getting downloaded constantly, they could be slowing down my already slow internet. I've already ran a spyware check with Superantispyware, and a virus scan with NOD32... and both showed no infections of any kind.

My current set-up is Windows XP, SP2.

On a somewhat unrelated note, I noticed occasionally a wl-setup.exe or some such will appear in temp as well, also around 35mb in size... The only thing I use that runs on live is MSNmessenger. I can't seem to force any of these files to download by using any sort of application... so any ideas?

A:Large bit*.tmp files in %temp%

I would post in the malware forum. According to this link, BIT1.tmp (also seen with the alias BIT11.tmp) is a malware dropper.

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I just formatted my machine about a week ago. I've been reinstalling my programs the last few days and everything had been going fine. Today when installing a program I noticed when it asked me where I wanted to install, it said I had 39gigs free on my C:\ drive. Well, I have a 74gig Raptor, which is 69gigs after format NFTS. There is no way I have 29gigs taken after a week. I have system restore turned off. I run ccleaner a couple times a day, so I thought it wasn't temps files. I ran a HD check, and it also shows I only have about 7-8gigs worth of files on the C:\ drive. This issue was driving me crazy.I found the culprits after a while. My Windows/Temp file is full with something, but I don't know what. I don't understand why the HD analyzer didn't see these files. I had to manually look at the properties of each individual folder to find them. CCleaner doesn't clean them. My hijack this log is clean, and like I said, I just formatted a week ago, and have been running AV since the format. An AV scan of this folder comes back clean with Kaspersky fully updated.Anyone know what these files are or what program causes them?http://sbriglia.com/images/hdspace.jpg http://sbriglia.com/images/hdspace02.jpg Thanks.

A:What Are These Files In My Windows/temp Folder?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896642.aspxhere's a good tool for investigating what's going on?sounds like some software "glitched" during it's installgoogle wasn't very helpful

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Hello, for the past week or two I have had an issue with what I assume is a virus. I use Avira antivirus and anti-malwarebytes as my antivirus software. Frequently I will get a threat warning from avira and also microsoft security essentials about a virus in my windows/temp folder..on the avira pop up I click remove, and each time it runs a process to remove the virus. But this keeps happening again and again. What should I do? I booted into safe mode and ran ccleaner twice, and then ran full scans on both avira and anti-malwarebytes, and those both showed up clean. I then booted up normally and a few minutes later I get the same virus threat message from avira..I click to remove it..it hapeens again. Please help!!

A:Virus in windows/temp folder? Help?

update: this alert has occurred around 30 times in the past week, I looked at the info avira gives me and this is what I get:
 
 
"Virus or unwanted program 'Eicar-Test-Signature [virus]'
detected in file 'C:\Windows\Temp\tmp0000630b\tmp00000f2c.
Action performed: Deny access"
 
please help me!
 
I am running windows 7 home premium

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When watching Online TV using WMP or VLC they create .tmp files in windows\Temp which become a couple of GB after some hours of watching. When I was with Win XP they deleted themselves after closing the player. Now not only they don't delete themselves but when i try to delete them manually I can't. The first time I delete them, no problems, but if I click refresh they are still there and if I try to delete them again I get the message that I don't have the needed rights(I'm logged in with administrator rights account). After a restart the files are gone. I don't want to restart every time after watching TV so I will appreciate your help.

A:Windows 7 Temp folder problem

For some freaky reason I can't find the edit button.
-When I delete the files using shift+delete: the first time i do it no warning messages. After refresh the deleted files are back and if I try to delete them I get the message that I don't have the needed permissions. After restart the files are no more.
-When using delete+empty recycle bin: the files don't show anymore in the folder, but also the free space stays the same. After restart the free space goes up.

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I am running Windows XP pro with Avast 4.8
After I click run - "temp" there are three files that cannot be deleted from the folder
1. Avast 4 folder containing notepad file called webshlock
2. Perflib_Perfdata_128
3. Perflib_Perfdara_1fc

Windows displays the following message
Error deleting File or Folder
Cannot delete (3 file names) It is being used by another person or program.
Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.
I have run CCleaner to no avail.
Any suggestions?

A:Emptying Windows "temp" Folder.

Try deleting the Files in Safe Mode.How to start Windows in Safe Mode

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I have AVG 8.5 Internet Security Suite but recently received an email from a trusted friend that I think may have given me a trojan. I had one a couple of weeks ago and got rid of it by going into Safe Mode where I could access the folder and delete an errant file. This started again today when I had a strange error message about lack of video memory when trying to start a game - The Settlers 6. An AVG Scan showed nothing but when I tried to start SpyBot it would not run. I am unable to access the Windows\Temp folder again even in Safe Mode.

I downloaded and scanned with HJT. The log file is pasted below. Can you help me clear up this mess please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:31:43, on 17/07/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\Identity Protection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\RegCure\RegCure.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIAEE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Genie-Soft\GBMHome8\GBMAgent.exe
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A:\Windows\Temp folder won't open

I am now unable to log into MSNM - Windows Live. When trying to Repair the connection I get the report that the Hosts file contains MSN related entries which may interfere with name resolution. Cleaning it has no effet.
Previous versions of MSNM still wotk with no problems.

I have tried to run Malawarebytes program but after reporting an infected Registry Key the program continues until it gets to the Temp folder then aborts without saving a log.
 

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Within the last few weeks, my laptop C: drive lost most of its free space. I traced it to the C:/windows/temp file which took up 176 G. I could not find any subfolders or files that would take up that space, the sum of everything I could see inside the temp folder added to only about 3Gs.

When I first checked the temp folder properties, 34,000 plus files were indicted, but soon after only 375 files were indicated (375 files is about the number the files I can actual see in the temp folder). Regardless of the number of files indicated, 176 Gs were indicated in either case.

As I only had about 3Gs left in my C drive, I removed about 20 Gs of files to make room. The next day most of the empty space disappeared and the temp folder grew to 205 Gs overnight. There was a last modification date on that very night with a 2:08am time. I had the laptop on "sleep" at the time.

two questions:
1. what the heck is going on?
2. Can I just delete the entire C:/windows/temp file? I cannot find the subfolder or files that are causing the trouble.

thanks
 

A:GIGANTIC C:/windows/temp folder

I just did a select all / delete in the C:/windows/temp folder. All but one file was deleted (klsE4B0.tmp, 91kb, of which I was told was open)

But now the windows/temp file is 206Gs with 30 files and 10 folders of which all but one I cannot see!

Should I just delete the temp folder outright?
 

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Every 4 to 10 minutes a file is created in my Windows/temp directory. The files are binary and encrypted. All the files start with “dat” followed by a 4 number/letter sequence, and ending with a “tmp” extension. Example datD2F8.tmp All of the files are 226kb in size. Whatever is creating them is not deleting them.

Know any thing about these files?
 

A:Odd files in Windows/temp folder

These 2 temp folders:

C:\WINDOWS\Temp (XP and Vista)

C:\Documents And Settings\(Username)\Local Settings\Temp (XP)

C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp (Vista)

accumulate files on a regular basis. The non-Windows temp folder will accumulate a lot more than the Windows temp folder.

Unless you do a lot of installing and updating programs and creating new files, deleting the contents of these 2 temp folders a couple of times a month is sufficient.

There's no reason for letting those files annoy you.

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Hello, I have a problem, I think that a virus has been downloaded onto my computer, I say this because AVG keeps warning me about malicious files in the temp folder. I tried deleting it normally and nothing happened, and in safe mode it did delete but reappered when loading normally, any advice?

A:Virus in windows temp folder!

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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I'm trying to free up space on a clients SBS 2011 server and have found 50GB of files in the Temp folder in the Windows directory. It seems to be mostly full of cab files that are all the same file size, 116,165KB anyone ever seen this? Can I delete these?
 

A:50GB in windows temp folder

Anything in a Temp folder is typically safe to delete. You'll know if it's used because you'll get a cannot delete error while it's going. To be safe you could just dump them into the Recycle Bin for now.

This type of tying usually happens when techs use temp folders for files they are working on then forget to delete them.
 

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I have kind of a stupid question here but I'm wondering about deleting the contents of my temp folder. There are some folders in it that have items related to my Norton Scanner and some related to Outlook Express. Also theres the cookie and temorary internet folders. If I delete these enitre folders will it harm the programs at all?? Is it safe to just select everything in the temp folder and delete it?? Thanks
 

A:Temp Folder Issues / Windows XP

I delete all temp files weekly and haven't had a problem yet.
 

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I have an EXE file that creates itself Windows\System32 folders every time I logon to the computer. I am running XP Pro and keep it up to date. Also Internet Explorer is getting slower and slower. I do not know if they are related? I have scanned the computer with Spybot, Trend Micro Client, BitDefender, Stinger - most in Safe mode. And have gone through the Windows and Windows\System32 folders and deleted unknown exe files. I checked via google before deleting any files. The current file in the Windows\Temp folder is OV965C.EXE (see log), last start up is was AJB6C6.EXE. The icon for this file is always a dog. When in safe mode I can delete the file, but it comes back with another random 6 character name when I start up normal.This computer had a bunch of spyware that I deleted in the last 2 days. This one does not show up on any of the scanners, and keeps coming back.Here is the HJT log.Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0Scan saved at 12:46:12 PM, on 6/23/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug&... Read more

A:Random Exe In Windows\temp Folder

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.

That file from your temp directory is related to TrendMicro. It is created on every reboot and the name will change. It's not malware.

I do still see signs of malware in your log. But your log is incomplete. Please post a new hijackthis log. The last part of the log should end in 023 lines showing NT services.

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On Startup, Windows displays the "File waiting to be written to CD" message but the folder is empty.
If I attempt to copy a new file to the CD, it casches to the temporary folder but will not write of the CD. Either the "save and retry" message appears or sometimes a "file is wrong size". The file has been identified as CAKTIZWD, which no longer exists on my computer.
I can read the CD but can not write to it.
I am running Windows XP SP2 on a dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
The CD is OK. I can burn CD's using Roxio.
I have run Mcafee virus scan and System Mechanic registry cleaner in an attempt to clear the erroneous tag, with no results.
Your assistance is appreciated
 

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Is it okay to empty the c:\windows\temp folder?
 

A:empty c:\windows\temp folder?

yep
doing it in safe mode is more effetive

how to restart in safe mode
While your computer is restarting press F8 everyone 1 second, and when you hop onto Windows Advance menu, just check safe mode

heres an inner depth with details ( u can clear out ur other temps too while ur at it)

Go to

My Computer > Folder Options... > View tab > folder options > Show hidden

My Computer > Folder Options... > View tab > folder options >uncheck hide protected operating system files

My Computer > Folder Options... > View tab > folder options >uncheck hide extensions for known file types

next go to

C:\ Windows\temp
Edit > select all
Edit> delete (or right click delete)

C:\Docuements and Settings\(YOUR USER)\ Local Setting\ temp
Edit > select all
Edit>delete (right click delete)

Go to

Control Panel > Internet Options > General Tab > Delete Files..(check delete all offline content

then click to the Programs Tab > Reset Web Settings

Apply > Ok

Then empty out your recycling Bin

and then restart ur computer normally
and ur done
 

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Hi,

I have a friend who has Windows XP SP3 running with Vipre Anti Virus, the problem that arise is his temp folder seems to be filling up with these types of files..

C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\SBS_7ZIP_OPEN_20100414122513.234_ 7461

He has a 300GB hard drive and only about 20 or 30GB is used but the rest of the Hard drive will get filled with the above temp files until the whole drives runs out of space..its'll go down to 1 MB or less so the rest of the 200GB is full of temp files..and the low hard drive notifications popsup.. I always have ro have him run CCleaer to clean out his temp folder. This happens everyday...

I'm not sure what program is creating all these files, I had him uninstall his backup program (GFI home backup)..I see that a program is using the 7ZIP program or someting to create these files..I'm just lost? Can anyone help me out please, I really need to find out what is causing windows or a program to create this type of temp files until the hard drive runs out of space?

Thank you!
 

A:Windows TEMP folder filling up?

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Hi

I keep getting a block from my vipre antivirus software that a svchost.exe is trying to run from location c:/windows/temp folder. It creates a folder with random 4 letter folder name in this folder. Have ran a full scan of malwarebytes and also vipre full scan. Included is a DDS.txt file. Any Help in this matter is greatly appreciated.


Thank You

jyp517

A:Svchost.exe is trying to run from windows/Temp folder

Hello -

One of the logs is missing. Only the attach.txt and ark.txt are attached.Please post the dds.txt

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I am not sure if this thread should be here in Op/Sys or in where browser problems are found ...

I am running WinXP SP3 on a IBM T40. The browser is FireFox 20.0.1 IE8 is installed but never used. I have recently noticed that I am running out of disk space on C:\ (opsys and programs only on that drive). When I poked around to see what was happening, I noticed that there was 4GB of content in Internet Temp Files in an "IE5" folder. This was surprising because all browsers are set to delete everything (history, cache, ...) on exit. I deleted them all (using CleanUp!). I checked space on C:\ and it was back to where it should be. Several days later the same problem -- 4GB+ of content in the same area.

I run AVG security s/w and manually run Malware Bytes and SpyBot once a week. There is no indication of any malware. The only recent change/install is an update to Firefox 20.x

Any thoughts on what might be going on?
 

A:Internet Temp Files Very Large

Hi! This page may offer some suggestions to read about. Hope it helps with your problem!

Keeping Microsoft Windows PCs Clean: http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/clean.htm
 

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On July 4, I noticed the following problem with moving files within Windows Explorer. I'd move the file, and then my HDD activity LED would go nuts and I'd suffer a severe system slow-down. Since my problem was clearly to do with HDD access, I figured the most logical places to go looking were the temp directories. So I opened up several Windows Explorer windows to view all my temp directories, and moved a file and I noticed the following:

In c:\windows\temp two files were being created. Both were SC##.tmp where # is some valid hex character, and one of them ballooned to more than 150MB. Then they both vanished. Interesting. I triggered it again with Task Manager running, but no new task was created. I'm running Kaspersky AVPro 4.x and Pest Patrol Corporate 4.x, and stopping them didn't stop the problem. Stopping AVPCC.exe looked like it did, but it seems to have been a fluke thing.

I've run up-to-date scans using Kaspersky, Pest Patrol, Pandascan, AdAware, SpyBot, and Spy Sweeper, and they all come up negative. I also didn't install any new software between July 1 and July 4. I was moving very large files around to trigger this, like 165mb install files and 300mb video files.

The problem is not virtual memory being added to the swap file, and it's not my anti-virus scanner examining the file as it gets moved or anything, and no attempt to access the internet is being made when the files are finished doing what they're doing. The pro... Read more

A:Strange, large temp files

In case it helps, I've attached a screenshot of my windows explorer window near the conclusion of one of these large files being made. Note please the second smaller file, which stopped growth almost immediately at 124kb. I tried opening that file in Textpad... it didn't work.
 

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I was installing sqlserver express, and it keeps failing saying

similar as this guy's problem

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...dts-failed-the

Although maybe Avast is causing it, as this says here
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Fo...etupandupgrade
results in a failed install

A:Can a user have ownership of c:/windows/temp folder?

well it is just fated as one of those things not meant to be.

It failed but now with a more serious error. I may have caused by deleting the server instances manually when they kept failing and sucking my free space to almost zero, thanks a lot MS for making a very difficult to install program.

It is like that old saying got to know when to quit. So unless someone else can tell me how I will just quit.

failure log

Code:
Overall summary:
Final result: Failed: see details below
Exit code (Decimal): -2147467259
Start time: 2015-09-07 08:22:17
End time: 2015-09-07 08:35:45
Requested action: Install

Setup completed with required actions for features.
Troubleshooting information for those features:
Next step for RS: Use the following information to resolve the error, uninstall this feature, and then run the setup process again.
Next step for SQLEngine: Use the following information to resolve the error, uninstall this feature, and then run the setup process again.
Next step for FullText: Use the following information to resolve the error, uninstall this feature, and then run the setup process again.
Next step for Replication: Use the following information to resolve the error, uninstall this feature, and then run the setup process again.
Machine Properties:
Machine name: SCOTTUPSTAIRSWI
Machine processor count: 2
OS... Read more

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Hello folks, got a problem that is driving me nuts.

First I am using an AlienWare M17 with Windows 7 Pro, fresh install no upgrade.

I am having trouble installing software that uses a temp folder. The first problem started while trying to install a printer, HP Deskjet F380. I downloaded the proper driver package and when I try to install I keep getting an error telling me that file blah blah blah cannot be found. I went to the temp folder and it was there, I cleared the temp folder and tried it again, no dice.

I tried installing a different printer, the software package allows you to choose your own temp folder so I made on on the desktop, same error as before with the other printer software.

This printer software works fine on the other computers I have here.

I tried installing Java, won't install.

I tried updating my GTA4, temp folder problems again, wont install and I cant play my game!

I tried it in safe mode, no good. I shut off all AlienWare software thinking that was the problem, no go.

Any ideas?

A:WIndows 7 Temp Folder install problems

Lets give this another round!

Ok, first problem I misreported, bad sitrep if you will.

When I try to install printer number one, I get the missing file error, see photo,



But when I go to the folder to look for it it is there, see photo,



I've tried safe mode and turning off all Alienware software, no change.

Problem 2,

Printer number two, when I try to install the software I get a wierd error. At first it did just like printer #1 but now it does this, see photo,



I am not running Vista!!



The printer software installed just fine on two other computers!

I get the same errors as printer #1 when I tried to install an update to GTA4 (I cannot play the game without the update!) and when I tried to install Java.

Any ideas what is happening here?

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Hello everybody, I have just instaled Windows 7 x64 on my lenovo u350 and I get problem. When i try to instal firefox i get the error message: cannot create temp folder archive and I cannot download any files from the Internet, but I can normal browse pages. Does someone have idea where's the problem?
Thx

A:Windows 7: cannot create temp folder archive

It might be Firefox. have you tried IE? I'm finding Firefox to be inconsistent with loading pages vs IE at this point. I've been a Firefox user for years with no issues but am having issues with Firefox with Windows 7.

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During cleanup, web temp files are deleted, however the c:/windows/temp remains untouched.  This is a temp directory, so should it be emptied?   Is it safe to delete the file manually, or should I leave it alone?  Am on a mission to do some 1's & 0's spring cleaning and wanted to address this first.  Thanks.

A:windows temp jam packed directory [folder]

Feel free to delete all the files in any temp folder. If you just installed any new software, reboot before empty a temp folder (some programs put files in the temp folder which are needed to complete installation upon reboot).

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Hello,My OS is Vista. I am trying to remove all files from my windows temp file. Most of the items in the temp folder I am able to remove by using select all then delete. The one I am not able to remove is called boot_interprosses it says it is a file folder. When I try to remove I get the error destination folder access denied. I have tried to use Unlock to try to unlock the file and then delete but that did not work. When I open the file skype_c2c_messaging_mutex appears. How do I delete this file and prevent it from returning? Please provide clear easy to understand instructions. Also daily I get files/folders in the temp file that start with avg_ is there a way of preventing these from returning? Thanks for any and all help.

A:Delete files in windows temp folder

I would suggest before you load any utilities to simply do this the recommended way instead of your freelance way.Accessories/system tools/disk cleanupcheck everything and run it. Then review your temp folder. There maybe things still there but its due to the system using them.You should review what antivirus you are using if you are infected with malware. It apparently didn't do its job.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM'smessage edited by wanderer

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How do I change the location of Windows "Temp" folder in-

Windows 98
Windows XP

 

A:Changing windows Temp folder location

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I have HP pavilion G6 laptop running windows 8.1. Found under c:\windows\temp a folder with a very long alphanumeric "name". On opening this appears to be an OS installation i.e. it has the following files included:

Program Files
Program Files (x86)
Program data
Sources
Users
Windows

Being in the temp folder I presume can be deleted. However I cannot delete this folder. I get the message that says I require permission from the trusted installer (??) to make changes to this folder.

How do I delete this folder ??

A:Unable to remove folder from Windows\Temp

Download a little program called "Take Control." Once you have it install that right click on the file you want to delete then click on "Take Control." Sometimes files in the Temp Folder just will not allow you to delet it for some reason. Also you could take a look in the tutorial forum here on the eights to see if there is a tutorial that may help answer your question. . .good luck.

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I think temp folders are just for temporary things. But my C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder is full of files!! More than 500MB in total.

Can I safely empty C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder?

A:Can I safely empty C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder?

Yes.

Is it safe to Remove All Files from the Windows Temp ? - Windows-XP-General-Discussion - Windows-XP (also applies to Vista, 7, and 8)

You could also employ a 3rd party app like CCleaner or Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums

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tetonbob,

here is the log.txt

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Benim at 2008-10-09 19:38:59
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
System drive C: has 2 GB (14%) free of 13 GB
Total RAM: 255 MB (22% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:40:33, on 9-10-2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgfwsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxcgcoms.e... Read more

A:Can't Delete Temp Folder in windows perflib_perfdata5f0.dat in use?

Original log posted 10-02-2008, 02:39 PM

Can't merge topics, or the old one will take precedence, and you'll not be able to reply, since only staff and Original Poster can reply to topics in this section of the forums.

IT_Starter wrote:

Hello can anyone help me I can't delete my temp folder in C:\windows i'm guessing maybe it's a virus or spyware because it keeps saying : "can't delete Perflib_Perfdata_5f0.dat check if it's in use by another application and try again" I can't find the application so i'm guessing it's a virus or spyware already run hijackthis here's my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:15:32, on 2-10-2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avg... Read more

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I'm infected with the svchost.exe virus. It's in my Windows/Temp folder and AVG pops it up each time I boot up. I don't see any drastic change in the speed of my PC but it behaves strangely at times. Sometimes I'm browsing the internet and the "Limited or no connectivity" yellow triangle appears over the network icon in the task tray shortly before the computer totally freezes. I'm not sure this is related to the svchost.exe virus but it is an occasional issue as well. I need help!
Thanks

A:svchost.exe virus in Windows Temp folder won't go away.

Hi gharvey and welcome to BC.Please take note of the following:1. Please do not run any other tools unless instructed.2. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean.3. If there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.4. Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Step 1Note:There are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool available. Please pick the version that matches your operating system's bit type.If you are unsure what you're system bit type is..... click Here for help.For x32 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the downloaded icon to run the tool.When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please copy and paste it to your reply also.Thanks

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Hello BC.
For the past week I have been getting this message about an infected or corrupted file in my temp folder. I'm currently using Bitdefender, and every time it suggests me with an infected file, I choose the option to delete it, however it keeps on being infected or something like that. I have looked at other solutions regarding the same issue as I and I have tried doing what people told them to do, but nothing seems to work for me. I downloaded many anti virus programs and such, but nothing seems to fix the virus and getting it deleted, as the pop-up message keeps happening.
Hope someone can help me with this issue 

A:Virus in temp windows folder? Help me, pc-guys

Christian339:
 
to the Bleeping Computer Am I Infected? - What Do I Do? Forum.  My name is Phil, and if you would permit, since we will be working together, I would like to address you by your first name, if that is alright with you.
I use Bitdefender myself. Is it Bitdefender that is issuing the warning, or is it a pop-up when you are on (a) website(s)?
Would you be so kind as to post the actual message that your are seeing? A screenshot would be even better, but the text of the message would be helpful, to help me, help you.
It may not be a virus. It could be adware. I suggest that we run a few preliminary scans.
 
 
 
ESET Online Scanner using Internet Explorer:Note 1: These instructions are for Internet Explorer only! If you're using Chrome or Firefox, you will need to download and install the ESET Smart Installer tool before it can scan. See instructions here.Note 2: You will need to disable your currently installed Anti-Virus, how to do so can be found here.
*Click this link to open ESET OnlineScan.
* Place a checkmark next to "Yes, I accept the Terms of Use", then click the button.
* When prompted allow the Add-On/Active X to install.
* In the new window that opens, tic the radio button next to Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
* Then click "Advanced settings", and make sure there is a checkmark next to only the following items (uncheck everything else):
Remove found threats
Scan archives
Scan for potentially unsafe ap... Read more

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Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

A:Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.

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Hello everyone!
 
Sorry for bypassing  introduction topic but I'm kinda in a hurry so I'll do it later.
Moving on to what it's important.
 
I get error every now and then (cca 10-15 times a day).Here is a screenshot.
 

 
It seems that application called fam-installer.exe in temp folder is triggering it.
Do you now what fam-installer is? i deleted it, keeps coming back?why does my pc runs it randomly?
 
Any kind of help is appreciated.
I have run Malwarebytes scan,it found trojan of some kind but that didnt do the job.
Greetings from Split,Croatia.
Here's my dds.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Lovic at 9:52:21 on 2014-03-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1250.385.1033.18.2038.683 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:16 bit ms-dos subsystem windows 7 ntvdm cpu illegal from temp folder

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===--RogueKiller--Download & SAVE to your Desktop For 32bit system or For 64bit system Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+=======Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the proc... Read more

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I'm experiencing what I assume is a newer form of malware; I have a file:
Windows-Update-KB342145-x86-ENU.exe (the KB# changes occasionally)
that keeps reappearing in my Temp folder. Every little while (30-60 minutes) I get the UAC pop-up that the file is trying to execute, and giving me the option to run or block it. I've tried Avast and McAfee anti-viruses, and MalwareBites anti-malware, but they haven't had any success in getting rid of it for good. If I delete it, it comes back again minutes later.

Any ideas, or next steps (HJT logs etc.)?

Thank you,

Ryan
 

A:Windows Update exe Reappears in Win7 Temp Folder

Bump?
 

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Well my girlfriend...what can I say. Her laptop is a mess.

I cannot reinstall or repair windows as there was no recovery disc with the (3 year old) HP laptop.
Everything is running very slow. Startup and shut down is painfully slow.
Every now and again it gets a message saying the Temp folder is corrupt and such and such a file is missing.
I have scanned for viruses with Norton, SuperAntiMalware and more. I have used advanced system care and ccleaner to clean up and delete some files and registry.

Still nothing works. A version of Daemon tools was on it but when windows starts it says it cannot start as the laptop does not have Win XP SP2 or higher installed.

I cannot for the life of me find or make a repair cd. This is a valid copy of Vista.

Specs
Win Vista SP2
Celeron 2GHz Processor
2GB RAM

Please help.

A:Windows Vista Slow / Temp Folder Currupt

Hi sparky2000,There are any number of causes for a slow computer. I would like to start by getting a baseline of the computer's hardware and software.(1. ) What is the exact make and model number of your girlfreind's laptop (look at sticker on the bottom).You may be able to perform a complete system recovery from a hidden partition on the hard drive.If a total system recovery is possible, it would be prudent to test the hard drive prior to recovery.(2. ) To help us get a better look at your computer's hardware, please download and install Speccy by Piriform. (mirror site)During installation, uncheck "Install the free Google Toolbar along with Speccy."Run Speccy and from the top menu, select File --> Publish Snapshot. Click "Yes" to proceed.Click, Copy to Clipboard and paste this address into your next post.(3. ) Please download MiniToolBox by farbar, save it to your Desktop, then run it.Check the following checkboxes:Flush DNS
Report IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
List content of Hosts
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
List Minidump Files
List Restore PointsPlease click Go. Post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

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Hello Everyone

I installed windows on a new SSD drive, so i wanted to keep the "writing" on in on minimum.
I changed the paths to the temp folder in the "Environment Variables" window to a new one.
The problem is that the new temp folder works only for 1 restart, after the second one it uses the same default folder as before. After 1 restart the paths are already changed to the default value.
How can i make the changes permanent?
Thanks

A:Windows TEMP folder keeps changing back to default

How are you changing the Environment variable.

If you're doing it in a command prompt, that won't 'stick'

Right Click Computer
Select properties (bottom of the context menu)
Select Advanced system settings (left hand side of the window)
Press the [Environment Variables...] button (bottom right of window)

The top section shows the user variables
edit TEMP and change to the location you want
edit TMP so that it matches the location you supplied for TEMP

You have to do both
Press the [OK] button

Rename the temp folder under your user profile to x-temp

I think it's immediate, but a restart showed the issue before, so test a restart.

that should do it.

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Hey all, I am just wondering if it safe to delete all these $NTUNINSTALLKB files that are highlighted in blue inside the windows folder. They only appear when you uncheck the hide windows files and folders the same as temp files. I read somewhere that someone was advised it was safe to delete them but I would like to find out myself.
 

A:Solved: Deleting temp files in windows folder

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Hi, my computer is old and has small hard drive space, and someone recommended I delete my %temp%, my temp, and my prefetch folder, but I was just wondering, since I had to do a whole lot of searching ,and downloading of drivers, (just to make my computer compatible with windows 7), where all my downloaded drivers are? And if deleting any of these folders will screw up my drivers, and give me problems, and I would have to find the drivers again. (Also I don't really know what the drivers are called, so I can't really search for them) Because I really wanna delete these folders to make my computer faster, because on XP, where my drivers always worked and I never needed to update them, I deleted those folders all the time, and it made it faster because those folders had a crapload of stuff in them, but I don't want my computer to not be compatible with the games/videos/music/etc. I use it for.

A:Are my drivers in my temp folder, or my %temp% folder?

Your drivers are stored in windows\system32\drivers folder.

I would recommend letting windows do the clean-up instead of hunting down all the temp stuff.

Click on the start orb and type in "disk" in the white search box. That will give you "disk cleanup" as one of the options. Click on that and away you go.

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{28672A49-65A7-11E0-9BF5-00FF01000001} 4/18/11 7.5GB (7,908,378KB)
{7796876C-5958-11DF-9A44-E0CB4EF925B9} 5/6/10 795,152KB
{DB6E8734-53E8-11DF-BCB7-E0CB4EF925B9} 4/20/10 86,744KB

I noticed my C: almost filled up so I used my handy WinDirstat to figure out what happened. It looks like 10 days ago a huge file was created in my c:\windows directory. The filename looks like some HEX registry key of some sort. The curly braces are actually in the filename. I did some quick googling and didn't see anything like this. Any ideas what this could be? I tried moving it to my D: but the file is in use by "System". I'm currently at 3GB free out of 150, so I really need to clear this file out if it is not needed. I thought maybe it might be some corrupted swap file, but I have mine set to my D:

This is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

A:very large file in c:\windows

Go into safe mode, and rename it. Reboot normally. If your windows loads fine, then just delete the file.

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Hey,
 
First of all, I'd like to mention that my problem is almost the same as this thread:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/563607/self-creating-svchostexe-in-windowstemp-folder-claymore-cryptonote-cpu-miner/
 
There's an addition to this though, that another unknown process named lsass.exe is also created along with it, in the Windows/Temp folder.
 
Whenever I start the windows (Windows 7 64-bit), I see two extra processes named svchost.exe (not the usual system ones) (eating 75% of my CPU usage) & an lsass.exe (also different from the system one), & they're not associated with any services. However, on being clicked "Open File Location", I found out that these two processes are in C:\Windows\Temp alongside 3-4 log files which mention a name "Claymore Cryptonote CPU MIner v3.3 Beta". No matter how many times I delete those files, everytime I reboot, they just keep popping up again & again. Then, I decided to download a software named "Spybot - Search & Destroy" after reading at one of other forums about this problem & it's solution, but even that could not solve this issue, & still those files auto-create on reboot & start running, with svchost.exe taking 75% or above of my CPU usage.
 
I hope this issue gets solved, although after seeing two other cases same as mine that were satisfied with your answers, I am pretty confident it'll be solved. Another thing is that, I am a bit slow on the programming side & all, so... Read more

A:Self creating SVCHost.exe & lsass.exe in Windows\Temp folder, CPU Miner

Greetings and to BleepingComputer,
My name is xXToffeeXx, but feel free to call me Toffee if it is easier for you. I will be helping you with your malware problems.
 
A few points to cover before we start:
Do not run any tools without being instructed to as this makes my job much harder in trying to figure out what you have done.
Make sure to read my instructions fully before attempting a step.
If you have problems or questions with any of the steps, feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Please follow the topic by clicking on the "Follow this topic" button, and make sure a tick is in the "receive notifications" and is set to "Instantly". Any replies should be made in this topic by clicking the "Reply to this topic" button.
Important information in my posts will often be in bold, make sure to take note of these.
I will attempt to reply as soon as possible, and normally within 24 hours of your reply. If this is not possible or I have a delay then I will let you know.
I will bump a topic after 3 days of no activity, and then will give you another 2 days to reply before a topic is closed. If you need more time than this please let me know.
Let's get going now
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Hi Ace_Evilsin,
 We need to run a fix with FRST:
Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. Type in notepad and press Enter.
Copy and paste the script below in the notepad document:​

() C:\Windows\Temp\lsass.exe
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The KB-Microsoft .NET Framework Text Files in the Windows 7 Temp folder are consuming significant disk space. 
There are at least twenty of the these files that each consume between 10 and 30 MBytes.

If updates have been successfully installed, then can these files be safely deleted?

There are also a large number of log files that start with the main user name for the computer.

Can these be safely deleted?

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In my Windows\temp folder folders are being created with seemingly random names holding an svchost.exe file. At the moment I have 12 svchost.exe files running which I know is not normal on my PC (normally about 6). Every time a new one is created AVira antivir picks it up and allows me to deny it access, but this comes up every 5 minutes so is incredibly annoying, especially while gaming.
I have tried putting the computer into safemod and running a full scan on both Avira and MBAM (This did find some malware but removal has not affected this problem) and nothing in my Hijackthis log is out of the normal.
I am running Windows ultimate 32bit (still on a single core CPU, but upgrading soon)
Please help, Thanks in advance
Andy

A:Fake svchost.exe virus created in windows temp folder

Perhaps you should post your log in the HJT section of the forums. I don't know anything about your ability to discern what is good or bad in a HJT file, but I do know of our helper's abilities.

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In my Windows\temp folder folders are being created with seemingly random names holding an svchost.exe file. At the moment I have 12 svchost.exe files running which I know is not normal on my PC (normally about 6). Every time a new one is created AVira antivir picks it up and allows me to deny it access, but this comes up every 5 minutes so is incredibly annoying, especially while gaming.
I have tried putting the computer into safemod and running a full scan on both Avira and MBAM (This did find some malware but removal has not affected this problem) and nothing in my Hijackthis log is out of the normal.
I am running Windows ultimate 32bit (still on a single core CPU, but upgrading soon)
Please help, Thanks in advance
Andy

It appears on AVira as TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen

I will not post a HJT log as I have watched my HJT log closly and checked it myself several times and there is nothing wrong in it.

A:Fake svchost.exe trojan created in windows temp folder

Um little help?

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Hey guys,
 
I've been having a problem with a fake svchost.exe that's always seems to return even after being deleted from the temp folder found in users/appdata/local/temp.
It's been here for maybe a week or two and i did notice something suspicious at the time, svchost asked to connect to the internet, and i was kinda busy so i just allowed thinking it was the windows svchost file.
Since then it's been eating my resources and generating a lot of heat, particular in my ati 6970hd graphics card, pushing it up to 85c when idle, then as soon as i terminate the process in task manager, drops to 50c within 10minutes. I've tried running AVG, MBAM and hitmanpro, MBAM picked it up and said it removed it, but upon restart, it's still there.
It also seems to be blocking my firewall, when i try to open windows firewall and use selected settings i get a firewall error (0x80070422) unless i manually start windows firewall process through services.
 
Please can you help me, i really want to get rid of this for good, deleting from task manager and manually starting windows firewall upon pc start every time is annoying.
thanks in advance,
Aaron
 
P.S my OS is windows 7.

A:Fake SVCHost.exe in windows temp folder (keeps returning after being deleted)

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parametersCheck Loaded Modules and Detect TDLFS file system. Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot nowClick Start Scan and allow the scan process to runIf threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick ContinueClick Reboot computerPlease post the contents of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your replyDue to forum upgrade you may face issues posting the TDSSkiller log.Just last few lines of log is sufficient===================================================RKILLPlease download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another.) and save it to your desktop:Link 1Link 2In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)Note: You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful. You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This me... Read more

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Hey all here on Bleepingcomputer I need serious help now, or it's more my dad who need's your help guys He came to me yesterday and asked if i could help him remove some virus that he had got on some pdfsource site When i scanned with several AV's and strong programs listed here, i found nothing :S Panda online scannerF-secure - installed on his computer with newest databaseCombofix SmitfraudFix Malwarebytes Everything and couldn't manage to succeed deletion Thhe problem is described in another thread here :In my Windows\temp folder folders are being created with seemingly random names holding an svchost.exe fileWindows\temp\xxx.tmp\svchost.exeAngrepp: Trojan downloader: W32\Renos.gen!CAnd another called trojan.generic.3314168 and one with 58 something in the end. When i kept reading the forum post from 2009 with this problem ive saw this :this virus as it repeatedlystarted up a xxx.tmp/svchost.exe connects to Russian URL 91.212.226.182 (or a few others) and then deletes itself. It's fast enough to be gone by the time antivirustools like Windows Security Essentials can quarantine it or remove it. They may detect it,and report it, BUT, it self deletes before the antivirus tools can do anything. That's why nobodysees an svchost.exe file with or without antivirus tools doing anything about it.It looks like it just may be waiting for a signal from the Russian URL or the other control locationsThis sound's very NOT GO... Read more

A:Fake svchost.exe trojan created in windows temp folder

Also Known As: W32/Renos.gen!C [F-Secure], Trojan.Pidief.A' [Symantec], EXPL_Pidief.B' [Trend Micro]. Type: Rootkit/Trojan DownloaderSystems Affected: Windows XP and Internet Explorer 7W32/generic.3314168 is a backdoor which uses an exploit in Adobe's popular PDF-viewing software "Adobe Reader" and editing suite "Acrobat", Using round robin DNS, resolving to five unique IP address that revolve on each lookup, the infected system attempts to exploit the Microsoft AdoDB / XML HTTP (MS06-014) vulnerability to download and install a Trojan downloader without end-user interaction.The trojan file called "iexplorer.exe" is downloaded and run. The site displays a simple page that says the server is "Temporarily busy" and suggests that the user shut down any "firewall" and antivirus software. It also modifies the computer's hosts-file (svchost.exe) with the downloaded fake every 2 minute, in such a way that accessing websites of many antivirus vendors is blocked.Then changes Internet Explorer's Home page, default search engine, and enables browser extensions. The trojan also changes the Internet security zone settings to enable ActiveX controls.When having 1 copy of Internet Explorer running, there schould actually be 2 processes "iexplorer.exe" in taskmanager. When the trojan is running it presents a window every five minutes. The security issue it warns of is just a hoax(I think), and are only giving... Read more

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Strange thing - every time I work with a somewhat big file - like 20-50Megs (convert mp3 to a WAV and save it or work on large graphic file) system just locks up. No response even to Ctrl+Alt+Del.
AMD K6 1000MHz, 512 RAM, 20GIG, WIN 98SE.
Did scandisc, defrag ... no change. What could it be?
 

A:Windows 98 large file lock-ups

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Hello,
My OS is Vista. I am trying to remove all files from my windows temp file. Most of the items in the temp folder I am able to remove by using select all then delete. The one I am not able to remove is called boot_interprosses it says it is a file folder. When I try to remove I get the error destination folder access denied. I have tried to use Unlock to try to unlock the file and then delete but that did not work. When I open the file skype_c2c_messaging_mutex appears. How do I delete this file and prevent it from returning? Please provide clear easy to understand instructions.
Also daily I get files/folders in the temp file that start with avg_ is there a way of preventing these from returning?

Thanks for any and all help.
 

A:remove file from windows temp file

Please provide clear easy to understand instructions. Click to expand...

My advice is to ignore it if it is small or one that will return consistently.

Also daily I get files/folders in the temp file that start with avg_ is there a way of preventing these from returning?Click to expand...

Probably if you uninstall AVG and run the AVG Remover.
 

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Hello,
 
Thanks in advance for any assistance, greatly appreciate it and find it remarkable and commendable that people give their professional knowledge and time to assist others without asking anything in return (I will donate of course).
 
When starting PC (Win7 64 bit) a svchost.exe file is created in the Windows Temp folder that eats up 75% of CPU resources.
 
I am pretty sure I have the exact same problem as the guy in the following post but am creating my own request topic given that the fixes are tailormade for each PC (registry keys in fixlist.txt etc).
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/562026/svchostexe-creates-itself-in-cwindowstemp/
 
Stopping the process frees up the CPU, but removing the file doesn't help as it auto re-creates after new boot up (Malwarebytes quarantine also doesn't help, it re-creates anyway). Clicking services at the process in task manager doesn't give any identifiable culprits, however, same as guy in other post, also with me several logs are created in temp folder besides the svchost file that indicate it concerns a maliciously installed Claymore CryptoNote CPU Miner v3.4 Beta (attached).
 
Any help with removing this will be really appreciated !
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.18667
Run by Romb at 13:00:03 on 2015-01-18
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1043.18.8152.5866 [GMT 1:00]
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A:Self creating SVCHost.exe in Windows/temp folder, Claymore CryptoNote CPU Miner

Hey, Please download FRST (by Farbar) from the link below and save it to your Desktop.Download Mirror #1If you are unsure whether you have 32-Bit or 64-Bit Windows, see hereDisable all anti-virus and anti-malware software to prevent them inhibiting FRST in any way. If you are unsure how to do this, see THIS.Double-click FRST.exe/FRST64.exe (depending on which version you downloaded) to run it. (if you have Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8: Please do a Right click on the FRST icon and select Run as Administrator)When the disclaimer appears, click Yes.Click Scan to start FRST.When FRST finishes scanning, two logs, FRST.txt and Addition.txt will open.Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of both of these logs into your next post please.

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