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

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

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. I am going to assume this is because of these files. Also when I ran Malwarebytes it took 24 hours to get through just 6 of those tmp folders. I chose to stop the scan process and try to delete those folders...that's when I discovered they are very stubborn. When I right-click on the folders the system gets very slow and the folders become almost impossible to work with.

I am open to any and all suggestions...Thanks

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

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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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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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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
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
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A:I have these files in my %temp% folder JETBBAE.temp and ~DFCA9F.tmp and i cant delete

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Hi, Can I delete all the files I find in a directory called "Temp", even if they aren't TMP files? (I hope so -- because I just did it! Leap before you look!) I don't like having useless files hanging about, and some of them, though clean, make me think they were involved in a recent Vir__nd_ attack I had the pleasure of receiving. I run a Sony VAIO laptop which runs Windows XP (English OS). I have it partitioned into a C drive and a D drive, with programs (incl. Windows) on the C drive, and documents on the D drive. No viruses were found today during my most recent scan. I read a post from April 2004, "Deleting temp files" in the Windows 95/98*Grinler forum but couldn't tell if I was okay with some of these file types. The directory in question: C:\Documents and Settings\FirstName LastName\Local Settings\TempThe file types (number of files): BAT (1) DAT (3) DB (1) DLL (1) EXD (2) EXE (2) HTM (1) INI (1) LOG (1) RAM (1) SMI (6) TMP (147) TXT (1) XML (1) Most of the TMP were named qfn##, where ## is digit, digit + digit, digit + alpha, or alpha + digit and the alphas were A-F. I don't know, maybe related to quicken updates from my checking account? = = I figured it was okay to delete everything that didn't hiccup when I tried and didn't have a date of today, so that's what I did. Do you think that is okay? What remained, incidentally, were 1. setup.exe from BusinessObjects, I inst... Read more

A:Is It Ok To Delete Non-tmp Files In A Temp Folder?

For teh most part, any files in the \Windows\Temp folder are okay to delete.

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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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can i delete all the files in the TEMP folder? it already occupies almost half of the total capacity of my laptop.....thanks in advance:)

A:[SOLVED] Can I delete all files in the TEMP folder?

Hi -

Use CCleaner to delete temp files - http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello Everyone,

It's a silly question I know, but I've noticed my C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\Local Settings\Temp folder is HUGE and since my security scans are getting long I'm trying to reduce the files they scan, however - not sure if these are needed. Some folders are empty, some contain .exe files from programs I downloaded ages ago and have since uninstalled etc. How do I know what I can get rid of and what's the purpose of this folder in the first place?

Thanks if anyone can answer,
Silver Drop
 

A:Can I Delete Files in WindowsXP Temp Folder?

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hi ppl! as you've seen from the title, need help on deleting Temporary Internet files folder located inside Temp folder of Windows XP. my computer just doesn't let me remove the files; i want to clean & empty the Temp folder frequently. i'm using Windows XP SP1. by the way, before i encountered this problem, my machine got infected by Trojan Horse Generic.Vox, Wareout, Kill&Clean. After solving & recovering from the infection, my machine just doesn't allow me to delete the Temporary Internet Files folder. When i tried manually removing the files inside Temporary Internet Files folder, some files were removed but some were not permitted for deletion, when i tried right clicking the undeletable files the only options it showed were Open & Send To, it doesn't show any delete option. I even tried using KillBox to delete the directory, but no success. As for the solution i used to recover from the malware infection (this is just a summary, too long to write everything): used HijackThis, Fixwareout, aboutBuster, cws-hsa reg, ad aware, spybot S&D, ewido, AVG antivirus, bitdefender online scan, panda online scan, deleted some malware exe's & registry, sfc /scannow, scanned in safe mode. anyway, i hope somebody could help me soon. if i posted this topic in the wrong section, please let me know & move it to the right section.Lastly, may i know how to prevent and avoid my machine from getting infected by wareout, Generic.Vox &... Read more

A:Help: Can't Delete Or Remove The Files Under "temp" Folder

Hello megamyx and welcome to BC forums !1) Did you try deleting The Temporary Internet files folder in safe mode?Reboot your computer and press F8 right after memory count, pick safe mode.2) I suggest that you Post a Hijackthis log in here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/So the Hijackthis experts can take a look at your log

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I just did a disk cleanup and wandered over to my TEMP folder, and there are a TON of files in there that are not the usual .TMP files.

The primary names are these:

lpksetup
sqlite
mcmsc

There seem to be files for each and every day in there. Are these created when Vista loads up?

I also have a ton of folders (named MCE and then a bunch of 0000's and other numbers) - I can't seem to find any folders that have actual contents.

I run virus (McAfee) and spyware (Spy Sweeper) scans every other day or so, and nothing ever comes up as a problem.

What are these files and are they ok to delete? I know the general rule is "don't delete anything from the last week or month" but anything older than that is apparently fair game. Aand trust me, they date back to when I first got the computer, so I can delete a lot it seems.

Thanks for any and all help.
 

A:Weird files in my TEMP folder - ok to delete?

Well you got firstly a temp log file dump. These are your log files from McAfee,if you close your antivirus you should find that the last file dissappears lol

Should be alright to delete
 

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I got some files that keep reappearing in the Windows Temp folder. Will not delete normally. If deleted in the safe mode they just morph back with changing filenames, always three of them with somewhat the same general filenames that change a bit.

Like:

~DF7771.TMP
~DF838E.TMP
ZLT01659.TMP

Have run SpyBot, Adware and virus scans and am clean. No trojans found. Here is my HiJack Log. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 2:59:19 PM, on 01/10/2005
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:\PROGRAM FILES\TREND PC-CILLIN 98\IOMON98.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DEFRAG\DISKEEPERLITE\DKSERVICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\AUTODISK\ADSERVICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WUSB11 WLAN MONITOR\WUSB11B.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\AUTODISK\ADUSERMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\DRIVEICONS\IMGICON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\UDETECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGMAIN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGBHP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
E:\HIJACK\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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A:Solved: Hi Jack Log - Cannot delete files in Temp folder

Those are normal and in use by ZoneAlarm and another app - the next time you boot they can be deleted but new ones will be in their place. Log is OK
 

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If I open a file that has been emailed to me in Outlook, when I save it I am prompted to save to this directory: appdata/local/microsoft/windows/inetcache (Screen shot: http://i.imgur.com/BvTDm81.png)

I can see that it has many temp files which I would like to delete but the folder is invisible in Explorer and only shows itself when prompting me to save files.

Hidden files view is checked and I have also run cleanmngr which has not deleted these temp files.

Is there a way to access appdata/local/microsoft/windows/inetcache to remove these files?

A:Can't access inetcache folder to delete temp files

Maybe it's Because Administrator Privilege, Maybe you can use this Tips
Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8
Sorry if not much help

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Windows 8
I had infections like babylon, delta and similar
 
In C:/programdata/temp folder I have 4 postbuild.exe files, of different dates.
no program like Ccleaner or malwarebytes deletes them
 
1) how they , postbuild.exe files, orginate?
I guess that  they might be related to cyberlink programs like powerdvd10 or power2go (this last one I have deleted) but I am not sure.
 
2) can they be malware?
 
3) can I 100% safely delete them? is a good idea to just rename them and if there is nothing strange delete them then?
 
Many thanks

A:Postbuild.exe files in a temp folder. Malware? can I delete them?

File details of most used file with name "postbuild.exe"Digital Signature: CyberLinkAnytime you come across a suspicious file or you want a second opinion, submit it to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:Jotti's virusscanVirusTotalVirSCAN--In the "File to Scan" (Upload or Submit) box, browse to the location of the suspicious file(s) and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. If you get a message saying "File has already been analyzed", click Reanalyze or Scan again.

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Hi everyone.

i need some help removing some files that spydoctor came up with as being high risk.
i've been hit with a few viruses/trojans lately and need to get rid of about 6 strange files in
localsettings\temp\WPDNSE

they all have strange symbols as their filename
i've tried deleting on reboot, using an unlocking program, file assassin..etc.

any ideas?

A:Can't delete suspicious files in temp folder WPDNSE

The WPDNSE folder is used by Windows Media Player. Normally, it cannot be deleted but if it is, it will be re-created after the next system bootup. Files are placed in the folder whenever a transfer is made to or from a portable media device and should be removed when the system is restarted. If they are not, you should be able to empty the folder from Safe Mode. Credit OT.Let's try a MalwareBytes Scan...Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate 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-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen 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 a... Read more

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I have noticed tons of lpksetup files gathering in my Temps folder under Windows. Everytime I boot the computer, new ones are added. Can I delete them safely? Or will ATF Cleaner do so? Does it run at all on Windows Vista Home Premium, or is it only a Windows XP tool? Using Disk Cleanup does not empty the folder. Below is a screenshot of the files I found:
 

A:Solved: Can I safely delete the tons of lpksetup files in my temp folder?

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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
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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 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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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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I am running XP Home SP3 as an administrator and wanted to delete all Windows\Temp files as part of an ATI video card upgrade. Windows has been fully updated and is running McAfee Enterprise antivirus.

There are two files in Windows\Temp that refuse to be deleted and so I suspect there may be an infection.

They are:

Perflib_Perfdata_1f8.dat
WFV4.tmp

When I try to delete them these are the messages I get:

"Cannot delete WFV4: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

and

"Cannot delete Perflib_Perfdata_1f8: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

The files don't appear in Safe Mode.

I tried using MSConfig to restart in Diagnostic Startup and receive this message: "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrative account to make the specified changes." Nevertheless, when booted up in Diagnostic Startup mode the files aren't there. (It's possible that I'm remembering this incorrectly; it's possible that the files showed--I'll have to retry that. )

I thank you in advance for your assistance.

-david

A:XP windows\temp files won't delete

Oh, I should also mention that I ran a MalwareBytes Anti-Malware quick scan and it came up zero infections.
I also ran Sophos Anti-rootkit which also came up empty.

thanks again.

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Hi, i am trying to delete the temp files in the windows/temp directory but they won't delete. It says a program is using them but even when i try and get rid of them in safe mode they won't delete, how can i get rid of them?

Also when i try to run a panda online virus scan i click on the scan my computer icon and it does nothing but there is a little yellow exclamation mark on the bottom left of the window, is that why it isn't doing anything and if so, how can i fix it?

thanks
 

A:Can't delete windows/temp files

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Hi

I have Win 7 32 bit and under C:\windows\temp I have about 30 files starts with etilqs total size of 2GB.
Any idea which application create these files and if I can delete them from my PC ?

A:Delete etilqs files that under C:\windows\temp ?

etilqs is backwards for sqlite, which is a database file used by many programs, including firefox

Edit: I found this link which should help, looks like it is firefox Why does Firefox keeps manufacturing etilqs files on my hard drive which tend to be 1-3gb in size? | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help

As for whether it is safe to dispose of them, my suggestion would be to cut the files out of the folder and paste them somewhere else for a few days, and see if any of your programs have lost any data / fail to work

If you're happy that all is well, then you can delete the backups you made safely.. From the thread it may be an antivirus issue which prevents firefox from deleting the files, so it may be necessary to add an exclude folder to the av.

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I use the Windows disk cleanup utility on a regular basis for cleaning up Drive C. I have most things on the list checked, most specifically Temporary files. But when I physically go to C:\Windows\TEMP I still see that it still has a bunch of folders and miscellaneous files that are still there?

Isn't the cleanup utility supposed to clean this up or is it cleaning something else?

Do I really need what's in there or can I safely delete what's there manually.?

thanks
 

A:Windows Temp files safe to delete?

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I used WizTree to take a look at the files that are taking up the most space on the hard drive, and in the C:\Windows\Temp folder there are 135 files with the name "cab_" followed by a number. These files don't have an extension though. But they all have the same file size (117.1 MB) As you can see in this screenshot.

Is it safe to delete these 135 files using WizTree, or even manually deleting them?

A:Is it safe to delete the files in C:\Windows\Temp?

Hi bd74, usually it is safe to delete items from the Temp folder. I run CCleaner often and it's set to delete all temp files that are older than 24 hours. I haven't had an issue arise so far after deleting Temp files. If you want to be on the safe side, create a system image first before deleting anything you're unsure of.

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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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This "temp" folder has installed itself under "Users" in Windows 7:



Here are the contents of the temp folder. All the folders are empty:



My problem is that when I delete this temp folder, they automatically reinstall themselves on startup. I have disabled all programs on startup by using "msconfig.exe" and unchecking all programs under the start tab. I seemed to start having this problem after I downloaded the free program CCleaner. You think there is something in the registry causing this problem? Notice that the date on the temp folder is always very recent. I also downloaded a program called Sysinternals a few weeks ago, and it did not actually install on my computer, but rather the files for running it somehow wound up in my documents folder. Thanks.

A:Windows 7 I can't delete temp files in User directory

Hello Endzone,

You are logged in as the TEMP user, that is why you cannot delete it.
I would suggest if you have another admin account of your computer, you log-in to that then delete the TEMP user.
But sometimes, you only need to restart the computer then the TEMP will disappear.

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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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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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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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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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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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I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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I Found out that a temp folder is taking Up memory
alot may i add
so i was wondering can i delete the Temp folder
in appdata/Local/Temp
So can i delete it yes or no

A:CAN I delete the Temp folder

i think you have to use disk cleanup! someone correct me if im wrong

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Checking disk I discovered a folder c:\Users\...\Temp\imgMnt01 with size 10Gb, see here:
http://i.imgur.com/rKWyNVK.jpg
It looks like the image of an entire disk Win7+C:, probably in conjunction with NTlite, I used a long time ago.
I suppose, if the Temp directory is not needed for running os.
But it is not delete in any way: no programs like Unlocker, or MoveOnBoot, etc. Even in safe mode.
I have admin rights, I am the only one on this PC.
What to do? I cannot find any procedure, consult someone with a similar experience?
Thanks for the advice
Peter

A:Cannot delete folder in the C:\Temp

if this was used using a program that you don't have installed you may need to install it again to get rid of it.

you may need to take ownership of the folder and all the files.

And a very long work around is to try and rename the folder and all the files and then delete them.

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Hello,

I notice that I have about 1Gb in my C:\Documents and Settings\Tim\Local Settings\Temp folder.

There are 87 folders directly in this Temp folder & 2,602 files!

Is it safe to delete all the content of this folder?

Thanks in anticipation & best wishes to you all.

Tim.
 

A:Delete a Temp Folder

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I also posted this question in another thread sorry for being repedetive (sp).

I was trying to copy a video from my hardrive to my dv camcoreder and it told me that my temporary folder is too full so it can't do it till I free up some space. My question is this: Can I erase everything in my temp folder (C:\Documents and Settings\dave\Local Settings\Temp\)? Or are there programs in that folder that are vital to my computer?

Also Im fairly ignorsant about pc's and have been copying videos to my hardrive. They are taking up a lot of space, any suggestions?
 

A:Can I delete my temp folder?

Yes, you can delete all the files in your temp folder, but don't delete the temp folder itself. If there are any files in there that are being used by some program, they just won't be deleted.
 

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Is it safe to delete the files in this temporary folder? C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\
I don't want to mess anything up or lose something important but I'm thinking temp files aren't important??
Shelli
 

A:Temp folder can I delete?

By all means, yes.
 

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Checking disk I discovered a folder c:\Users\...\Temp\imgMnt01 with size 10Gb, see here:
http://i.imgur.com/rKWyNVK.jpg
It looks like the image of an entire disk Win7+C:, probably in conjunction with NTlite, I used a long time ago.
I suppose, if the Temp directory is not needed for running os.
But it is not delete in any way: no programs like Unlocker, or MoveOnBoot, etc. Even in safe mode.
I have admin rights, I am the only one on this PC.
What to do? I cannot find any procedure, consult someone with a similar experience?
Thanks for the advice
Peter
 

A:Cannot delete folder in the C:\Temp

See if this helps.

Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Author's Site" button to download and save TFC.exe (Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer) to your desktop.

After it's downloaded and saved, close all open windows.

Double-click it to load its main window.

Click the "Start" button.

If there are a large number of temp files or if there are multiple user accounts, the temp file deletion process may appear to freeze and may take a few minutes, so don't interfere with or abort it.

After it's finished, restart the computer.

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My original complaint was that Disk Cleanup was not working. Someone directed me to Microsoft's website which said: 1. Click Start, click Run, type: %temp%, and then click OK to open the Temp folder. 2. In the Temp folder, on the Edit menu, click Select All, press the DELETE key, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to send all the items to the Recycle Bin. My temp folder has subfolders in it entitled .cleanup.tmp , cookies, dll, history, temp folder, temporary internet files, Yahoo and more. It's also got files like drmtemp, instal.dll, msnmusic, setup_wm, and a whole bunch of dlls and setups, and application files. Is this really all supposed to go to the recycle bin?

A:Delete Temp Folder?

Anything in the Temp folder can be cleaned out.

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Hey Wats up im new to this website ....
i have
a windows vista basic 32bit
and im in desperate need of memory
I HAVE 249 MB LEFT ON MY COMPUTER
i was wondering
IF I COULD DELETE THE TEMP FOLDER
LOCATED IN
C DRIVE/WINDOWS/TEMP
SO IS IT SAFE TO DELTE THE FOLDER OR NOT SAFE
SO CAN I GET SOME HELP
THANKS GUYS =)

A:can I delete the temp folder.

Right click on MY computer icon and select tools.
There will be an option saying disk cleanup or something similar, I am at work now so I can not see a Vista machine and tell you the exact syntax.

This will allow you to remove the temp folders and also give you other option for cleaning your C drive.

This will not give you alot of space back so you are better off backing up your pictures and documents to a cd or removing programs that you have not used for a long time.

2 things.

1 Update your system spec.
2 When asking a question instead of having a title like "needs help" or something similar make the title give us an idea of what is up.

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I'm using Windows XP, with SP2 installed. My computer has an Athlon 64 processor and a gig of RAM.

The first problem I had was with malware called SpyFalcon that kept popping up annoying messages from my taskbar. I followed the instructions at the Symantec website to delete the appropriate files and edit the registry, and SpyFalcon went away.

Now I've noticed that my c:/windows/temp folder keeps filling up with TMP files. The file names all start with 'win', then a number from 1 to 9, and then possibly one or two more characters. The file names can be up to six characters long.

These files just keep appearing at a steady rate every minute or so (in groups of up to four or five). I can delete some of them, but not all of them (I get the error message "Cannot delete <file name>: It is being used by another person or program.")

Also every minute or so, one of these temp files will turn itself into an EXE and appear in the Windows Task Manager as a process. If I don't shut it down straight away, a minute or two later a new EXE (with a filename consisting of eight random letters) will appear in the c:/windows/temp folder and appear in the processes list too.

Added to that is the fact that Norton Antivirus occasionally pops up warnings telling me that it's detected something called Dialer.Dialplatform (usually in a file in my Documents and Settings/<username>/Local Settings/Temp/content.IE5 folder).

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A:Solved: Malware filling Windows/temp folder with TMP files that turn into EXEs

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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 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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Lately I've been having problems with my main drive C:. It's been losing space (100's of megabytes to even a GB) within minutes. Today I freed up over 200MB of space, then i watched a couple videos (short ones on like youtube and stuff) and then boom, 0 bytes. What could be happening? I deleted cache and private data and cookies and stuff and only got about 10MB of space freed. I was searching around the C: drive to see what's taking up space. I counted about 8GB of space in all of C:. It says there's supposed to be 9.3GB. Where could this 1.3 GB of space have gone. I went to show all hidden files and folders also. O and I looked in C:>Documents and Settings>User>Local Settings>Temp and there's about 2.63 GB of space taken up in there. So....

1) Do I need this stuff in the Temp folder?
and..
2) Could someone help with the space that is missing and constantly withering away?

Any help will be appreciated, and Thanks.

A:should I delete stuff out of Temp folder?

Try downloading and installing CCLeaner from http://www.ccleaner.com

Tell it to clean everything and then let it run. You'd be amazed at how much crap it gets rid of. In short, yes you can delete files in %temp% (although it's recommended to only delete files that are older than 48 hours).

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hey, im using edonkey, and just realized that the temp folder in my edonkey directory is a whopping 4.2 gigs! i definitely want to delete these files, but theres also a notepad text saying that u "shouldnt mess with temp files" can i delete them, or whats going on?
 

A:is it ok to delete the temp folder for edonkey?

I believe it's safe.

worst that can happen is edonkey won't work anymore and you'll have to reinstall it.

you can always more the files to a different folder then try the program w/o the files in the directory. if all is well you can then delete the files.
 

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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\avgfwsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxcgcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
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Hello, this is my first post in this forum, I'm really glad to have joined this community
I have a question about a specific folder. I use Google Chrome and whenever I enter the C: HDD (which is the default HDD in my PC) I notice a gradual decrease of the space. I wondered what it could be and as I wanted to have a better look of the files, I used the Tools > Folder Options -> Show Hidden Files and Folders function. As a result I discovered a nearly 10GB folder, called Temp. My question is - can I delete this folder and if I do so, will the OS (or any other software I'm using, for example the media player) be damaged? I use the WinXP OS.
 

A:Solved: Temp folder - can I delete it?

According to windows standards any files or folders in a temp directory can be deleted when the program that created them is no longer running. This is a bit of a vague definition, but generally anything more than a day old can be safely deleted. Try CCleaner to automatically detect and delete old temporary files.

As always make sure you backup your files regularly.

Slainte

midders
 

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Hi All

I would like to know. Do windows automatically delete the files and folders in the %temp% and c:\windows\temp directories? And can I from time to time manually delete the contents in those directories just to make my computer run more efficient?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Temp Folder Delete?

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I have a problem. My security center keeps telling me that there is a virus located in my temp folder/Installer.exe or something. Would love some help getting rid of it. Thanks

A:Virus in Temp Folder, Constant pop ups, won't delete

Hi and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, as far as they possibly can, before posting for assistance.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

If you have problems with any of the steps, simply move on to the next one and make a note of the problem in your reply.

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply - it may take a few days.

This thread will now be closed.

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Anyone know how to set up Windows XP Pro to delete the temp folder either during login or shutdown procedure. I remeber seeing a web page that described this but don't remember the link.

Thanks

A:delete temp folder on either login/shutdown

there's a program that i use that's very useful, it's called CCleaner. you can download it here
http://www.download.com/CCleaner/3000-2144_4-10547048.html?tag=lst-0-1

after you install it you can configure it to automatically boot with windows through "options/settings tab". It doesn't have any annoying popup when it's booted either, just does the cleaning in the background. This program's nice because it allows you to delete multiple types of temporary files from your computer just by clicking a box. if you need additional help just PM me.

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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've just started using my new desktop pc which I bought specifically to download stuff from the internet and to my horror it wants to save everything in my temp internet files folder. Does anyone know how to change this please? I've tried messing about with the security settings but that didn't solve it. I've seen a few threads on here but have yet to find an answer.

Now wishing I'd stuck with my old pc on XP!!!

Thanks

A:Trying to save to my documents folder rather than the temp internet files folder

what internet browser do you have?
you should be able to change the configuration from the internet browser, and to make it save to the desktop.

Dom

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Just about every time I try to permanently delete a large file or folder, either by shift/delete or emptying the recycle bin the operation hangs up.

The little window opens and it counts up the size of the file and that it. Nothing else overtly happens. The status bar never starts indicating and the window just sits there with the little green lights chasing each other across it. If I try to cancel or close the window it nothing happens.

During the time all this is going on, I can hit ctrl/alt/del and select Task Manager and it simply goes back to the desktop with this window still squatting there doing it's thing. I have pinned TM to the task bar and tried starting it from there but it never starts. Eventually everything just slows to a stop and nothing works which would seem to indicate some kind of memory leak. There are no error messages during any of this.

I have to hit reset and restart the computer that way in order to regain control and we all know how bad an idea this is. I've already had my boot sector eaten once causing me to have to do a total rebuild and I'd prefer not to have to do it again. Any ideas what I can look for here?

Edit: Forgot to mention that when I do get the computer restarted the file or folder I was attempting to get rid of is usually gone so the operation itself is taking place. I'm just not getting my computer back when it's done.

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A:Can't Delete Large Files

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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
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Hello, TechGuy friends!

I have what looks like a Windows System Update temporary directory in my external hard drive that I have been unable to delete since it first appeared on October 10, 2008. I've attached is a screen capture highlighting the said folder for your reference.

There are 3 sub-folders under the root directory:

SP2GDR
SP2QFE
update

Contents of the 1st two directories look IE-related. I don't use IE, and since the folder is just garbage among my personal files, any assistance in removing this directory will be much appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Can't Delete Temp folder in External Drive

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While working on getting rid of a persistent virus I came across (in Program Files) several programs that take up a HUGE amount of space- HP Select, ArcSoft & Pinnacle Studio. I don't use any of these, don't really know what they're for and don't know how they got on my system except if they are default programs that come already loaded. HP Select seems to have a lot of files that are games that apparently need to be bought then loaded separately as best I can figure. The other two seem to have photo shop applications but I don't do that much photo work and use NikonView as my digital camera is Nikon. Are these that much better or worth holding onto taking up the space? My question is- are they safe to delete? I ask this because when I try to delete one of them I get a message saying "Renaming, moving or deleting could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?" Will removing these programs actually affect others? Any thoughts? One other program file related question. In Windows Explorer under Windows there are numerous files which start out $NtUninstall and are followed by a letter and then a string of numbers ending, again, in $. I first thought this was related to Windows NT and wondered why I would have these when I run Windows XP. Then thought maybe they belong to the Service Packs 1 or 2 that I installed and they belong there. Anyone know? Thanks
 

A:Are large files safe to delete

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i Have a large old windows backup that i no longer use or need and i would like to free up the space that it is using on my external hd. The only problem it just takes ages to do nothing using vista, is there some program that can do this sort of thing quicker than using vista itself??

charlie

A:Quicky delete Large files

its only taking ages because Vista has to move it from an external hard drive to the recycle bin , it has to transfer this huge file via a USB cable which is a HUGE bottleneck

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I need script to clean out my temp folder but only files that aren't hidden
 

A:script delete only items that arent hidden in temp folder

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While doing a thorough scan with Malwarebytes I found it slogging through a folder under 'Windows' named 'winsxs'. In it are hundreds of similar files, all beginning "amd64_microsoft. followed by a long string that varies a bit from the previous ones. This is on my HP laptop 64 bit Win 7 machine. Can I delete these files and do do no harm? Thanks!

A:Files in Windows/winsxs folder. Can I delete them?

I would definately not delete anything in the windows folder, pretty much everything except temp files are there for a reason
The sxs (side by side ) folder contains backup if you like of system dll`s and is not to be messed with

Google is your friend http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&sugex...&bpcl=40096503

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Hi,

I'm trying to delete 1500+ hidden files (located in different directories) from my flash memory. But when I highlight them all and choose "delete", I get the "Preparing to delete" dialogue which says:
Time remaining: Calculating...
Items remaining: Discovered 0 items (0 bytes)...
Speed: Calculating ...Click to expand...

And it stays like this FOREVER until I cancel the operation. It will only work when I delete about 50 files at a time, which I'm not willing to do every time.

I've tried this both on my laptop and desktop with Windows vista business/home premium service pack 1, and it still didn't work.

Any idea how I can solve this issue?

UPDATE: It appears that the issue occurs only when I'm deleting files locating in different directories through the 'search' function. It's still an issue though, and I'd like to delete all files of a specific kind instead of doing it through each and every directory.

Your help is much appreciated
 

A:Vista won't let me delete a large number of files

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Hi

I use windows 7 sp1 and have installed Aol Desktop 9.6 months ago.

I have seen that the file " aolsoftware_RASAPI32.LOG " on this adrres : C:\Windows\tracing has 500 MB size and the file " cache.db " on this adreess : C:\ProgramData\AOL\TopSpeed\3.0 has 250 MB.

I can t delete them because of a error that says the files are open in Aol, even if Aol is closed.

How can i delet these files ?

Thanks.

A:How to delete some large files of Aol desktop 9.6 on drive c ?

Solved !

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I have a folder, and it has ~35,000 files in it, totaling about 90gb..

Is there any way for me to delete them all, permanently, and quickly? It takes 10seconds to 1min just to right click delete.
I don't need them, I don't want them to go to the recycle bin, I just want them unlisted so I can overwrite the space with more files...

If I do shift+delete, it still asks me if I want to send them to recycle bin

A:Quickly delete thousands of large files

Recycle Bin - Permanently Delete Items Automatically

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I got windows vista home premium 32 bit (Japanese)

I noticed in the User Application Data Local Temp Folder there are a lot of items.
What are they can I delete them?
I did use CCleaner some single entries got deleted while others remain there.

Any help in this regard will be appreciated.

A:Items in User Application Data Local Temp Folder should I delete?

Hi Ari94,

Temporary folder is a directory used to hold temporary files. Many operating systems and some software automatically delete the contents of this directory at boot-up or at regular intervals.

You can delete the files from Temp folder. There would be certain files which may not be deleted, this is happens when the files are in use. Please follow detailed instructions to delete the Temp folder: Temporary Files - Temp Folder

Please revert back for clarification.

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Hi everyone:

I have several hundred "obsolete" files in my App Data folder and do not know how to delete them. I believe this folder is my message store folder but most of the files (99%) are old email messages. These are old emails which I permanently deleted from my mail box but they continue to accumulate. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you

Beagle
 

A:How do I delete Windows Mail files from App Data folder?

Try starting in safe mode.
Just before windows starts,tap F8 and select safe mode from the boot menu.
This will start windows in safe mode and may keep the mail service from starting,
keeping it from locking those files.
Don't delete any system files.
 

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I've just discovered that my C:\Windows folder is 25 Gbytes, and since Win7 installs at somewhere around 8 Gbytes, I just find it very difficult to believe that all 17 Gbytes of that extra data is necessary, and I can't help but think that others have noticed this too.

So I'm wondering if there is a file deletion utility that has the ability to determine which of those files & folders are necessary and which can be safely deleted (automatically).

A:Delete Bloated Windows Folder Files Utility?

There may be a few files that can be removed such as memory dump from system crashes but otherwise there's nothing that should be removed manually. Doing so could make the system unusable or unstable.

Running Disk Cleanup can free up some space. Run Disk Cleanup and select to clean up system files. You'll have an option to clean up old Windows updates which should clear some space.

In my case I have about 7.5GB of windows updates that could be removed.

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When starting Windows XP in Safe Mode with Command Prompt what is the DOS command to delete temp files?

Thanks.

Stuart
 

A:Delete Temp Files

del c:\windows\temp\*.* = (* is for wild character) *.* indicates that you would like to delete all files in the c:\windows\temp directory.
 

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I have the following Temp folders that I know of:

C:\Windows\Temp
C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Local\Temp
C:\Users\Tim\AppData\LocalLow\Temp
C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Temp

Are the contents of these 'Temp' folders used by the system...or are they left over from operations/installtions...etc.

Is it safe to delete them....contents only...not the folder itself ?

Thanks...TRinAz

A:Are all 'temp' files OK to delete ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz


I have the following Temp folders that I know of:

C:\Windows\Temp
C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Local\Temp
C:\Users\Tim\AppData\LocalLow\Temp
C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Temp

Are the contents of these 'Temp' folders used by the system...or are they left over from operations/installtions...etc.

Is it safe to delete them....contents only...not the folder itself ?

Thanks...TRinAz


I recommend that you run the Windows built in Disk Cleanup to delete temporary files. It only deletes temporary files that it knows are safe to delete.

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I have diskcleaner installed and it cleans out histories, URLs, etc.. and it says temp files but it doesn't do that.

Everytime I get an e-mail with an attachment I open the attachment and want to save it to a folder in my documents folder it see the default location as OLK1. This file is full of old attachments.

I've tried going into Windows explorer but can't find this folder anywhere, (even after asking for all hidden files to be seen). I've type a search for *.tmp files to delete them but the search comes up with nothing.

How do I clean out the temp files on my XP machine? Thanks for any info.
 

A:How to delete temp files

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Hi guys, can't believe I found this board, it's such a relief and really awesome that there are people out there willing to help out complete strangers with this stuff!

Anyway, my computer sounds like it is constantly processing something, and has been running slower than normal for the last little while. I tried deleting my temporary files by doing the process you've outlined (typing in %Temp% and deleting them), but there are some that won't delete. I get a message saying "Cannot delete 3008: Access denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not in use." Any ideas?


I also recently had a problem with this trojan or spyware related to "Soft-Safe reviews" that gave false alerts about a Trojan.Zlob.G , but I ran Malebytes, Ad-Aware, and Superantispyware in safe mode which seems to have finally done the trick. I'm only bringing this up because I am wondering if I may still be infected and this is why I can't delete some temp folders?

Thanks!

A:Can not delete some Temp files

Yes you could still be infected or the infections changed around some things in your system registry....


first go here;
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756


Then you might want to try ccleaner;
http://www.ccleaner.com/download

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i cant delete my windows temp files. When i open the folder to do it manually, the files are gray. i click delete history button and still nothing happens, the files are still there.

please help.

A:cant delete temp files..

Have you tried using the disk cleanup tool?

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Good Day.

I think I have a strange one here. My PC is running Windows XP SP1. Intermittent problems here and there that I have resolved.

Currently, I am having difficulty running iolo System Mechanic 6 and adaware. It appears that something in the temp folder (local settings) causes these programs to hang. So, no problem, I can simply go in and delete the contents of the temp folder. However, when trying to access the temp folder, I get the "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and must shut down error". I have been able to isolate one of 3 IE temp folders this problem is being caused in, but trying to delete the files are impossible. Can't do it in Safe Mode either -- something in this folder is causing other programs that "check" this folder (adware, spyware, system utilities, etc.) to hang.

Sometimes, even clicking on the temp folder causes the explorer error to occur.

The error messages references "unknown" as the error and a location of 00005d31. Don't know if this is important, but....

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

A:Can Not Delete Temp Files

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Hello, I am trying to delete over 6,000 files that are in a friends Temp folder. One of the files contains a virus. The file is ??erinit.exe , every time I try to even open the Temp folder, IE shuts it down and restarts the profile. They have 3 other profiles on the computer. I am not able to complete a scan in Adaware, AVG antivirus or Spybot. They all stop at this file in her local settings/temp folder and stop responding. I have tried all of these in safe mode under Admin and get the same problem.Does anyone know how I can go into a Dos prompt and delete the Temp folder?They have Windows xp home edition.Thank you for any help you can give.

A:Can't Delete Temp Files

Have you tried any of the online anti-virus - anti-malware scanners?

Are you using the administrator logon when you try to run a virus scan from safe mode?

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Hi all, here's one I haven't seen in the forum before.

I stumbled upon a folder in Win XP Pro under Doc. & Settings\My Name\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content IE5 that wasn't cleaned out from the Internet Options Delete Files button. So I tried to delete them manually and succeeded by using the wipe info tool in NAV 2003 Pro, for all but a few. The names all start with Premium_Sites, are like 25 words long (pornographic) and are gif images (no preview just the icon), when I try to delete them I get an error message that says "Cannot Find File Specified". After trying Spybot, AdAware, Panda & RAV online virus scans, Safe Mode & a DOS prompt, I tried putting the drive in another computer to delete them from that OS. It seemed to work, I double checked to see the file in the recycle bin, shut down & put it back in my comp. start up and the files were back, and it's gone from the recyc. bin on the other comp, I put the drive back into that comp and am now getting the same error message from that one Any ideas on what to try next? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Can't Delete Temp Files

Maybe a hijack this log will help. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 5:24:12 PM, on 10/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\Bin\iPodWatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Tweak-XP Pro\AdBlocker.exe
C:\Program Files\Tweak-XP Pro\popup.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\Bin\iPodSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - ... Read more

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i need help to configure laptop please. keeps opening temporary files need to delete them how do i do it please.
 

A:need to delete temp files

What's your operating system?

Ever tried a program like CCleaner? Just do not use the registry cleaner option!
 

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A folder lives in C:\documents and settings\owner\local settings\temp.

I need to know what these files and folders do, and if I may delete them safely?

Had a friend who could not install any software on his pc and was advised by the geek squad at Best Buy to try and delete all the contents of this folder. he did and now is able to install software programs again.
I am wondering if you don't need these files why are they there?
Is it safe for everyone to just delete all these files and folders?
Thank-you

Ray
 

A:Delete Temp files

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I bought my daughter an iPod for Christmas and was trying to install it and the software (iTunes) for it. I ran into trouble installing iTunes, I was getting an error 1406 "Could not write value to Key\Software\classes\.cdda\OpenWithList\itunes.exe". So I went to the Apple forums looking for help. I found a string with steps to try to resolve the issue. It asked me to empty temp folder and restart. There were several items in my daughters temp folder and I was able to delete all of them except for 6 files. Some of these files were in the temps of other profiles on our computer and had no trouble deleting them out of them but for some reason I cannot remove them from my daughters temp folder. Here are the files:

Perflib_Perfdata_144
Perflib_Perfdata_cc
Perflib_Perfdata_648
Perflib_Perfdata_954
Perflib_Perfdata_ae4
Perflib_Perfdata_b2c

When I try to delete them I get a message "Cannot delete Perflib_Perdata_144: It is being used by another person or program"

So I ran AVG, Spybot, and Adaware to make sure they were up to date, and then let them check my computer again. I got an error running Spybot, during the check I got the message:

"There were problems in the include file: C:\Program Files\spybot_Search_Destroy\Includes\Hijackers.sbi"

I wasn't sure if this was related or not so I thought I would meantion it.

The scan result for AVG didn't turn up anything, neither did Adaware or Spybot ot... Read more

A:Cannot Delete Temp Files

You may have the Vx2.Look2me malware. Try running some malware scans. Check in task manager for anything perf running and shut down that processand try deleteing those files again.

I think symantec has a specific look2me removeal tool also

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 My   C:\users\my_name\appdata\local\temp   folder has 4600+ files in it!  Some going back to 2010.  Since this is a temp folder, can I safely delete the files?   Many of the files have 0 or 1 kb; others are larger, usually the ones ending with .txt.  I'm not hurting for space on my hard drive but keeping 4600 unnecessary files seems ridiculous.  Any advice?

A:Can I delete temp files?

Odds are they won't cause any kind of problem, and it won't hurt anything if you remove them.  Some are simply files used by  installers (logs reporting how things went during the install) or like the name implies a temporary file for whatever reason the software needed to create it.

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Trying to help my niece . I was there today and her pc is soooooo slow! She knows nothing about pc's besides email and IM.
First thing I was going to do was to delete all her temp files. Went to start, clicked on run, typed in %temp% and up came
2,049 temp files! Well, duh no wonder it's slow.
I was explaining to her what 'temp files' are. But she doesn't even you the internet.
The first page of her temp file was as follows:
DF1CF4
and when I tried to delete them it said : cannot delete ~~ DF1CF4: It is being used by another person or program.
As I scrolled through the next few pages they seemed to be all alike, maybe a variance of the last two numbers.
There wan no other person using anything, nothing else was open.
Can someone give me some suggestions as to what to do??
Thanks so much
Joyce
 

A:Can't delete temp files.

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Hello.
I hope that someone can help me with my problem. I a lower-intermediate on a computer.

I have my tower pc on constant all day- to record a streaming IP Camera from my work.
Initially, I saved these files into my docutments- which they would save as .avi files, and after every several days I would delete them as they would take up ALOT of space on my pc.

My pc is 250GB in size, and usually it would be about 80GB full before I had the IP Camera.

Just recently, I noticed all of the IP Camera avi files seemed to have disappeared from my documents if I went directly to the folder... BUT I could still see them in documents when I was choosing a location to save the recordings.
Upon right-clicking the avi files in the latter, the files would be of no size and wouldn't play.

Now my computer is 210GB full in the matter of a week.

After a while of fiddling about trying to find if the files were 'hidden' or somewhere else, and my techy friend had a look as well, we have found that it is the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder that is 118GB in size, but when I open the folder, there is Nothing in there.

Please help!!!

A:Temp Internet files folder is 118GB full, but no files???

Cleaning up temp. files is no problem. Use this for starters.
Disk Cleanup : Extended
Ccleaner is another little program that can do that. I recommend not using the registry part of Ccleaner. TFC bYy Old Timer is another good little program that works for such things. After your temps are clean reboot.
What would bother me the most is how did these files get put some where I didn't put them. I would run from the cmd. prompt/admin sfc /scannow. If System File Checker finds problems run it 3 times booting after each time.
What security do you have on your computer and have you run scans?
Please fill in your System Specs.

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Hellows.
For the last two days. The temp files have not been deleting all of the way. I' am not admin of this computer either. So. Hopefully there is a solution I can do without harming this computer. I have also read that temp files can be stored on the computer for a week. Do you think after a week, the temp files will be gone? I'm starting to think my ie10 may be corrupted, too. I've had nothing but issues within' the last month with ie10. The link is a screen shot. Any help is appreciated. Thank You

Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting

A:Temp files will not delete in IE10

Welcome to Seven Forums grungychick. Your screenshot show you have no Temporary internet files. You have Temporary files. Temporary files come from different applications on your PC. At the time you took that shot, your internet files were indeed deleted.

Delete Windows 7 temporary files and recover real estate.

A Guy

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Greetings. I am working on a machine that is running sluggish. When I ran a virus scan it took forever becasue there appeared to be tons of temp internet files. Well there is. The temp dir is located under c:\documents and settings\username\local settings\temporary internet files.

I have done all standard things to get rid of these files, but nothing is working. I cannot remove the directory, rename the dir or even see all the files in there. It is in the 35 GB range in size. The directory is marked both hidden and read only and I am unable to change these settings.

I have recently updated this machine to xp sp3, with ie8 and I believe this is the issue.

How can I get this LARGE chunk of crap off this system?

Any help most appreciated.

A:can't delete temp internet files

Hi go to the link at top right of this page Download Latest version 3.20MB and down load install and run CCleaner it's pretty good.

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I am running win nt 4.0 server and my C: drive is very low on disk space. I have the paging file on another volume. I have norton and symantec temp files that I can't get rid of. I keep getting sharing violations. I can't run a norton update since my disk space is so low. Any suggestions?
 

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I can't delete temp internet files any way I try except doing a search for files less than 10 KB and deleting the maybe 10 at a time, that is if there is no error that pops up saying Cannot delete file: cannot read form the source file or disk. I have tried at a dos prompt but the temp int files folder doesn't show up in the tree. Can anyone steer me in the right directioin?
 

A:can't delete temp internet files

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Can't figure out how to delete temp. files or even find them with free avg .....am used to mcafee. Also computer is kicking me off of internet and back to desktop ... need help. Ex-husband built and gave me computer sor son - not sure what I am doing !!!! Thanks

A:How do I delete temp. files when I have the free AVG ?

I would download ccleaner and run that this will delete all the unwanted crap from your computer. http://www.ccleaner.com/download.

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I regularely use CCleaner to quickly remove junk from my computer. It empties the "Temporary Internet Files" folder and many temporary files but it does not empty the "Temp" folder in Windows XP (C:\Documents and Settings\(Account Name)\Local Settings\Temp) or the "My Temp Files" folder within the "Temp" folder.

I've noticed that videos I've watched online get stored in this folder as well as folders full of virus signatures downloaded before doing free online virus scans. Consequently this folder can quickly eat up valuable space on my laptops little hard drive.

The default Windows XP Disk Cleanup utility doesn't offer to empty these folders either.

I've searched on Google for some information regarding any recommendations on emptying this folder but found very little.

I just want to know whether it's safe to empty everything in the Temp folder (assuming I didn't intend to save any of the videos I viewed and that I've closed my all my webbrowser windows).

Thanks.

Tim.
 

A:Temp Folders - is it okay to delete all files?

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how safe is it to delete temp files with the following extensions?

.old
.db$
.$db
bak
~*.*
chk
tmp
dmp
and how safe is it to delete files that havent been accessed after a certain period of time?

i just installed a program called temp cleaner, but im afraid to to delete stuff because i dont know ; i'd like some more reassurance before i do that.

Thank you.
 

A:how safe is it to delete temp files?

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I have read I guess all over the net how to delete temp internet files, I have tried everything inc CCleaner nothing seems to work, and I notice that people have written from about august 2015.

Am using a new dell xps 8900 desktop with win 10 pro, am I right to think there is no none workaround unless you reinstall win 10 ????.

or is there something one can suggest to assist me

Thanks
Tony

A:Delete Temp Internet Files

Tried Disk Cleanup ?

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hi,

a while ago someone told me how to get rid of all my temp files while in SAFE MODE by going to START, then RUN and then typing in a command that i simply cannot recall. i've tried *TEMP*, *TMP*, *.TMP*......and many other variations, to no avail. could someone tell me what the correct command is?

i just spent a couple of hours trying to see if my question was already addressed, but had no luck finding anything. forgive me if it's there, i just couldn't find it.

thank you very much.

googie
 

A:how to find & delete all temp files in pc

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Gooday all. I have a problem deleting the cookies etc. When I go I.E.>tools>internet options>view files>select all> delete> yes. The machine won't do it. I have used ATF Cleaner, tried to delete them individually and so on with no sucess. So there are 60 or so files in there that I can not get rid of. The kids have been on the machine playing games, so they may have downloaded something I don't know about. It has a legit copy of windows xp home installed. Any ideas. Thanks in advancs, James.

A:Cant Delete Temp Files And Cookies.

Try CCleaner, you may have to try it in Safe Mode:http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/click the download to the right using the Green ArrowJust in case you need to know how to get into safe mode:http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm#02

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How the hell do you do it?

Please use Idiot proof instructions, as I have to translate from English to Norwegian.
 

A:How do I delete Temp Int Files\Cookies with XP

Tools /options / delete cookies- delete files as well as offline content.
 

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I am enclosing a URL. Are all the files contained in the folder that these directions lead to "Temp" files. Can they all be safely removed, or just the ones named "TEMP" http://windows.about.com/compute/windows/library/tips/bltip060100.htmd Thanks Dave
 

A:Solved: Delete temp files

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