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Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Q: Can't remove large files from Temp folder

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 -

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


The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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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 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

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

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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: the Hijackthis experts can take a look at your log

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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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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:


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 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:

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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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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:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.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:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mim.exe
C:\PRO... Read more

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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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!!!


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.


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Hi i saw one of you guys from Techsupport resolved this ''type'' of problem b4

it was the 2006 that post XDD
and some of the download links to resolved the problem didnt worked

so i was tinking i got this virus called

win32/trojandownloader.Mebload.AR trojan
More info about it from ESTE anti-virus
Win32/TrojanDownloader.Mebload.AA | ESET Virusradar (i know this is another virus but i tink it's similar to mine...)


i found the virus, in me %temp% folder

i had to disable the ''hide folders'' to see it

but the problem now is that i cant delet this virus..

i tells me that the program is runing and cant delet it
i search it on the processers runing and i didnt find it

i restarted the laptop and i tryed to delet it and it worked but then after 1min if comes back ...

i hope u guys can help me.. =(

A:Virus in Temp Folder unable to remove

Please do the following:

Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. (Choose the correct version depending on which architecture operating system you are using, 32bit (x86) or 64 (x64) bit)

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad ope... Read more

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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

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 scan the computer with bitdefender and found out that there are viruses in the Temp folder. Tried deleting them manually but can't. Pop-ups of IE often appear but it closes automatically by itself after a few seconds.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:49 PM, on 10/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
F:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
F:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
F:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
F:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
F:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender9\bdoesrv.exe
F:\program files\softwin\bitdefender9\bdnagent.exe
F:\program files\softwin\bitdefender9\bdswitch.exe
F:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\jusched.exe
F:\Progr... Read more

A:Virus in Temp Folder unable to remove !

Bump !

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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 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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Old topic:
DDS log
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16470  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.17.2
Run by David at 17:18:50 on 2013-03-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.8169.6580 [GMT 0:00]
AV: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2012 *Enabled* {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService... Read more

A:Fake SVCHost.exe in temp folder keeps re-appearing, can't remove it.

Hello aarond2lodI would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same... Read more

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In internet options under temporary internet files and then under settings view objects there 5 java runtime environment active X controls with yellow exclamation points. Is this supposed to be this way and if not how do I fix this? Also, the setting in my temp internet files folder is set at 1192. Is this correct or should it be changed?

A:Downloaded program files and temp files folder

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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 scan me know what it says

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Hello, I need some help with some malware that I cannot get rid of. Regardless of the browser used, I will get a setup dialogue box that pops up and asks to install something. This popup is coming from the temp folder and is quickly caught by my Mcafee AV. But it keeps coming back. I have done all the usual steps to remove but none have worked so I am coming to this forum for help.

I have followed the directions of the preliminary instructions.

Here is the MBAM log file:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 2/2/2015
Scan Time: 7:19:29 AM
Logfile: mbam.log
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2015.02.02.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.01.14.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Hunter

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 467447
Time Elapsed: 18 min, 59 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 7
PUP.Optional.AdTech.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [f4b6b564335749edd4cbe61025dd8a76],

A:Temp folder .exe files

Welcome aboard

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.


Please use Notepad to open all logs so they're more compact.

Download RogueKiller from one of the following links and save it to your Desktop:

Link 1
Link 2
Close all the running programs
Windows Vista/7/8 users: right click on RogueKiller.exe, click Run as Administrator
Otherwise just double-click on RogueKiller.exe
Pre-scan will start. Let it finish.
Click on SCAN button.
Wait until the Status box shows Sca... Read more

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Help!I've done all the recommended steps before posting my log. I've run Ad Aware and Spybot and deleted suspicious entries, I've run a complete virus scan, I've run Stinger, I've installed and enabled Zone Alarm and I've installed and run Hijack This and generated a log, which I've read and I don't know what's next.My problem is that my Temp folder in C:\Documents and Settings\...\Local Settings\Temp is still being filled up with fnm*.tmp files and ~Df*.tmp files every several minutes. I noticed the problem when I got a low memory on Drive C notification. When I try to delete these files most will trash but a few give a "used by another program or process" message. I opened one in WordPad and there is a lot of nonsense code (to my uneducated eye) but there are a whole raft of program file listings such as "Utility uid 114568590 qinst.c Gutachar Upload Utility uid 114568590 module.c Guptachar Upload"Something is dropping files and possibly trying to compromise my system. Some of the entries are much less polite. Since this is my work station I can't have this going on. If you can help please advise.Here's my Hijack This log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:52:52 AM, on 8/18/2006Platform: 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.exe... Read more

A:Fnm*.tmp Files In Temp Folder

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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Can I safely delete all those .log files in my temp folder - all are 2K or 3K size. Also, is there software out there that would help clean up some of these unwanted files? Thanks, John

A:.Log files in Temp Folder

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my hard drive keeps filling up with rar files in temp folder...i cant erase them fast enough

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There was a trick (not really a trick, but not widely known) in XP that allowed you to save flash animations and FLV format videos (YouTube type videos) that had been cached in your temporary internet files folder. I used this method alot, because I am the kind of guy that likes to keep most of the things that strike me funny or interesting that I come across online.
My problem is that since upgrading to Vista, I can't find the files in my temp folder. The cookies are still there, as are all of the iamges and the other various trash, but the animations and videos are nowhere to be found. Even if I clear the folder off files before I stream the video or load the animation, they aren't there when I open the folder. Can anyone tell me of a method that would let me find these files?

A:Need Help With Temp Files Folder

Here is the article you need:

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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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This is my original thread:'ve been infected and .tmp files keep creating themselves in my Temp folder (Local Settings). They continuously are caught by AntiVir, and I quarantine them, but they keep on creating themselves even after the last file is deleted. They are usually named something like "ie4.tmp" or "in8.tmp". I've tried TFC, Malware Bytes, Avira and FileAssassin, but they keep coming back. They also sometimes ask me to connect to the internet but Sygate lets me know and I block them from accessing. They also often cause my computer to shut down abruptly whenever I try to run a virus scan. My DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-10-13.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Junior at 15:43:28.37 on Thu 10/22/2009Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.604 [GMT -7:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: Sygate Personal Firewall *enabled* {BE898FE3-CD0B-4014-85A9-03DB9923DDB6}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe"C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe"C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

A:.tmp files regenerating in my Temp folder

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Dear Forum,

I have unfortunately been in ill health and not been in great spirits in the past two days.

Checked my email and a was informed that before I do a complete clean I should do some checks -

One being - %temp% folder - I found quite a bit in there - I was not too sure of the specifications - but being that I am running a clean install tomorrow - I thought it was interesting to show what may have been hampering my efforts.

I also was told by the Microsoft Community regarding my database enquiry - which is in an earlier thread - that it requires scanning for malware - it is a SQL Connector Server DB that appeared on my other computer.

On the up side. I still have a computer for use until tomorrow

I will be posting back on the other link regarding the clean boot. I did not realise I had so much data on my computer.

Thank you


A:Unusual Files in Temp Folder

Melissa, the temp folders are the scratch pad for almost every program on the computer. It can most times be cleaned out without any problems. sometimes a file will be open and you can't delete the temporary file from that program but just leave that file there and clean out the rest.


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There are some files that are created, like Quicktimes download folder (*.qtck etc) tat are created when a web page is displayed and as soon as the web pages is closed it is automatically deleted. How do I recover this file? Can I find which cluster it was located on? I know the exact file name (it very long file name with random numbers, how do I find this)? Are they stored on the hard drive?



A:Recover Files From a Temp Folder

Did you check in the Temporary Internet Files folder? C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAMEl\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

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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? Thanks.

A:What Are These Files In My Windows/temp Folder?'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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Am beginning to go nuts about this. When I check it with Windows Defender I get the followingFile Name: win6A.tmp.exeDisplay Name: Universa ApplicationDescription: Universa ApplicationPublisher: Publisher Not AvailableDigitally Signed By: NOT SIGNEDFile Type: ApplicationAuto Start: NoFile Path: C:\JADENT\TEMP\win6A.tmp.exeFile Size: 11776 BytesFile Version: 1, 0, 0, 1Date Installed: 06.02.27 15:31:20Process ID: 3356User Name: JADE\SteveClassification: In ProgressShips With OS: NoSpyNet Voting: In ProgressI can not always stop these and more just keep popping up whenever I do manage to delete them. Each version of win**.tmp.exe also adds a bunch of win**.tmp files to the temp folder which also can not always be deleted. Have also tried this in Safe Mode. AdAware, Spybot and the other programs don't detect anything wrong. Here is my HijackThis log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 00:09:23, on 06.02.28Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\JADENT\System32\smss.exeC:\JADENT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\JADENT\system32\services.exeC:\JADENT\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\JADENT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:... Read more

A:Win**.tmp.exe Files In The System Temp Folder

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix. * * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Download & install CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)Download and install Ewido Security SuiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options", uncheck - Install background guardHave Ewido update itself & then exit the program.If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT your computer from the Internet when you have finished downloading. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence. * * * * * * FIXING ENTRIES WITH HIJACKTHIS * * * * * * * * * * Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked": O20 - Winlogon Notify: winbjv32 - C:\JADENT\SYSTEM32\winbjv32.dll * * * * * * RESTART WINDOWS IN SAFE MODE * * * * * * * * * * 1. Restart your computer2. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appear... Read more

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I just found a bunch of files that are in my "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp" which I would prefer not to be on my PC - ie with personal details, etc. Is it safe to delete these files, and if so can I delete anything in here, or only selected ones? There are also folders in here that I'm not sure if I should delete? The only reason I ask is that I was told that it was safe to delete things in temp folders, but some of these look as though they may be necessary.

A:Removal if Temp Folder files

Probably cookies etc, and there can be problems - only sometimes.

Copy them all to a new directory, then delete the contents of the Temp directory. If all is well after a few days, ditch the copies.

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Today I noticed I had a few unknown .exe files running after looking at task manager. I traced them back to my temp folder, ended the processes, then tried to delete them. After deleting them new .exe files replace them usually in 5~15 minutes. Each file has a name with either random letters or both random letters and numbers that's different every time. I've tried running Spybot but it hasn't picked up anything. Any ideas as to what I should try now? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:05:48 PM, on 3/31/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = htt... Read more

A:Random .exe files in temp folder


Please do the following:
Download OTL to your Desktop

[*]Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.

[*]When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.

[*]Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.

[*]Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles

[*]Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.

[*]When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.

[*]Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post them in your next reply.


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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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Hi all,
I was trying to reply to the similarly-titled topic - I suppose one is not allowed to do so.
In a nutshell;
Binary langage files (nothing random about them) in the "TEMP" folder are created by the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Like "turkish.bin"
Have spent a lot of time looking for fix - there's no fix.
Other than disable start of the program using msconfig or similar.
Not hurting anything (disabling). You'll have to figure out how to run the manager if not auto-started.
The language files don't hurt anything either.
Problem more prevalent, but not limited to on Dell machines.
Hope this helps.
P.S. Aren't members supposed to do a little research before asking for help here ;-)

A:Random files in TEMP folder

oops. Forgot to mention that the culprit is rthdcpl.exe (Realtek HD Audio Control Panel)

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I was just curious if any of these files look suspicious at all and should I be worried?
(Picture attached to post!)

A:Weird files in my %TEMP% Folder?

Hi TheLoveNinja There's no real naming conventions when it comes to the files and folders created in the Temp folder. So it's kind of hard to say what is legitimate and what isn't. Right now it looks like really normal to me so if I were you I wouldn't worry about it.

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Found the following in my temp folder.

see attachment

here is the contents of the first one

[codebox]<Model Type="Fun" Id="{394F17FB-B2D0-45B7-ADBE-B0E77246D89E}">
<Copyright>© 2004-2007 Logitech. All rights reserved.</Copyright>
<Author>Logitech, Inc.</Author>
<Name Localized="true"> <String LanguageId="2052" StringValue="白点"></String>
<String LanguageId="1028" StringValue="白點"></String>
<String LanguageId="1030" StringValue="Fiske?je"></String>
<String LanguageId="1031" StringValue="Fischauge"></String>
<String LanguageId="1033" StringValue="Fisheye"></String>
<String LanguageId="1034" StringValue="Ojo de pez"></String>
<String LanguageId="1036" StringValue="?il de poisson"></String>
<String LanguageId="1040" StringValue="Fish-eye"></String>
<String LanguageId="1041" StringValue="魚眼"></String>
<String LanguageId="1042" StringValue="어안"></String>
<String LanguageId="1043" StringValue="Visoog"></String>
<String LanguageId="1044"... Read more

A:What Are These Random Xml Files In Temp Folder

Hello wadeeb,The temp folder is exactly that a temporary folder that stores various files while they are used that are not really needed any more. A quick and easy way of clearing them would be to use

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in the last weeks i have noticed that there are in my user app data local temp folder temp1_ or temp2_ folders that contain an exact copy of some other folders of my computer like jpg files or mp3 o vids and so and that takes lots of space on my HDD i deleted like 3 gigs or so of those files and idk why those copies are made. I think it has something to do with the gdata antivirus but idk so i decided to post here.

A:Temp_1 files in temp folder

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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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im using a toshiba laptop and ever since i used a pen drive on it two days ago, there's been some strange processes running on it.
there's a file funny ust scandal.avi.exe in the c: drive which i've deleted but it keeps coming back.
i did a search on the internet too about it and apparently its a smss.exe and a killer.exe files virus or something. there were some steps which i followed and removed the files.
but now there're a lot of strange named .exe files running as processes on my computer, mostly named like win****.exe, when i see the file location, its always in the temp folder of the computer. Now, sometimes windows that i've opened simply DISSAPEAR! i'm using chrome also, and after a few minutes working on it, it just ENDS...and when i open task manager, there are like these randomly named .exe files like i told you about.
i used hijack this to generate a log, if you could please take a look at it and tell me how to get rid of this virus or whatever it is.
i'd really appreciate it. thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:15:24, on 13-12-2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program... Read more

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I have tried repeatedly to delete all the files in my temp folder but these 2 files wouldn't delete. I restarted the computer to delete them and they were gone, but sure enough 3 other files manifested themselves into existence after my reboot. Their names are as follows:

I am running xp service pack 3 on a dell with avg antivirus , i commonly use Malware bytes, avg, and spybots&d to rid my computer of anything unwated. Though nothing has technically been going wrong, I can't delete these files from my temp which leads me to believe there is something wrong. Also, from time to time I see my computer go very slowly.. maybe they are related
Here is my HJT logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:59:36 PM, on 11/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRec... Read more

A:Random files in Temp folder

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There're a lot of strange named .exe files running as processes on my computer, mostly named like win****.exe, when I see the file location, its always in the temp folder of the computer.

I have used CCleaner, Spybot, MB, SAS, and ComboFix (and MGtools) several times and they have not found the problem.

I do not know what running service is creating these files (every 35 minutes to be exact.. after I delete the processes and the files from the temp folder).

If you have encountered this before, please advise.

Thank you.

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i read the topic of the other partner on the site and i tried to send a PM to CatByte but i couldn't
so i make this topic hopping founding help with the professionals in this respective site
i downloaded OTL tool and there's the reports
but i have to inform you that i changed Windows many times and i also tried many famous Antiviruses to solve this problem but i didn't
the viruses always found their way into my PC
that's the first report
OTL Extras logfile created on: 30/12/2011 12:39:23 &#1589; - Run 1
OTL by OldTimer - Version Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\Khaled\Desktop
Windows XP Professional Edition Service Pack 2 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstation
Internet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)
Locale: 00000C01 | Country: Egypt | Language: ARE | Date Format: dd/MM/yyyy

1.97 Gb Total Physical Memory | 1.21 Gb Available Physical Memory | 61.37% Memory free
3.81 Gb Paging File | 3.08 Gb Available in Paging File | 80.84% Paging File free
Paging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 2046 4092 [binary data]

%SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files
Drive C: | 45.79 Gb Total Space | 40.44 Gb Free Space | 88.33% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive D: | 138.85 Gb Total Space | 19.08 Gb Free Space | 13.74% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive E: | 138.85 Gb Total Space | 31.99 Gb Free Space | 23.04% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
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A:Random.exe files in temp folder

random.exe files in temp always come after the appearance of this file VRT2B.tmp
and also most of games and installed programms when i try to open them i found that a file with the same name of the file i'm going to open appeared but it ends with mgr.exe
if the file's name if free.exe the new file name will be freemgr.exe
please please please someone help me

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I just got vista and was trying to personalize it...
I changed my folder for my temporary internet files to the following: c:\Users\dagdagdag\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\
I can view the files if I go to Tools>Internet Options>Browsing history

However, if I go to the folder via explorer, I do not see the Temporary Internet Files folder or its content. I only see c:\Users\dagdagdag\Temp\

I even activated the option to show hidden files but that doesn't fix this.

Can someone help!?!


A:temp internet files folder

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Hi, a few months ago, I starting having some problems with something in the Temp folder.  Random Temp folders and files kept on appearing. 
Here are some examples of the folders that I have now...
Inside those folders were (and some still are)  .tmp files named just like those folders that I listed, but they all have different numbers after the "tmp" part. So, I scan them with my avast! Antivirus, and it detects some of them as DRP-gen. Then I use Malwarebytes, and scan them with that, and it detects one of them as "PUP.TSearch" Avast detects some of them as "EICAR-TEST-NOT-A-VIRUS!!!" And when I scan the files, it creates more and more. It also does the same thing when I try to delete it, but it says I don't have permission to delete this file. It's getting really annoying because avast keeps alerting me that the file was created and was deleted, but was not. So then it creates a constant loop, because like I said before if I try to delete it, it just creates more and more. I even tried going into safe mode and delete the file. It deletes the file, but then when I exit safe mode, it is created again. Please help me ASAP.

A:Files keeps appearing in temp folder.

Reply to me anytime if you think you might know the answer, or need to ask me something. Please help me, it's really getting annoying. And I don't want to erase my full PC if that's what any of you are thinking.

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sometimes in my temp folder, unknown dat files appears, for example in this hjt log; C:\DOCUME~1\BENAN\LOCALS~1\Temp\oefh.dat... how can I stop this? I sended this hjt log after scanned my system with spysweeper, pestpatrol and trend micro antivirus...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 20:46:21, on 19.11.2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\DU Meter\DUMeter.exe
C:\Program Files\inKline Global\PC Booster\pcbooster.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\TechniSat DVB\bin\Server4PC.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
C:\... Read more

A:unknown dat files in temp folder:(

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I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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there are 3 files that i can't delete,tells me that it is being used by another person or program,close any programs that might be using the file and try again,I have no idea what would be using them,the files are Perflib-Perfdata-6e4 dat file,ZLTO5de8.TMP tmp file and ZLTO6eb6.TMP tmp file,i got a big dose of malware while surfing the net,i ran spybot,adaware,malware antimalware and crap cleaner,did a virus scan with avast,got a virus while surfing at the same time,but don't remeber what it was,avast caught it and deleted it,i have IE7 and run XP pro with SP3 for a OS,the computer seems to be running fine after i cleaned it up,any help would be appreciated, one other thing i know i got rid of was a.exe file Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:27:01 AM, on 9/3/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:Can't Remove 3 Files From Win's Temp File

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please reply to this topic stating that you still need help and I will work with you on resolving your computer problems.

Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, feel free to create a new one.

Once again, I apologize for the delay in responding to this topic.

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I am running XP Pro. Recently ran a scan of Temporary files with JV16 Power Tools v.1.4.1 . The scan showed the following temp. files.

Are any or all these files safe to remove???


jv16 PowerTools 1.4.1 - File tool
[ Directory, Filename ]

C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\, brndlog.bak
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\, brndlog.bak
C:\Program Files\EndItAll\, ENDITALL.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\, nsw.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\, NAVOPTS.BAK
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\, NAVW32.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\, CENTHELP.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\, clnsweep.gid
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\, Fastsafe.gid
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton CleanSweep\, Qsafe.gid
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\, ndd32.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\, NU.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\, si32.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\, sysdoc32.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\, ue32.GID
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\, WipInfNT.GID
C:\WINDOWS\, imsins.BAK
C:\WINDOWS\CSC\, csc1.tmp
C:\WINDOWS\Debug\UserMode\, userenv.bak
C:\WINDOWS\Help\, nocontnt.GID
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A:Which Temp. Files are Safe to Remove

Unless you have a particular reason to keep something all Temp. or temporary files are safe to dump. I generally clear my Internet temporary folder every day.

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I have notice around 9 files in my Document and Settings - Local Settings - Temp folder, that are sized at: 144kb, 800kb, 2.6kb; that I cannot delete without the prompt "Cannot delete file being used by another person or computer.

I cannot delete these files in Safe mode either.

Are these files viruses or are they files of legit programs on my computer.
Also, If I don't delete them at some time or other they will start to increase in size and slow down my computer.

Please help.

A:Temp files in Local Settings folder

I, paranoid soul that I am, would be very concerned about this...

in my case it would be very easy to delete this stuff as I have a dual boot system and can remotely access such things (one of the reasons I have a dual boot system)...

download tcpview here and run it while not actively using the internet (e.g. no browser, no filesharing apps, etc)...if you notice any established connections you indeed have a problem...

you should also perhaps run HiJack this and see if anything is odd...

for hard core deletion try DelinvFile - Utility for Deleting Invalid Files and Folders

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I'm running Windows 7 and IE 9. In the default temp folder (tools>internet options>General Tab, Browsing History, settings>view files), I can see a number of cached fies, but not all the jpgs. On my XP machine with IE 8, after I visit the same website as on my Windows 7 machine and follow the same steps as explained above, I can see all the jpgs. The Internet Option settings are the same on both machines. Why can't I see all the same files on the Windows 7 machine? Is something preventing them from being cached?

A:Can't see jpgs in Temp Internet Files Folder

I've been doing some experimenting since I posted the question. The solution may be to turn off the Protected Mode on the Internet Options Security tab. Will this expose me to any serious problems? I am running AVG.

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hi there i was deleting my temp folder,,, when i came across these files here,,,

they cannot be deleted,,, everytime i try to delete them this comes up,,,

what could be the problem and how can i delete this?
my computer is in italian coz im in italy,,, i translated the error message,,,

A:Solved: some files in temp folder cannot be erased

Those are index.dat files and can not be deleted when running the operating system. You can use CCleaner to delete the files when your system reboots.

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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 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:


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 did a *.TMP search and there was a lot of temp files in my system32 folder. Over 1,000 of them. How do I know if they are safe to delete? I did do a repair install not to long ago. It's windows xp sp2.

A:Lot of temp files in my system32 folder (WindowsXP)

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I had the same problem

I found that you can see the directory and files by going to
Windows Explorer > Tools > Options then the View tab in the drop box
Find the option for "Show Hidden File and Folders" and set the radio button
Also find the option for Hide Protected Operating System Files and uncheck that option

At this point the directory and files should show in
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

The temp file does not appear to work as it did in Win 2000.
There is only on large file list as opposed to numerous subdirectories
The list contains cookies and other componts previously kept separate
The list does not appear to include all downloaded page components such as .jpg .mp3 etc.

Any info on this would be helpful

A:Temp Internet Files Folder Missing

sorry i dont get what your problem is

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Re: WindowsXP SP2 temp files
I would just like to know if I can safely delete ALL the temp files in this folder, if for no other reason than to free up some space, or maybe speed up things a little bit. A simple search under Windows Explorer ( *.tmp ) has some files show up as Windows\temp, some as Windows\system32, and some as Program Files\PC MightyMax, but all of these are listed as tmp in the TYPE heading of Windows Explorer.
In addition, I've never used the Hijack This program before but I will now to submit what I guess is a snapshot of my system...?? Perhaps someone could suggest adjustments, if any, as my system does run slow on many occassions. My specs are as follows: WindowsXP SP2 Home Edition, IE6, McAfee Internet Security Suite 2005, 2.4ghz processor, 256MB RAM, 40GB hard drive (NTFS file system).

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:01:47 PM, on 10/16/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.... Read more

A:Solved: temp files folder in WindowsXP SP2

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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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My temporary folder has been have batch files created in it every 15 seconds or so. My mouse is the arrow with the busy circle at 2'oclock of it constantly, so something is running. I checked my processes and they seemed to all be normal. I updated everything including 4 so I don't know what else to try :| Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Edit: it is Windows 7 64bit Home
i3 Processor w/ 4gb ram
And the batch files all have been 6 digits numbers increasing in numbers so it would be like 178521 and the next one would be 178762 etc.

Edit edit: There are two conhost.exe running, don't know if that has anything to do with the issue

A:Temp folder getting filled with batch files

Start Task Manager. Click Processes Tab. Make sure the check box at the bottom that says "show processes from all users" is checked. Post a screen shot.

Windows 7 Forums - FAQ: Reading and Posting Messages

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Hi everyone... my Temporary Internet Files folder is missing. IE says it is located in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\ but it is NOT there. Can't find it anywhere. Also, when I click on "View Files" in the Internet Options panel, I get a message that says "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." I am stumped. Can anyone help me fix this problem????

TIA for any advice you can offer.



As an after-thought, I ran Hijack This. Here is my log, if that helps at all:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:28:04 PM, on 10/1/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\isafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ET... Read more

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I just bought a used laptop (Inspiron 5160) from a salesman who worked for my father. I am in the process of cleaning it out and found that he was a fan of the online poker websites. I have many files in the Internet Temp Folder form these sites that will not delete. How do I remove these files? Steve

A:Stubborn files in Internet Temp Folder.

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Hello and thanks for the help
I usually run ccleaner to get rid of stuff but have found that it now hangs continuously at the "temp folder" stage - apparently continuously removing .js files. I have emptied the temp folder manually but it repopulates with .js files. It appears I cannot stop it.
I do a lot of torrenting and have recently installed "Hotspot Shield" to bypass my country's filtering. Also XBMC has been recently installed,
I have run malwarebytes and tried ccleaner. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Moderator Edit: Moved from the Logs forum to a more appropriate forum

A:Temp folder continuously filling with ,js files

Any answer please?

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Hi- I have been reading about clearing the C:\Windows\Temp folder here (somewhere) but I think I have a file in there that has .exe after it - should that be deleted too?
This question might be a separate post but.... the cookies files, if I delete them will I lose settings like on my home page if I just delete all the cookies? Thanks for your help

A:[Solved] Clearing WIN\Temp folder-? all files

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Anyone know what these are? They will not delete (about to install unlocker to fix that if I need to, hopefully) but are these necessary files of any kind? There's but six of them on the laptop I'm working on but I like to get rid of as much as I can before these go to the sales floor. Thanks!

A:Solved: Perflib_Perfdata dat files in temp folder

These files are generated by processes in the normal course of operation; however, files are orphaned when you do not shut down a computer properly, such as by pressing the power button on a computer.

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Hello Everyone,

First, some background about my computer: I use Windows 98, I regularily run Ad-Aware, Spybot, A-squared, and Spy-Subtract; I also have the free version of Zone Alarm Firewall. I have recently had Wareout downloaded without my consent on my system. At first it caused many problems but after a ran a scan with Spybot, most problems went away. Although Wareout itself is still on my harddrive.

Now this new thing I have noticed seems unusuall and I'm not sure if it's related to Wareout.

I have noticed that anytime I upload a new digital photo of mine into one of my photo folders, that shortly after, those same photos will end up in my Temp Folder (C:windows/temp) with a new file name (the name becomes a string of letters and digits).

I do not personally rename them and move them, it is being done automatically. After they are moved, I delete them, because I dont think they should be in my Temp folder; and once I delete them they will not return, so this file transfer and renaming only ever happens once per photo.

If anyone has any comments about this and what I should do, if anything, I would appreciate it, Thank you.

A:Files are being moved into my Temp folder automatically

The fact that these photos show up in your temp folder is normal behaviour. It is part of the process of uploading the photos.DoxDesk has manual removal instructions for wareout. This involves editing the registry. If your not comfortable with doing that see How to submit a Hijackthis Log. The HJT team can advise you on the steps neccessary to remove it.To protect yourself against unwanted program installations:For some reason Install on demand is enabled by default in IE causing problems such as yours. To protect yourself against this situation do this:In Internet Explorer go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced and take the check mark from Enable Install On Demand (Internet Explorer) and Enable Install On Demand (Other). The consequence of this will be that you will begin to see Security Warnings when something tries to install on your computer. Unless it is something you want to install (which happens rarely) always say no.

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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 -

Regards. . .



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I have recently installed a program and when I try to open it it says "error#41:unable to write to the temp folder... There is plenty of space so im not sure why it is doing this.. i have cleared my temp folder and deleted several programs... the program that is saying error#41 isnt a big program at all.. and i can still download bigger programs and they work without a problem!

A:Unable to write files to the temp folder

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when deleting temp files from my laptop i noticed that for the first time ever i had tons & tons of folders from my documents folder. they looked like this :
Temp1_Adobe Photoshop Plugin - Kai's PowerTools (KPT) v7.0 (inc
there were tons of them from my documents & since i havent opend any of these folder lately & never seen so many i looked in them b- fore deleting them & found they actually had exe files & applications in them - actual programs of mine. but they were also still in my documents folder. my boyfriend said ok to delete them so i started...i deleted 244 objects (folders) w/ 'Temp1_' in front of them and real programs in them it starts deleting the # of objects being deleted grows to over 2,888 and i let it go (w/some resolve) the pgms are still in my documents but ive never seen so many & w/ actuall pgms in them in my temp folder and i manually empty it every day for yrs (temp folder i talk about is this path :
my computer/c/users/'my user name'/application data/local/temp.....and more keep popping up in there - why? also same night just removed 25 infected key regestries (2 trojans) by running malitious software removal tool - this i did b-fore the temp folders started showing up- am i infected???was' up w/ these 'Temp1_' folders w/ real apps & pgms & exe files in them???

A:applications & exe files in temp folder & lots of them

Welcome to BCThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.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 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 obj... Read more

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Hi there everyone.. something crazy happened with my computer about 2 hours ago. I tried to log into the main user profile (Kelly) I use, but upon logon Windows gave me an error stating that the profile was already being used? Which was definitely not the case since I had just restarted my computer. After this happened, I was able to log on but all of my settings, etc. were gone! I found that all of my files where in the "Documents and Settings\blank(i dont remember what the name of it was)" folder and that the the profile Kelly was running off of the "Documents and Settings\TEMP" folder.After creating a new account and logging off of Kelly, I changed the name of the "blank" folder to TEMP, logged back onto Kelly and saw that everything was back to normal.Now however, I'm scared to log off of Kelly for fear that the files in the TEMP folder will get deleted, because isn't that what windows does? Somehow I need to change where the Kelly profile is storing it's files, and then rename the TEMP folder to whatever it needs to be, but I can't do this without logging off the profile because then the files in the TEMP folder will delete and I can't have that happen. Basically I have no idea what to do! Maybe if I could stop the TEMP files from automatically deleting upon log off? I would save the files in the TEMP folder, but because my music, etc. is stored there that would be saving over 30 GB somewhere and... Read more

A:Help! User Profile Files In Temp Folder

Use Windows System Restore to reset your system state to an earlier date such as yesterday or any date before the problem began.

You access System Restore by clicking start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore.

It will not affect your data but if you downloaded any update since the restore date you will have to do it again.

Let us know.

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This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.


A:Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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I use Windows-7 Pro with all current Updates.

I purchased a NEAT Desktop Scanner and attempted to install the Software via a download from NEAT.

Windows reported that the Software was corrupted or damaged.

I used the Control Panel to remove NEAT from my System.

I then tried to clean up after the aborted install (corrupted or damaged).

MS Disk Cleanup reported +-1TB of Temp Files, after it scanned the Drive.

This is a size greater than the Drive itself.

I requested Disk Cleanup to delete / remove the Temp Files in question.

It went through the motions but the symptoms did not change.

I re-used Disk Cleanup and it reported the same +-1TB's of Temp Files on the Drive.

I worked with NEAT this morning for about 3/4's of an hour.

Their Agent removed every trace of NEAT that he could fine.

Same story after their efforts, +-1TB of Temp Files remain on a 1/2TB Drive.

Is / are there any step that I can take to "clean up" this situation?

FYI - I started the install on 01/29/2016.

I read where MS was revoking Certificate's and thought NEAT might have been in that action.

Could that be part of this dilemma?

Best regards,

Mike Lynch

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How do you remove all temporary internet files? I do the one in IE8, but then a friend was looking at my computer, and he found hundreds upon hundreds of them. (I think in the hidden file folder???) how do you get rid of them all? (computer moron here!) And some of them wouldn't let you delete them, and now i cannot find them to try to find out why they couldn't be deleted.

A:Solved: remove all temp internet files

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First, I do know how to delete the Temp internet files as far as showing webpage URLs pics, etc. Those I can delete.
But here is the weird thing, In Windows Explorer, I go to the Local Settings/ Temp internet folder, and even after I delete all visible files, I right click on the Temp folder Icon, hit properties, it says that there are over 6000 files, in 37 folders, and total of 88mb !

I DO have the "show hidden files and folders" checked.

What I did do, is to copy the Temp internet folder to the desktop.
Properties: 89mb Size on disc 103mb
Read only attribute.

NOW, I can see inside
3 folders:
content IE5 (I Use IE6) 102MB
YAL5IW30 with a sub folder UPQ6BQGI Zero mb.
content.MSO (Very light colored folder icon) 0 MB.

In the content.IE5 there are several sub folder with odd names like 6PQ9ST3M, KLSTEGW1BDZNRH54,
in each one, jpg thumbnails and other files, even ones I looked at today.

OK, here is what I have done to remove any temp files. I use Trend Micro anti spyware, and use the Delete history tab to delete various files.

Ran Spybot, Adaware etc.
Still have the mystery files.

Guys, what is causing this? If I can't see the files when they are in the proper place, but can see files when copied to desktop, what's going on?

How can I delete the Temp internet folder to show little or nothing?

I am the "Admin" and only user on this system.
Please help.

A:Help, I need to understand how to remove Temp Internet files

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I know this has probably been covered, but after screening ~20 pages of topics I finally decided to post.
Is it safe to delete ALL temp files, even hidden ones - including those for individual clients on a shared PC?
Specifically, I find a ton of files within the documents and settings\client name\local settings\temp folder.
I would like to delete, but I don't want to screw anything up.

A:Is It Safe To Remove All Hidden Temp Files?

For the most part, yes, you can delete all of them. But you can't really, because a few are in use. It's OK to leave the ones that are in use there. (As long as they aren't malware!)When I empty my Windows temp folder, for instance, I run into a half-dozen files that are in use. Since they're all highlighted, I hold the control key and uncheck the first one and try again. I keep doing this until all files are deleted. Here's an interesting read on the subject. Pay close attention to the part about the tilde. (~)

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When I want to clear my cache, I use the option in IE to clear all the Temporary Internet Files.

But when I go to C: >> Windows >> Temporary Internet Files, there are four folders with lots and lots of images and other sorts of files still in them.

Is there any way to clear them? Or is it safe to delete them manually?

A:Files in Temp Internet Folder won't go after clearing cache

I know it's a silly question, but still could someone answer it with just a 'yes' or 'no'? Thanks.

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Hello there,

Since I love security subject, Im always searching in ways to don't get infected and I love to use the best suites out there.

I've been using MSE for low resources because I was a Kaspersky user since 2008 and I don't like it anymore because I have 4GB computer and it slows down a litle bit. So I installed MSE to search for another great security software and been using it since last year.

Yesterday I got an issue (Don't know if it's a virus). I went to my %temp% folder and there was 2 files called "Adm017" and "Adm018" both without file extension so I open it with Notepad++
They contained the actual date and hour on that moment. Very weird.
I've been using Windows 7 for some years and never got that temporary files...
Also, when I selected the %temp% files to delete my computer automatically unselected them (like: you shall not delete me! Lol).

I made a search on Google but could not find anything to help me.

So I installed Spybot, AdmCleaner and Bitdefender (Im still using and I love it) and Malwarebytes which I was already using it. I runt then on Windows SafeMode.

Can you guys explain me what this is? These temp files?

Thank you

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My internet has been suffering slowdown problems the past few days, my download speed is at 40kb/s or less when it should be at 100kb/s. Plus, randomly generated .exe files are appearing in my temp folder, and I can't delete them.
(eg winskfl.exe or similar).

I've run multiple virus scans using an updated Ewido in Safe Mode and I am still having internet slowdown problems, the files still appearing in my temp folder. The speed used to be at 4kb/s for download speed so this current speed of 40kb/s is tolerable, but I still believe I am infected with some form of malware.

Here's the logfile from HijackThis.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:25:19, on 12/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec... Read more

A:Internet slowdown, win####.exe files in Temp folder.. related?

Sorry for the bump, but I think Proxy.Agent.DD is to do with this. I can never get rid of it, however, it keeps on reappearing in Ewido - even if I run in safe mode...

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Hello everyone, and thank you for taking the time to look at my topic!  I'm sure a lot of you might have better stuff to do than help some stranger on the internet with their computer problems, so thank you so much for your aid.
My laptop has been acitng up a lot recently, moreso in the past 2 days.  When I download a file, it automatically comes up as 'failed' in the download menu.  Retrying the download usually doesn't do much, so I've been trying to download things(antiviruses) from another computer.  The thing is, when I try to move them from the USB/External harddrive onto my laptop, it won't let me, sometimes coming up with a message that tells me to skip or ignore, and sometimes just not doing anything at all.
Also, I'm not 100% sure how to convey this problem in the best way, but my temp folder is messed up too.  Playing games, things like 'temp error etc etc etc' shows up, and other information about it.  That's really all I can say about my problem.  If there's anything anybody can help me with, that would be REALLY amazing!  Thank you again!
EDIT:  I'm also on windows 8.1
edit #2:  Not able to download mbar, it tells me (and tells me something along the lines of this for other things I've tried to download too), 'Could not create file "C:\Users\Cameron\Desktop\mbars\mbar\Data\swissarmy.ref'.  The fiel or directory is corrupted or unreadable."

A:Can't download files online, TEMP folder not exactly working, etc

While I can't help you remove whatever caused it, this might help with your download problem:
Start -> Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections tab
If you see anything inside the white box, select it and click "remove".
Then, click on the "LAN settings" button. If the checkbox labelled "proxy server" is checked, uncheck it unless you or someone you know, such as your ISP, set that up.

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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.



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:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM... Read more

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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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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I am loading NWN2 onto my HDD. Evidently, NWN2 "makes use of My Documents and Windows Temp File Directories to store saved games, hak files, exported character files, and temp files needed during game play, updates and more," according to the moderator of NWN2's technical self-help forum.

My HDD is devided into three logical drives: C is the OS and main applications excepting office programs and is 63.4GB; D is for games and is 244GB; and E is for documents, photos, videos, office suite, etc. and is 157GB.

I've already moved my My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos folders to drive E. This is is the additional advice given for changing the temporary files folder from the sticky at the NWN2 self-help forum:

" You should be able change the temporary files folder by changing the TEMP and TMP system environment variables.

1. Create a folder at the root of the local drive and name it TEMP.
2. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
4. Click Environment Variables.

5. Repeat the following steps for both the TEMP and the TMP User variables:
a. In the User variables list, select the TEMP variable, and then click Edit.
b. In the Variable value box, type %drive%\TEMP, and then click OK.
c. Repeat steps a and b for the TMP variable.

6. Repeat the following steps for both the TEMP and the TMP System variables:
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A:? moving Temp. Files Folder to different logical drive

Moving the TEMP files away from the OS has its purposes.

IMO, the only reason to move TEMP is if its a SSD your trying to limit writes to, save space etc.

For 1 physical spinning drive/ partitioned I really do not think there would be much benefit. Having Games, USER folders (Music,Pictures etc) on other partitions or drives can be a benefit though.

But the method you listed will work fine if you choose to move it.

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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

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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Hi all:

I have a bit of an unusual issue. I am trying to prevent Win 7 from deleting files from the temp folder (C:\Users\<NAME>\AppData\Local\Temp) when I close a program (in my case Firefox). I believe it is the OS, and not the program or my AV, which is deleting the files, though if folks think otherwise please let me know. Does anyone have suggestions on options to change to prevent files from being expunged from my \temp directory?

Here are the specifics:
I am trying to prevent Firefox from deleting files which I download using the Download Manager using the "open with" (rather than "save as") option.

These files remain in my folder, C:\Users\<NAME>\AppData\Local\Temp until after I close Firefox at which point they are deleted. Note: I am sure it is Windows which is deleting the files since:
* I have disabled my antivirus and related programs (Malwarebytes real time protection)
* I can see the file disappear from the \Temp folder a few seconds after Firefox is closed down
* when I terminate the Firefox process via the task manager the file deletion does not occur
Some other comments:
* I do not believe this is influenced by the Tools>Options>Privacy settings in Firefox, but I have set it to "Use Custom Settings for History" and unchecked "Clear History when Firefox Closes"
* I have experimented with various settings in Firefox's about:config (privacy.clearOnShutdown.* options are ... Read more

A:temp folder: do not files deleted when exit program

Actually, I think everything points toward Firefox deleting the temp files, not Windows. In any case this behavior is by design, since Firefox downloads your files in order to open them with something and you're not just saving them.
So my question is...why don't you just save the files instead of using "open with"? If for some reason you can't or don't want to, you could simply move the desired files out of your temp folder before closing Firefox...

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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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Good evening  I use Windows 7. this was an unexpected discovery after I'd tried installing a C++ Visual Runtime Redistributable. The message I get is "windows cannot access the specified device path or file. Access is denied". Other items I try installing give me "Unable to execute file in the temporary directory" and flat-out "Access is denied".  I checked out the user settings in My Computer, for my user account I got a nice "Cannot open USER environment in registry. Possible registry corruption."
I'm on an admin account, and run everything as the same. I find that in Safe Mode I can at least open the installer and halfway begin [but can't use it since well, Safe Mode], and use some applications that I can't in normal mode. When in normal mode I tried disabling my antivirus, same thing happens. I downloaded SecurityCheck to try seeing what was up, but even that only runs in Safe Mode. 
Few months ago a friend and I had an uphill battle removing a virus from this computer, and I'm thinking maybe there's been more damage done than we thought. Because of the error messages I get I'm thinking that me being unable to install things is tied to my user permissions being screwed up, even though I'm an admin. I can't use a CD to fix anything since I don't have one. I ran MalwareBytes couple hours ago, things came up clean. So here I am, confused and really hoping this doesn't turn into an expensive paperweight. Any tips, advice? Also my wifi signal's pretty ick,... Read more

A:Can't Install Things, Files Can't Access Temp folder, and more

Sorry to hear about the problems. It sounds a lot like an infection trying to protect itself, and doing a very good job of it.
I'm going to flag your message and ask a moderator to move it into a protected forum so that you can work with one of the trained volunteers there to get your system clean again.
Keep us posted

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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:

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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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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When I want to download software from the internet, I get the following message:

"Error writing temporary file. Make sure your temp file is valid". Yesterday it had NSIS infront of it, today it does not. I looked online and cannot see any valid fixes. Are you please able to help? This happened after I installed a bunch of Windows updates, although I see people have been having this problem for a couple of years.

Additional info; I'm not sure if it has to do anything with the issue: When the "run" button comes up after it downloads, beneath it, there is a message that says, "THis file is in a location outside your local network. Files from locations outside you don't recognize can harm your pc. Only run this file if you trust this location". Then I press, "run" and get the above message. But I'm getting this message on anything I try to download, even from well-know sites.

THank you.

A:Solved: Temp Folder Problem - Cannot Download Files From Internet

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som files from my temp folder hav been deleted, is there any way i can fix this problem? if yes plllzzz help....

A:Solved: Temp folder files deleted, program errors

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The following item refuses to be removed from my TEMP Internet Files.
HEre is the path I am referring to:
C:\Documents and Settings\Edwin\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

This is the file that wont move:

It shows an Internet Address affiliation of:

Suggestions? Should I worry? What can I do?

I have been unable to load standard websites like Google, Microsoft, and some others and I am wondering if this little item is causing trouble. When I try to go to Google the address action on the left bottom of the screen says
Connecting to

A:strange item (jpg) unable to remove from TEMP Internet Files

have you tried deleting the files using the internet options instead of going into the folder?

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PLEASE HELP! In my Win-2000 sp4 PC, I am unable to remove files and folders in the C:\WINNT\TEMP folder, even as Administrator !!.

The TEMP folder has the following subfolders:
-Temporary Internet Files, -Cookies, -History, -unz52.tmp -NAILogs and - Webshots.Temp. even after having uninstalled WebShoots alltogether.
All thes are just stubborn !! :-( The error is either "Access denied..." or "File in use..." even tried -to no avail- in Fail Safe mode, or in Command mode, or even outside the current shell.

I have identical machines/OS, where the TEMP folder can be cleaned w/o any trouble. This machine used to have several parasites of the "" sort (WinTools and HuntBar variants). Is it possible that some traces remain, which somehow left those folders limp, or perhaps for (or worse, IN) malicous use ???
please advice !! THANKS

A:Solved: unable to remove files/folders in C:\WINNT\TEMP

Right click on the temp folder and go to properties, Security tab, click add, add your self, click ok, not make sure you have Full Control (all boxes checked under Allow), click OK. Now try the delete again.

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i have attached the files from FRST program. 
Have used ESET which gave 3 malwares. O have attachd that as malware.txt
have also used malwarebytes 
admcleaner does not work as it is windows server 2012
any help is aprpreciated

A:scvhost creating temp files (malware) used many programs and cant remove it

i was able to fix the system already thx. 

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1.though i deleted all the files in my temporary internet files folder the space occupied is still quite large. i cant see any files left to be deleted. i use xp sp2 and three browsers mozilla, ie and opera. when i use disk cleanup wizard i can see the files when i use the option of viewing the files. why is it so can anybody put some light into it.

2. i want to move my documents and settings folder from my c: drive to another drive which has quite some space( c: is almost full). plz help me in doing it

thanks in advance in anticipation

A:temp internet files not visible and moving documents and setting folder

You can navigate to your C:\Documents and Settings\*yourusernamehere*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files folder, and if you have the address bar enabled in your folder view, type \Content.IE5 at the end so it looks like this
C:\Documents and Settings\*yourusernamehere*\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
then hit enter
If you dont have the address bar at the top of your Explorer Windows, you can right click the top of the window and select "Address Bar" or you can go to "View"-->"Address Bar"
You may also have to go to "Tools"-->"folder Options"-->View Tab and select "Display the full path in the address bar"

In this Content.IE5 folder you can delete the folders with 8 digit gibberish names, these are the hidden cache files.
DO NOT DELETE THE INDEX.DAT file in there, I doubt it would let you but don't anyway.

The worst that would happen by deleting these folders would be that you may have log back into various websites or redownload the page resources(images, css, etc etc)
As for moving the Documents and Settings folder to another drive or partition, that's getting into a Sticky Situation, you CAN however redirect your "My Documents" folder to another location.
Right click the "My Documents" fodler on your desktop or your Start Menu and choose "Properties"
browse to a new location.
It will ask if you want to copy/move your existing files to... 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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