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Temp file filling up - tens of GB per week, Virus?


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#1 little_wolf

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

I am running Windows Vista 32-bit. I've been having a problem with my Temp folder filling up with tons of files - it's the file located under Users - (My name)- AppData - Local - Temp. It fills with files whether I'm online or offline, although I think it accelerates when I am connected to the internet. It is adding upwards of 20-25GB in 2-3 weeks with minimal usage of my computer. I have run scans with AVG, AdAware, and Malwarebytes, and detected nothing. I also ran TrendMicro Housecall, and found nothing. The files that fill up my folder are all named similarly, they all begin with "AdA" and then a few other letters and numbers, for example: AdAB8D6.tmp

I would appreciate any help you could offer, Thanks.

Edited by little_wolf, 30 June 2010 - 08:59 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:31 PM

Are there any other ill symptoms present?
If not, normally, you should run temporary files cleaner weekly.
I recommend...

Download Temp File Cleaner (TFC)
Double click on TFC.exe to run the program.
Click on Start button to begin cleaning process.
TFC will close all running programs, and it may ask you to restart computer.

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#3 little_wolf

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 09:14 PM

I can try that... it just seems very strange that I've never had this problem before - I've had this computer for three years and never encountered this, now all of a sudden it's happening, it seems like a little more than a weekly clean-up problem.. if that's all it is I can just run the regular Windows cleanup every time my disk space gets full (which is what is happening)... I'm not an expert or anything, but I've been around computers quite a bit and this strikes me as something other than just a weekly maintenance issue... Any further suggestions?

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 11:32 PM

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