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#1 Herbert Rogers

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:46 PM

1. Not in File Database 2. Not mentioned in XP Forums 3. Described as C:\\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution (16 MB)
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:47 PM

it is a temp file it will/should go away after a restart.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:50 PM

Many Thanks, Sir.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:53 PM

So it went away on a restart?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:59 PM

So it went away on a restart?

I would imagine so....but good advice xpds! :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:23 AM

why thank you! and yes (for the OP) anything labeled .tpm is always a temporary file that upon a restart should and will go away.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:44 PM

why thank you! and yes (for the OP) anything labeled .tpm is always a temporary file that upon a restart should and will go away.



Not entirely true. A ,tmp file could be a hidden keystore for a keylogger that gets uploaded to a remote host via a trojan/backdoor/rootkit.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:48 PM

Oh i did not know that, i will have to remember that
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