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#1 dtietje

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:34 PM

I've been trying to find a way to delete the contents of the file tvDebug.log , and can't seem to find one. I know this is a log formed by Zone Alarm and is used to help with problems, should I have any, and the "tv" stands for "True Vector", a program used by ZA. However, this file is 4GB! I don't have a large hard drive, and it's taking up WAY too much space. I imagine Zone Alarm needs this file, but I just want to delete the contents if I can. I've tried a program called "Dellater" ( I think that's what it's called), and it didn't work. I've tried closing Zone Alarm due to the message that "the file is being accessed by another program", and it didn't work. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:49 PM

Have you tried doing it in Safe Mode?
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 06:54 PM

I haven't tried this yet, but I will. Do you think that deleting this file will cause problems with Zone Alarm? Or will ZA just create another file?

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:06 PM

Not sure.
I don't use ZA.
Why don't you hold off, until you can get some more responses to this post.
Don't want to do anything that might corrupt your Firewall.

I'm going to move this post to a more appropriate forum.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:12 PM

Unfortunately, it's a company laptop and I have to run Zone Alarm to access my VPN. I'll wait and see, like you suggested.

Thanks,
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:18 PM

maybe these will help you?

http://www.a1-electronics.net/General_Inte...inXP_Tips.shtml

http://www.computergripes.com/ZoneAlarm.html

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-95-98-me...74a60050857fd8=

they don't make a whole lot of sense to me, but maybe you will understand them :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:22 PM

Ccleaner will clean those logs in Zone Alarm for you. You can also choose to not save a log or delete the log contents in ZA settings.

Edited by buddy215, 29 May 2006 - 07:37 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:39 PM

ambellina, I just got a whole lot of useful info (I hope), from the links you posted. Thank you so much. I'll try the recommendations from the links.


buddy215, what is Ccleaner, and how do I get it?

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:40 PM

www.CCleaner.com

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:47 PM

ambellina, I just got a whole lot of useful info (I hope), from the links you posted. Thank you so much. I'll try the recommendations from the links.


you're welcome :thumbsup: i hope they help!

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:54 PM

I'm gonna try to get rid of some of these, but first, does anyone know what the "xDB.tmp" logs are for? I'm tempted to delete them since they're temp files and some are big.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 07:59 PM

did you check out the home page for ccleaner? It will clean your computer of all temp files in seconds! Easy to use. Small download. I use it almost daily. About the only thing I choose not to delete is the cookies and passwords. It will clean IE and Firefox browsers.

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 08:02 PM

I'll check out ccleaner. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to cause any problems. Do I really need any TMP files? Or can I delete them all?

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 08:56 PM

from personal experience, i don't think ccleaner would cause you any problems. the only thing that i would recommend being wary of is, with its defaults, it will clean out a lot of your passwords and login information for, or just log you out of, a lot of websites. but thats just a very small inconvenience, and i b'lieve it can be changed in the internet explorer/firefox menu of ccleaner :thumbsup: and it can clean out of HEFTY bit of unused junk, and thats always nice! (it nearly got a whole gig of old useless temp files off of my computer)

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:54 PM

CCleaner is a very good program, if used properly. and very dangerous, if not.
Unless you are very comfortable working in the Registry, leave everything under the Issues section, un-checked.
Removing the wrong Registry entry, could render your computer inoperable.

To save the cookies you don't want to delete:

Open CCleaner, and click on Options.
Click the Cookies tab.
In the box on the left, you'll see a list of the cookies you have on your machine.
The box on the right, is for the cookies you want to keep.
Between the two, are 2 arrows, one pointing right, and the other pointing left.
In the box on the left, click the cookie you want to save, then click on the arrow pointing to the right.
That will move the cookie to the protected side.
Do the opposite, to remove a cookie from the protected side.
Anything on the right, will not be detected when CCleaner does a scan, so any cookies reported, can be safely cleaned.
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