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Temp Folder Being Rapidly Populated

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#1 Khalspi


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Posted 28 February 2015 - 09:06 AM



After noticing my hard drive light was constantly on I did a bit of digging and found that my temp folder was being filled constantly with randomly named, though sequenced, temporary files with 0 bytes each.


A friend of mine gave me a folder with a lot of software and told me to try each one which I did.  After experiencing a bit of issues with one (Combofix, which got stuck at stage 5 and then 33) I did some research which led me here.


The PC in question is offline, and I am trying to run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool but it has been at Processing files: Extra check for a while. I assume it has found the temp folder...


I'd appreciate any help in getting the FRST log and then in fixing my issue.


***FRST stopped responding so I restarted it. Everytime it scans an object it freezes then continues. Any help would be appreciated. I think the computer might die soon at this rate...***



Edited by Khalspi, 28 February 2015 - 10:10 AM.

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#2 Rootk


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 06:40 PM

Hi. Do the following:

Please download TFC.exe - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer:
Alternate link: www.itxassociates.com/OT-Tools/TFC.exe
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Close any open windows, save your work.
  • Double click the TFC icon to run the program. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
    TFC will close all open programs itself in order to run,
  • Click the Start button to begin the process,
  • Allow TFC to run uninterrupted,
  • The program should not take long to finish its job.
  • Once it's finished, click OK to reboot.
Next, reboot your computer into safe mode and run FRST.

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 07:10 PM

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