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#1 EnderDragon1257

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 12:57 PM

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...
"tmp00007728"
"tmp00000191"
"tmp00006f47"
"tmp00006eef"
"tmp00000e7f"
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.


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#2 EnderDragon1257

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 12:59 PM

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.


Edited by EnderDragon1257, 19 July 2016 - 01:01 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2016 - 01:04 PM

If anyone reply's back, is it auto updated?



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 01:15 PM

Hello? Anyone here?



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Posted 19 July 2016 - 01:37 PM

Time as we know it does not exist in forum boards.  A lot of those tmp folders and tmp files belong to Windows and many 3rd party programs, created and maintained, part and parcel of normal operations.  There are a few temp folders through-out your HD, which folder concerns you?


Edited by RolandJS, 19 July 2016 - 01:37 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 01:45 PM

Well the location of these files is in C:\Windows\Temp



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 07:02 PM

Unless you desire to ReInstall your Windows, I recommend not forcing a delete operation upon such, rather, leaving those folders and files be -- if you're denied the ability to delete any such TMP folder and/or files, consider it a yellow caution sign and leave such alone.

Although I periodically delete temporary folders and files that can be easily deleted in several directories, I skip those that return a warning of "no access/access denied" -- and ignore 'em from then on


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