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Internet Explorer generates HUGE # of temp files

Q: Internet Explorer generates HUGE # of temp files

Chrome is my default browser, and if I have any problems with it, I have Firefox as a backup. I NEVER use IE . . . for anything. . . and don't even have a shortcut on the desktop for it. But I have every function of IE checked for cleaning by CCleaner, and every time I run CCleaner, it finds a huge number of IE temporary files (today it was 54MB) + a couple of cookies. My question is why/how are these created when I don't use IE at all?

I also notice that in the CCleaner settings, Chrome and Firefox have no "Temporary files" check boxes; only IE does. Does that mean that Windows (7) uses IE not just as a browser, but also a place to dump temp files? If so, why, and what are the temp files about?

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I am not sure if this thread should be here or in Op/Sys or in where browser problems are found ...I posted it in the browser section but received nothing useful. I do not know if this is a malware/virus problem ... just that there are some strange things going on

I am running WinXP SP3 on a IBM T40. The browser is FireFox 20.0.1 IE8 is installed but never used. I have recently noticed that I am running out of disk space on C:\ (opsys and programs only on that drive). When I poked around to see what was happening, I noticed that there was 4GB of content in Internet Temp Files in an "IE5" folder. This was surprising because all browsers are set to delete everything (history, cache, ...) on exit. This is at least 100 times the normal content I keep track (mostly mentally) of how much junk CleanUp! and CCleaner find and delete when I run them. The normal amount is 15 to 20 MB when run on a weekly basis (ignoring those special cases when large files and such have been deleted and are sitting in the Recycle Bin).

I deleted them all (using CleanUp!). I checked space on C:\ and it was back to where it should be. Several days later the same problem -- 4GB+ of content in the same area.

The only obvious thing is the recent update to Firefox 20.x The fact that this is "related" to browsers (or so it appears) and Firefox was recently updated is suspicious. But I am running virtually the same op/sys and versions of FF and IE on two other computers with no evidence o... Read more

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Well today when i went to clear my Temporary internet files, it took forever, and stopped responding (it usually does but not for very long). So i decided to see if CCleaner would work, well that just kept going too. So i went to the temporary internet folder, right clicked, hit properties to look at the size. The size was at 2.0 gb and it was still rising. I decided to move the temporary internet location somewhere else so i could try and delete these files manually. When i right clicked and hit delete it wouldnt allow me to delete them. So i tried to delete it through command prompt. I think its working, becuase the hard drive monitor from sys internals says its deleting stuff from the folder. Ill keep you update wheather it actually finishes. The weird thing is that there is nothing in the folder (and im showing system and hidden files) and the size of the folder went way over the limit that was set for it. Does anyone know what caused this and how I can prevent it? And if command prompt cant delete it all what should I do?

A:HELP! My TEMP internet files is huge and i cant delete it.

If you can't delete it, try it through safe mode.

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Computer is Sony VAIO running windows XP.I have run spybot, ad-aware and mcaffe and have no indications of any problems. But somehow javascripts are running and filling my temp internet files with porn site stuff. Have not been able to track down to a specific site and have not been able to see intruders from black ICE. I have cleared cookies, password, temp interfiles but still getting unwanted files. Is there something internal to my machine that is pulling data from these sites. Any recommend internet options that might be changed. Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:22:16 PM, on 2/7/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeD:\Program Files\Voyetra\AudioStation 6\astnscsi.exeC:\Program Files\ISS\BlackICE\blackd.exeC:\iFtpSvc\iFtpSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\... Read more

A:Internet Explorer Pulling Undesired Data Into Temp Internet Files

Hello ellisbeWelcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log < --link And I'll be happy to look at it for you.I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience. Stelios

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I haven't used Internet Explorer in ages. It simply sits on my computer and is never used. I use firefox instead and routinely clear cache, and temp files with CCleaner. I have noticed before that when I select to clear all this stuff, it also removes a bunch of temp files from IE as well despite the fact I never use IE. I compared the number of files removed with the number in firefox and they're about the same amount. My question is, why does IE have all these temp files when I have never once used it?

A:Internet explorer temp files and other browsers

Suggest the next time you use Ccleaner to click on the condensed list of files deleted to be able to
view the files deleted by Ccleaner. You will likely be able to recognize the files by the description given.

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My problem is this.....Internet Explorer 6.
The disk space is set at zero for Temp files and I can't change it, and Explorer is slow.
Cheers George

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2030 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3967 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1791 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 448568 MB, Free - 400136 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XFWHV
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

On my recently deceased computer, I had used for many years a freeware program, Easy Cleaner (EC), by Toni Arts, with reliability. It also cleaned my registry and gave me information about duplicate files and more. Applying it to my new computer, above, a file search yielded about 400MB of "unnecessary" files, mostly *.tmp but also some *.bak and a few other types. When I tried to delete them, using EC's delete button, only a small quantity - of the order of 50Mb - were deleted. The 7/8ths that remained were described as possibly in use.

In my late computer, I never had so many *.tmp files found by EC in the first place, let alone described as possibly in use.

Are these observations reasonable for Windows 7, so many unnecessary files and so many of them "possibly in use"?

I have tried the OS's "Disk Cleanup", but it does not remove any more *.tmp files than EC.

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I have 10 temp internet files/cookies that will not delete no matter what I do. All others will delete.
I go to:
Internet Explorer 8/ tools/ internet options/ browsing history/ settings/view files.
These files will not delete
from a 3 day period in Oct 09.
Any suggestions?

A:temp files/cookies wont delete in Internet Explorer 8

If the files cannot be deleted normally, you can try this free program:Unlocker - helpful in deleting stubborn / awkward files:http://www.scanwith.com/download/Unlocker.htmHave you run any scans, e.g. Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware?Can't see any reason why those temp files cannot be deleted normally.

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I have a file on an employee's computer that builds in Internet Explorer's temp files when using an online service. I need that file to not be deleted at random. The file in question is RinconClient[1].xap, pictured below in the Event Viewer, with file auditing.

I have narrowed it down to either dllhost.exe or taskhostw.exe deleting the file, in event viewer. We have antivirus software which has not detected anything malicious in regards to the RinconClient[1].xap file.

In Internet Explorer, I have
Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed = Unchecked
Delete Browsing History no exit = Unchecked
Check for Newer versions of stored pages = Never
Allow website caches and databases = Checked

In Task Scheduler
CleanupTemporaryState = Disabled
SilentCleanup = Disabled

I have messed with permissions to the C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Low\IE folders and subfolders and to the file itself. Making sure it is supposed to not get deleted.

I have tried a script which copies the file to each folder and subfolder in
Did not resolve the issue.

OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version:                10.0.17134 N/A Build 17134

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hi.... im here to report a severe problem that i had yesterday... on the afternoon, i noted that the disk space has being filled up without no apparent reason... regardless of that, i continued to play games, and browse the internet... with a very slow perfomance....
5 hours later, i noted that the rhytm of the creation of that TEMP files was increasing dramatically(which they didnt have the .tmp extensions, it was just files without extension, and with names starting TMP000000 and then random letters or numbers...)
i seen that the disk has filling about 100 mb in one second, with the system very, very, very unresponsive... and when the disk reached 1 gb and counting... i immediately switched to the safe mode.... i used a program to see the folders that were occuping the majority of space in the disk, and i was totally catched up by surprise to see that the Temp folder was immensely filled up... i deleted that files, and then, i switched to the normal mode of the OS, no trace of that files again... however i have fear that they can return sooner or later...
so i need help to resolve this... i will post 2 screenshots that clearly illustrates that files...

for now, thanks if you can help me....

A:Huge temp files, totalizing 30 GB, created in one single day

Hello Zeca112 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Very hard to say what's creating those temp files. You could have a legitimate program running in the background that is creating those temp files. Or it could be malware. To rule out malware I'd suggest three free on-demand programs that you could run in addition to your resident antivirus suite because no anti-malware program is 100% effective 100% of the time:




If the malware scans come back clean you may be able to figure out which program is creating the temp files by using either the built in Task Manager or running another free (and more powerful) program from Microsoft called Process Explorer.

Process Explorer

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Hi About a month ago I had huge virus problems with webpage hijacking. i installed mcafee Virusscan enterprise and ran the scan with new defs under safe mode which detected and deleted over 100 virus/trojans.After that computer has been running smoothly until recently i noticed that once or twice an hour my CPU usage goes up to 100 and stays thee for no reason for about a minute or so during which i cant do much. The process that does this is services.exe and when this happens a huge number of mx_xxxx.tmp files in my windows/temp folder where xxxx is a string of numbers and characters. Could anyone please help me out in getting rid of this problem. I tried system restore: dint work. my hijack this report follows.ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:26:18 PM, on 7/21/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:Huge Number Of Mx_xxx.tmp Files In C:\windows\temp

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum nukes83 My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Asynchronous UPnP Support Services - UPnPSvc.dll has recently been active on your pc.Trojan/PWS-ANB is an imformation stealing Trojan.If your computer was used for online banking or has credit card information on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for email, eBay and forums. You should consider them to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one,if not an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breech.Since your computer was compromised read:?How to report ID theft, fraud, drive-by installs, hijacking and malware?:http://www.dslreports.com/faq/10451----------------------------------------------------Please download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Also post a fresh Hijackthis log please.

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Hello folks, I'm new here, but you have been recommended to me as quote: "Knowing a thing or two about computer viruses and removal". Looking round this seems to be the case so I wonder if you might be able to help me.

Windows XP most recent service release. 40GB HP portable some years old.

Portable runs Zone Alarm anti virus/firewall (subscribed to) as standard, and router has firewall running. Sometimes runs on wireless internet through the home network served by that router and v.occasionally via a 3G dongle.

I've been having problems with a lack of space on the hard-drive. Got cross yesterday and went for a thorough search to see if I could find the missing space. The missing space turned up in a sequentially numbered set of .tmp files in the c:\windows\temp\ folder-directory. These were numbered forwards from AV1.tmp and, wait for it.....were around half a gigabyte each in size!! Deletion of these found me over 18GB of space!! However, there was one that I couldn't delete and it wouldn't let me view the contents either - telling me that it was in use.

I restarted the system and checked the directory and it had written a new half gig file, at this point the newly numbered file became the one that was 'in use', but the old one was still there - though now easily deleted.

I've chucked the might of ZA over the system to no benefit, I've run the rkill routine and followed by antimalware byte... Read more

A:Huge files occurring in c:\windows\temp\ do I have a problem?

Hello,this is usually a rootkit behavior.We need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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I have Windows 10 Pro and a friend has Windows 10 Home Premium. Both of our situations are the same in that the "Disk Cleanup" shows very few temp files (in my case 200 MB) and the "System>Storage" shows a huge amount (in my case 3 GB). Granted the Disk Cleanup says "temporary internet files" while Storage just says temporary files. Does that explain the difference?

Should I delete the temporary files both from the Disk Cleanup and the Storage?


A:Huge variance in temp files depending on where reported

Temporary Files includes downloads and other system files that should be deleted when the computer is finished with it but doesn't. Temporary Internet Files is the cache (history, cookies, etc) that the browser uses for quicker access.

In Disk Cleanup, you may need to scroll down a little more as there is a Temporary Files option:


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Hi Expert helpers (folks that do this job for complete strangers are 'Saints' in my book :-) )boopme picked up on this thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic381934.htmlThey asked me to run 6-9 resulting in posting the logs here, however the above thread will explain that the Gmer log is mssing and why. Incidentally, further to the last posting from about the problem in that thread I checked following the second reboot of the system and a further 1/2 gigabyte has been written to c:\windows\temp :-( I was getting exicted there for a minute. P.S. I'm annoyed that something seems wrong with the portable, I thought I had taken reasonable precautions and I am fairly IT literate - not enough it would seem - your assistance is hugely appreciated! The DDS text is here:DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 19:09:33.60 on 27/02/2011Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.895.93 [GMT 0:00]AV: ZoneAlarm Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {5D467B10-818C-4CAB-9FF7-6893B5B8F3CF}FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *Enabled* ============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exe... Read more

A:Huge files occurring in c:\windows\temp\ do I have a problem?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Internet Explorer 11 fails to install on Microsoft Server 2008 R2 & repeatedly generates error code 9C47 or 9C49


I was asked to update our Windows 2008 R2 server from IE 10 to IE11, and it will not install properly.  I have looked up several solutions to this issue, so far nothing has worked.
I disabled McAfee HBSS in safe mode, restarted the PC and tried to run Windows Update managed by a WSUS server.  The update gets approved and pushed out to the 2008 R2 server.  It downloads IE11, tries to install, then fails/errors-out at the last
second. I have tried this a few times, rebooted and either get error code 9C47 or 9C49.

Some of the suggested fixes I have tried:

I turned of internet connectivity and the anti-virus
I tried the Windows Update repair tool
I tried the Windows System Readiness tool
I tried to scan the system files for errors with sfc /scannow
I tried installing the other updates first, restarting and it still fails 
I removed the server listing from the WSUS server, and re-added it and it will not update   
I tried the stand-alone IE11 installer, and it fails at the very last step and then gives me an error with a link to troubleshoot IE installations   
I have uninstalled IE10, and now am stuck with Internet Explorer 9
RT returns no errors
SFC returns no errors

None of the recommendations have worked so far.  
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About half the time I open either Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer, explorer.exe generates an error. Then I'll try opening the program again, and it'll open up fine.

HijackThis Log (In case it helps)
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1149 AM, on 12-10-04
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\program files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\FreePicGrabber\ThumbGrab.exe
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A:Explorer.exe sometimes generates errors when opening IE or Windows Explorer

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

You have an outdated version of HijackThis. Click here to get the latest version of HijackThis.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

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Dear Friends,I'm new here, i have a problem and i hope you can help me. my computer slowed down suddenly, i don't remember installing a new software. i scanned it with avast, ad-aware, spybot, and trojan remover but nothing changed. i scanned with spyware doctor and recieved a "Backdoor.Agent.LEL" infection, but spyware doctor couldnt remove it, i noticed that internet explorer is consuming huge memory and CPU. Can you help me please? thanksHaidarP.S I'm copying and pasting the results of Hijack this:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:39:23 PM, on 12/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\PROGRA... Read more

A:Internet Explorer is consuming huge memory

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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Internet Explorer Could Have a Huge Security HoleUsers of several Internet Explorer versions are being urged on Monday to switch to other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox amid news of a major security hole.According to Rapid7 security forum, a new zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer 7, 8, and 9 has hit computers running Windows XP, Vista and 7. Zero-day exploits involve software that takes advantage of a security hole within a site to carry out an attack.This means that computers actively using Internet Explorer can be compromised by visiting a malicious site and give cybercriminals ?the same privileges as the current user.?Full story here: http://mashable.com/2012/09/17/internet-explorer-security-hole/

A:Internet Explorer Could Have a Huge Security Hole


this has been confirmed by MS: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic468924.html/page__view__getnewpost

regards myrti

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I hope that someone can help me with my problem. I a lower-intermediate on a computer.

I have my tower pc on constant all day- to record a streaming IP Camera from my work.
Initially, I saved these files into my docutments- which they would save as .avi files, and after every several days I would delete them as they would take up ALOT of space on my pc.

My pc is 250GB in size, and usually it would be about 80GB full before I had the IP Camera.

Just recently, I noticed all of the IP Camera avi files seemed to have disappeared from my documents if I went directly to the folder... BUT I could still see them in documents when I was choosing a location to save the recordings.
Upon right-clicking the avi files in the latter, the files would be of no size and wouldn't play.

Now my computer is 210GB full in the matter of a week.

After a while of fiddling about trying to find if the files were 'hidden' or somewhere else, and my techy friend had a look as well, we have found that it is the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder that is 118GB in size, but when I open the folder, there is Nothing in there.

Please help!!!

A:Temp Internet files folder is 118GB full, but no files???

Cleaning up temp. files is no problem. Use this for starters.
Disk Cleanup : Extended
Ccleaner is another little program that can do that. I recommend not using the registry part of Ccleaner. TFC bYy Old Timer is another good little program that works for such things. After your temps are clean reboot.
What would bother me the most is how did these files get put some where I didn't put them. I would run from the cmd. prompt/admin sfc /scannow. If System File Checker finds problems run it 3 times booting after each time.
What security do you have on your computer and have you run scans?
Please fill in your System Specs.

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This is actually a two part question. I have a LAN gaming group going and we're getting frustrated with the large amount of time we spend transferring files to each other (game mods, save files, the game itself, etc), so if anyone can answer either of these questions, you've just solved our problems.

1.) Is there any free program I can get that will let me transfer large files (1 gig+) to friends over the internet at a relatively fast speed? It would be preferred that we both wouldn't have to be online at the same time but it's not required. Also, reliability is a big deal since transferring over IM usually has a 1% chance of success.

2.) Is there a super fast way to get very large files (5GB+) from one computer to another when they're right next to each other? I'm willing to spend around 50 bucks for anything that's capable of doing this. Directly connecting LAN cables always say the transfer is about 1MB/sec but it's always a lot longer than that...

Also, if there's a way to transfer that same file to multiple computers at a very speedy pace I'd love to know about that too. Transferring files over LAN wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't a significant slowdown when some people started playing a game or transferring files.

Anyway, whatever help you can give is appreciated. Thanks!

A:How to Transfer Huge Files via Internet (or really fast on LAN)

Adrive offers 50gb of free storage online with the ability to share your files with other users (links only valid for 2 weeks with the free package). I'm not sure what upload/download speeds you'll get, but it should be fast enough. Alternatively, if you don't mind leaving your PC switched on, you could run your own FTP server using FileZilla and give your friends the logon details.

With 2 PCs side-by-side, use a gigabit wired lan for best speeds; both PCs will need a gigabit ethernet card (NIC) and you'll need a gigabit router to make the connection. However; even if you only have 100Mbit ethernet you should still get around 10 Megabytes/s sustained transfer rate. Alternatively, use a Firewire or eSata external hard-drive, or if you don't mind getting your hands dirty, get a cheap internal hard drive and swap it between the systems that you need to move the data to.



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I have Windows 7 Professional x64 for 6-7 months and I noticed i get low on free space on C:
Temporary Internetet Files had 18.5 GB !! After reading the forum I found out how to delete some of the files.
Now it's "only" 17.7 GB

I already cleaned all the hidden directorys from C:\Users\DoiCromoY\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
(about 300 MB)

Also found some in C:\Users\DoiCromoY\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5
(cleaned about 600 MB)

After this why it shows that my TIF have 17GB? More hidden files or some kind of bug


A:Huge Temporary Internet Files Directory! How to clean?

So is your Temporary Internet Files folder now empty?

You can delete pretty much everything under there, though if you were having IE auto login to websites and stuff you will have to relog in, so hopefully you have all your passwords

A safer way to delete temp internet files though is from IE itself. Click the gear->Internet Options->General tab->Delete Browsing History . There are several categories of things to delete.

You can also go to Manage Addons on the Programs tab on the same dialog. You may have a bunch of addons or maybe some ones you don't know about!

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Isn't there a way to recover files that have been deleted from your internet history? I know they don't go to the recycle bin. I'm needing to snoop on my husband. I think he's looking at things he shouldn't. (I don't need or want opinions on what he should/shouldn't look at, or whether I should be snooping.) We each have laptops. I can't install a filtering software w/o his knowing it. I will do this later, but first want to hack his laptop a little bit.


A:recover deleted temp internet files (internet history)

Closing thread. We don't help people to spy on someone.

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I frequently run CCleaner with ERASER to clean up my C: drive. When I run RECUVA to see what has been cleaned off the c: drive I often have several ********d01 files that remain at the C:\?\ level. Do you have any idea what these file are? They can?t seem to be opened or deleted.

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I frequently run CCleaner with ERASER to clean up my C: drive. When I run RECUVA to see what has been cleaned off the c: drive I often have several ********d01 files that remain at the C:\?\ level. Do you have any idea what these file are? They can?t seem to be opened or deleted.


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I have a temp file ( ~DF2784.tmp 48KB) which appears in local settings. If I try to delete it I get the message: Cannot delete ~DF2784.tmp: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again. I cannot find any program that is running it. It seems to refresh itself on boot up.

Can anyone tell me if this is generated by Windows XP? It seems to have appeared after upgrading to SP2 and loading IE7. The only other change on my system is installing Carbonite backup.

System: Windows XP SP2
F-Secure Anti Virus 2006

The only other utilities on my compter are:
UniBlue Speed up My PC
Registry Mechanic.

My systems seems to be working fine except IE7 bombs out quite a lot - "IE has to close down..." but runs perfectly on IE6.

I am not paranoid about temporary files but feel more secure if I know what is creating them and why they appear.

A:Solved: Solved: can anyone tell what generates this temp file?

Yes, I get a Temp file about the same size, the exact number/name will vary depending on many different factors.

Assuming its in Temp Files under local settings, its expected and normal (that is what the location is for)

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I finally broke down and installed XP on one of my computers. Figured I had to learn sometime. It has been interesting |frustrating |rewarding - though I feel a bit stupid about things now.

So tell me.... where is what used to be stored in Temp Int files currently stored in XP?
I used to be able to go in and grab things I'd seen/done and work with them - find .wav files I'd created - view jpgs I'd viewed before. (I like being able to see the location of every file created or accessed on my PC at any given time!)

Searching in XP - for instance for TODAY - doesn't seem to find many of the files I have accessed today. Is there a setting I am missing? I have it searching hidden and system files. And why is the accessed date always listed as today at 12:00am ?

and what is the prefetch folder?

(This all came to light when I discovered my PC was downloading on it's own what turned out to be MSN ENHANCED VIDEOS which ended up stored as .tmp files somewhere. The more I looked around the more things seemed missing or out of place.)

Shine a little light in my XP darkness, please .....


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Hi- I was viewing my temp.internet files folder in Explorer and came across a file called index. The file is encoded and will only open as "read only". Under Properties it says it takes up over 400Kb. When I go to delete it a message says, Unable to send to recyle bin the file is write protected or currently in use. The previous message says that another user might have it locked. Can I some how delete this file or will it grow and take up my "precious memory"?

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What the index.dat is is all the places you have visited on the web. There is one in History, Cookies and temp files. You cannot delete these normally but you can with a program called the Spider. I have a full version but can't remeber where I got it. If you want, I can email it but virus check and trojan check just to be safe.



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i need to know where that folder is? i knew where it was with windows 98 but i have XP pro and i want to save a flash file... where doi go to do that???

- GV

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I'm looking for an explanation of how to read into my Temp internet files.

The columns I'm interested in are the 'Expires' column and the 'Last Modified' column.

Am I right in thinking that the 'Last Modified' column represents the last time I accessed this particular file (url?), or does it mean something else?



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When you delete them, where do they go?

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Ok, I am still getting used to XP. In WIndows ME, there was a windows\tempory internet files folder and a windows\temp folder that I deleted regularly because IE saved a bunch of unwanted files in there all the time. Where are these folders in XP? I have done a search for them and have found a few different ones but just arent sure which are what. Where should I look, or where can I find them?

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I have 2 computers on a home network. One uses XP, the other ME. We were searching for some files on the ME machine. Since we are on a network, we both searched the ME. I used the XP, she used the ME, itself. I found them on her machine. She didn't. To make a long story short. I found them in the temp internet files folder. However, when I looked there on the ME machine, it contained an entirely different set of files. Even when I did a 'search' on that machine, the files were not found. Why do I find a different set of files in the exact same folder? And how can I get access to the files that I know are there from the machine they are on? It was weird to be able to see files on the ME from the XP machine, and then not be able to find them on the machine itself. I know it has something to do with the way each machine deals with the temp internet files, but I would like to know what.... thanks.

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Stupid question, but how the #### do you delete them using XP ???

Every time I use search in XP, it can't find my temporary internet folder !!!

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Do temporary internet files get stored ONLY when a site is visited on your own pc?? Or is there any other possible way for those to come up in history? I found some really inappropriate files that were stored in the middle of the night, when I was not on my PC. I have a firewall and SpyNuker. How could this have happened?

A:Temp internet files

The files should only be created when a site is visited.

Perhaps the date and time stamp is in error on the files however. It is very difficult to not get "inappropriate content" at times, when pop-up and pop-under ads abound.

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I'm having a bit of trouble with IE5.

Dell Optiplex GX110 (PIII 450, 128Mb ram, 6GB HD) Windows 98.

I have just re-installed IE5 on the PC.

When I access the internet, I can't download pages or any files, but don't get an error message, it just sits there with a blank page in IE.

I have been in looking at the IE5 settings and come across the following.

If I go to General/Temporary Internet Files Settings the amount of disk space to use is 0 MB.
If I move the slider up or down, this does not change. I can type a number into the box, but when I select OK, I get an error:

"Please select a value between 1 and 0 for how much disk space temporary internet files may use" (Yes that's correct, between 1 and 0!)

If I select "View Files" a new explorer window opens at c:\windows\temporary internet files, but none are listed.

If I try and "Move Folder" to the D: drive for example, I am told that there won't be enough disk space in the new location. (There's 1.6 GB on drive D and 1.06 on C!)

Mike (confused!!!)

A:IE5 Temp Internet Files

As a first step go to the Control Panel|Add and Remove Programs|click on remove IE|you should have an option to repair|select it and run repair utility. Next step is to upgrade to IE 5.01.
Good Luck

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I was wondering if some one could tell me why my temp internet folder is not logging my visited web sites. When I turn on to my computer it will log only my home page and then if I browse the internet it will not log any other pages. Just wondering. Thanks

A:temp internet files

Could it be that you may be looking in the wrong folder?

Documents and Settings/Your user name/local settings/temperary internet files.

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Hello. I would like to delete my temp internet files, the ones that reside in the C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 folders. When I've tried to delete the folders themselves, I've received warnings that this is not a good idea. Deleting the files w/in each of the folders in Content.IE is a pain, and takes a long time.

Is there any other way to accomplish this?

Thanks very much

A:temp internet files

EasyCleaner http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons - I do not recommend using the Duplicates files button as many dupes are there on purpose.

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I have followed several suggestions and still can't locate temporary internet files with Vista. In the Content.IE5 folder all of the subfolders are empty despite having selected 'show hidden files & folders' option in the Folder Options and unchecked 'Hide protected operating system files/folders' option. Any ideas? Could a programme be installed that deletes everything?

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This may seem silly but what is the proper way to delete temp internet files with win2k.

Thanks in advance for your help

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I have 2 that are there every day & would appreciate an explanation in 'simple terms' please.

I realize that the 'Compatible' one deals with easier reading in old site or something to that affect but is it automatic or did I cause it by clicking that icon up in address bar?

The google one dumfounds me 'cuz I followed advice from a post somewhere here in forum that was supposed to block 3rd party snopes. Did I do it wrong?


A:Temp. Internet Files in IE9

I have a somewhat different question but it does concern TIF's. I meant to ask this last week 'cuz it had been happening for quite some time: back in May I had asked at a different forum "why did I have so many cookies,etc.items in my TIF after visit there but only a couple from other forum" ( I was referring to sevenforum) but lately I've had oodles from here too. Now, Murphy's Law, when I logged out of here approx. 1/2 hr.ago & checked TIF's there were 259 items but only 2 cookies & both were sevenforum, not those others. Go figure!

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I am curious about the directory C:/Windows/Temporary Internet Files. Under this directory, I have Cache1, Cache2, Cache3, Cache4, and Content.IE5 with 8 subdirectories with very odd letter/number names like: 1l358qwl and 4xmzctqn. They all contain the SAME files.

What are these and should I delete these weird directories?


A:Temp Internet Files

They are exactly what it says - temporary internet files. You can safely delete them and should on a regular basis. If you search on this board for temporary internet files, you will find many posts regarding this issue.

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I've put in search, *.tmp,*,chk,~*.* and thousands of files popped up. I don't have any idea where they came from or what to do with them. I'm afraid to delete them since there's so many. I use the disc cleaner regularly. I'm also having internet files with bunches of files in them. I'd sure appreciate any help.

A:temp internet files,

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When I delete all the temp files/cookies, I go to Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 and right click, properties, and see a large file size (right now it's 8.37 MB) yet the Windows exlporer screen is blank on the file side even with show hidden files checked. WHY? And how do I remove the files I can't see?

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Hi, hoping someone might be able to help - about a week ago, using the buttons in the temporary internet files section, under the general tab in IE6 properties, I deleted all files and cookies. Now, IE6 is not saving my cookies or temp files in this folder at all? I made sure the location is still the default location of C:\Documents and Settings\Wil\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files, even tried changing it to something else, and then back again, but no luck. I am sure that these files are being saved somewhere on my HD, as I can go to my normal sites that require cookies etc. but I cannot find the cookies or temp files anywhere, and I would like to know where they are and be able to access them when needed.
Is there some way to reset this feature?

Thank-You, Wil

A:temp internet files??

Hey Wil and Welcome to TSF

I'm assuming your using Windows XP, is this correct?

Click Start>My Computer
Double click the C:\Windows\Temp
There should be a Cookies Folder a History Folder and a Temporary Internet Files Folder

Do you have files in those folders?

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Once I have made it into this file do I delete or can I delete al the files in it. The PC is 128.0MB with 23% free. I was told even if I delete thing they go someplace else. Were is that? And can i go were that is and get them out of the system?

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What is the default location for temp internet files for Windows XP Home.


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