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Unable to write files to the temp folder

Q: Unable to write files to the temp folder

I have recently installed a program and when I try to open it it says "error#41:unable to write to the temp folder... There is plenty of space so im not sure why it is doing this.. i have cleared my temp folder and deleted several programs... the program that is saying error#41 isnt a big program at all.. and i can still download bigger programs and they work without a problem!

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A: Unable to write files to the temp folder

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Where or how can I 'locate' and 'move or copy' downloaded files in Win7 x64 Home Prem's Temporary Download Folder.

Sometimes I forget to save a file d/l and remember later that I really needed it.

Can anyone please assist to provide the path and advice for locating and retrieving these files?

XP used to store these temp files and folder in a folder somewhere labeled BZxxxxx. I was able to go back and grab the file or d/l and save it correctly because I saved the BZxxxxx folder loacation as a favorite. Can't seem to find it in Win7.

Thank you ahead of time.


A:Unable to Locate and Recapture Files in Win7's Default Temp D/L Folder

Click on the C:\ drive then Users ... click on your profile name and 'Downloads'. Are they stored there?

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On Startup, Windows displays the "File waiting to be written to CD" message but the folder is empty.
If I attempt to copy a new file to the CD, it casches to the temporary folder but will not write of the CD. Either the "save and retry" message appears or sometimes a "file is wrong size". The file has been identified as CAKTIZWD, which no longer exists on my computer.
I can read the CD but can not write to it.
I am running Windows XP SP2 on a dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
The CD is OK. I can burn CD's using Roxio.
I have run Mcafee virus scan and System Mechanic registry cleaner in an attempt to clear the erroneous tag, with no results.
Your assistance is appreciated

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Here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:15:22 AM, on 9/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mim.exe
C:\PRO... Read more

A:I have these files in my %temp% folder JETBBAE.temp and ~DFCA9F.tmp and i cant delete

* Click here to download ATF Cleaner by Atribune and save it to your desktop.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.

Under Main choose: Select All

Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox:
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All

Click the Empty Selected button.

NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use Opera:
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All

Click the Empty Selected button.

[*]NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

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Hey guys

when I try to uninstall BitDefender 9 Pro. I get an error message saying "Unable To Write To Specified Folder: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\" I checked and I cannot find a Installer Folder, with or without Hidden Files and Folder on.

Help? lol

[edit] I cannot uninstall ANYTHING through Add/Remove Programs

A:Unable To Write To Folder

Heres an uninstall article http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB260-en-...er-9-Internet-Security-uninstall-methods.html

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I've just started using my new desktop pc which I bought specifically to download stuff from the internet and to my horror it wants to save everything in my temp internet files folder. Does anyone know how to change this please? I've tried messing about with the security settings but that didn't solve it. I've seen a few threads on here but have yet to find an answer.

Now wishing I'd stuck with my old pc on XP!!!


A:Trying to save to my documents folder rather than the temp internet files folder

what internet browser do you have?
you should be able to change the configuration from the internet browser, and to make it save to the desktop.


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I am unable to write/modify/replace files in the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folders, we have folder that is placed in Program Files folder, lets say MES folder
we use Active Directory System and all user take file from FTP server if there's Program's Update from System that I make, so new file/files will replace old file/files in MES folder, it was work smoothly in Windows 7 Pro, but not in Windows 8.1 Pro
the things I already do was :
1. Change User Account Control Settings to Never Notify (lowest)
2. Turn Off Windows Firewall setting (Domain, Network Location, Public Network)
3. Change advanced security add local user for Full control, modify, read and execute (to take ownership and grant full control permission of the folder and all contents in it)
I Know from forum it must be about user security issue but this 3 steps still not change anything
How can I defeat this?

Many thanks.
Michael H.

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Norton keeps notifying me of "a recent attempt to attack your computer" regarding a temporary file with the name xmecanswro.exe; it does this every 30 seconds or so. When I try to delete it, I'm told I don't have the permission to. I don't know whether this is a virus or whatever, I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to computers and tech issues so any help is appreciated greatly!

HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 00:40:12, on 14/06/2011
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Corel\Corel PhotoDownloader\Corel Photo Downloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\CorelIOMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\... Read more

A:Unable to delete .exe file in Temp folder

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I have HP pavilion G6 laptop running windows 8.1. Found under c:\windows\temp a folder with a very long alphanumeric "name". On opening this appears to be an OS installation i.e. it has the following files included:

Program Files
Program Files (x86)
Program data

Being in the temp folder I presume can be deleted. However I cannot delete this folder. I get the message that says I require permission from the trusted installer (??) to make changes to this folder.

How do I delete this folder ??

A:Unable to remove folder from Windows\Temp

Download a little program called "Take Control." Once you have it install that right click on the file you want to delete then click on "Take Control." Sometimes files in the Temp Folder just will not allow you to delet it for some reason. Also you could take a look in the tutorial forum here on the eights to see if there is a tutorial that may help answer your question. . .good luck.

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I scan the computer with bitdefender and found out that there are viruses in the Temp folder. Tried deleting them manually but can't. Pop-ups of IE often appear but it closes automatically by itself after a few seconds.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:49 PM, on 10/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
F:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
F:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
F:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
F:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
F:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
F:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender9\bdoesrv.exe
F:\program files\softwin\bitdefender9\bdnagent.exe
F:\program files\softwin\bitdefender9\bdswitch.exe
F:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
F:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\jusched.exe
F:\Progr... Read more

A:Virus in Temp Folder unable to remove !

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Hey all, I have an issue.
My C drive is a 64gb SSD. It has windows and basic documents and files. It has 1.5gb free. Ive looked thru everything and theres nothing i am willing to delete. And nothing of a size to bother moving.

My issue is. I have changed all the temp folders to my 2TB drive Q:
In both system variables and user variables both temps are set to Q.

However when running installers it still temp installs to C. Regardless of the fact its told to temp everything into Q:/temp

I have 3 programs i desperately need to install. first Visual Studio 2013. Ive set its install folder to Q.
But still it says it requires 6gb on C and 3Gb on Q

How can i stop it from writing to C completely... I have had this issue with any installer to be honest.

I could put my temp file locations anywhere any drive bar C and still itll write Temp to C.. This is something thats given me great frustration in the past and because of this - many many programs ive had to just get over and not bother installing due to this silly problem...

Its beyond me if all temp directories [system and user variables] have been set elsewhere and yet it still writes to C?


any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Unable to change TEMP folder locations

This is down to the program/installer writers not obeying the standards.
They are supposed to use the %temp% variable, but most are too lazy and just jump all over your system.

Microsoft have been just as bad with their installs.
I've had a situation where I've hidden a partition from the install by removing the entry from the partition table. I deliberately made sure that there was enough free space available on another disk. MS's install ignored the available free space and created a temporary partition where my hidden partition was (without asking) and destroyed 5 years of work.
Fortunately I had backed it up.

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Hi i saw one of you guys from Techsupport resolved this ''type'' of problem b4

it was the 2006 that post XDD
and some of the download links to resolved the problem didnt worked

so i was tinking i got this virus called

win32/trojandownloader.Mebload.AR trojan
More info about it from ESTE anti-virus
Win32/TrojanDownloader.Mebload.AA | ESET Virusradar (i know this is another virus but i tink it's similar to mine...)

Picture: http://i837.photobucket.com/albums/z...ps69165e9e.png

i found the virus, in me %temp% folder

i had to disable the ''hide folders'' to see it

but the problem now is that i cant delet this virus..

i tells me that the program is runing and cant delet it
i search it on the processers runing and i didnt find it

i restarted the laptop and i tryed to delet it and it worked but then after 1min if comes back ...

i hope u guys can help me.. =(

A:Virus in Temp Folder unable to remove

Please do the following:

Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. (Choose the correct version depending on which architecture operating system you are using, 32bit (x86) or 64 (x64) bit)

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad ope... Read more

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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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In internet options under temporary internet files and then under settings view objects there 5 java runtime environment active X controls with yellow exclamation points. Is this supposed to be this way and if not how do I fix this? Also, the setting in my temp internet files folder is set at 1192. Is this correct or should it be changed?

A:Downloaded program files and temp files folder

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I think windows locked the temp folder from being accessed by any program without admin rights.
When opening a file from an archive with Winrar, it just get extracted in the same folder before it is opened.
Is temp folder locked down for non UAC applications??

But goto WinRAR and File properties and then enable Run as Administrator in Compatibility settings. Everything works normal.

The file is extracted in Temp folder before getting opened.
Is temp folder locked down for non UAC applications??

And also, MSI installers are shows up error until they are run as administrators through CMD. We know msi installers gets extracted in temp folder and then installs.
Is temp folder locked down for non UAC applications??

Is temp folder locked down for non UAC applications??

This has been happening since last one week. So My question is this. Did Windows stopped programs from accessing temp folder without admin rights. Is it time to disable UAC. Will Diasbling UAC affect system security.

A:Unable to Acces Temp folder without admin rights

As for disabling the UAC if only you are using it while you fish around then no it will not affect security per se'.
As for the other stuff mate lest see what disabling does first.

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Hello, all!
Recently, my computer has been having issues with programs and plugins. Even though I am an Administrator on my PC, many programs require me to run the program as an Administrator for it to function properly. Here's some of the problems which have arisen which may be related to the issue:
Whenever I download an .exe installer file in Google Chrome, it gives me an "Access denied" error (maybe trying to access the "temp" or "Program Files" directories?).
Whenever I launch Unity, Shockwave, or Silverlight in ANY browser (IE, Firefox, and Chrome), they all do not work because they were not able to install crucial components. (Adobe Flash works fine.)
It may be worth nothing that my computer setup is two hard drives: The C-drive contains my system files and important programs (including my browsers). My D-drive contains my information, files, and the rest of the programs that I use on the computer.
Could this have to do with some sort of drive permissions issue that may have come up? I have conducted a virus scan and there are no viruses on my computer.
Thanks so much for your help! 

A:Browser plugins unable to access temp folder?

Morning bump!

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Hi,We just deleted a part of a video by accident. We found the photorec and tried to recover the file. It all went well until we came to the step where it needed to save the recovered file to a certain folder. According to the discussion I found, it might be a good idea to run hjt. Here goes... (not sure if this is exactly what you need?)Would really appreciate the help! Thanks in advanceLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 01:21:14, on 19.08.2012Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510 series\Bin\ScanToPCActivationApp.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Photosmart 5510 series\Bin\HPNetworkCommunicator.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_11_3_300_271_ActiveX.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Users\Beverly\Desktop\HijackThis.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

A:Photorec: "unable to create new folder...due to antivirus blocking write access"

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I am unable to copy files to the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folders, despite my status as Administrator on a single-user system. As an advanced user, I have many legitimate needs to place files there and cannot live with this level of protection
from myself.
How can I defeat this? Many thanks.

Rick A.
Pleasanton CA

A:Can't Write to Program Files folder

Mark, that worked -- thanks a million, as I would never have found that little needle in the Windows 8 haystack. I do not in any way consider this to be progress or evolution in OS design...

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Can I safely delete all those .log files in my temp folder - all are 2K or 3K size. Also, is there software out there that would help clean up some of these unwanted files? Thanks, John

A:.Log files in Temp Folder

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Hello, I need some help with some malware that I cannot get rid of. Regardless of the browser used, I will get a setup dialogue box that pops up and asks to install something. This popup is coming from the temp folder and is quickly caught by my Mcafee AV. But it keeps coming back. I have done all the usual steps to remove but none have worked so I am coming to this forum for help.

I have followed the directions of the preliminary instructions.

Here is the MBAM log file:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 2/2/2015
Scan Time: 7:19:29 AM
Logfile: mbam.log
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2015.02.02.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.01.14.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Hunter

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 467447
Time Elapsed: 18 min, 59 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 7
PUP.Optional.AdTech.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{934B156A-3D17-3981-B78A-5C138F423AD6}, Quarantined, [f4b6b564335749edd4cbe61025dd8a76],

A:Temp folder .exe files

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Please use Notepad to open all logs so they're more compact.

Download RogueKiller from one of the following links and save it to your Desktop:

Link 1
Link 2
Close all the running programs
Windows Vista/7/8 users: right click on RogueKiller.exe, click Run as Administrator
Otherwise just double-click on RogueKiller.exe
Pre-scan will start. Let it finish.
Click on SCAN button.
Wait until the Status box shows Sca... Read more

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There was a trick (not really a trick, but not widely known) in XP that allowed you to save flash animations and FLV format videos (YouTube type videos) that had been cached in your temporary internet files folder. I used this method alot, because I am the kind of guy that likes to keep most of the things that strike me funny or interesting that I come across online.
My problem is that since upgrading to Vista, I can't find the files in my temp folder. The cookies are still there, as are all of the iamges and the other various trash, but the animations and videos are nowhere to be found. Even if I clear the folder off files before I stream the video or load the animation, they aren't there when I open the folder. Can anyone tell me of a method that would let me find these files?

A:Need Help With Temp Files Folder

Here is the article you need:http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...64f23e1033.mspxBilly3

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my hard drive keeps filling up with rar files in temp folder...i cant erase them fast enough

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Help!I've done all the recommended steps before posting my log. I've run Ad Aware and Spybot and deleted suspicious entries, I've run a complete virus scan, I've run Stinger, I've installed and enabled Zone Alarm and I've installed and run Hijack This and generated a log, which I've read and I don't know what's next.My problem is that my Temp folder in C:\Documents and Settings\...\Local Settings\Temp is still being filled up with fnm*.tmp files and ~Df*.tmp files every several minutes. I noticed the problem when I got a low memory on Drive C notification. When I try to delete these files most will trash but a few give a "used by another program or process" message. I opened one in WordPad and there is a lot of nonsense code (to my uneducated eye) but there are a whole raft of program file listings such as "Utility uid 114568590 qinst.c Gutachar Upload Utility uid 114568590 module.c Guptachar Upload"Something is dropping files and possibly trying to compromise my system. Some of the entries are much less polite. Since this is my work station I can't have this going on. If you can help please advise.Here's my Hijack This log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:52:52 AM, on 8/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe... Read more

A:Fnm*.tmp Files In Temp Folder

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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Hi all,

I need to execute the Windows command:

metaflac --dont-use-padding --remove --block-type="PADDING" Filename.flac

For every file in a folder, including every file in the subfolders! (Two levels of subfolders.) The file name extension is as mentioned above .flac.

I understand a batch file is the best way to accomplish this, but what should it contain?

Many thanks!

A:How do I write a batch file for all files in a folder?

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I have no write access to the program files folder (only). I have check security, it's all as should be..
I can log into administrator in safe mode and do anything I want in the program folder.
Make admin available in normal mode.. even the admin is blocked for installing, deleting anything from the programs folder.
I'm lost.

A:Write access to program files folder

If you create a new administrator account in safe mode, are you able to write to the programs folder?
Edit: Is the OS XP Pro or XP Home?

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Greetings. When I go to DVD-RAM DRIVE (D Properties I only see the following headings: General, AutoPlay, Hardware and Sharing. Before, I used to see a Recording heading but now it is missing. How do I reinstate it in order to open it and enable the Recording function? I am using Windows XP Home Edition with SP3. The Drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4082N. Please advise. Thank you.

A:Unable to write files to CDs or DVDs

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Hi all,
I was trying to reply to the similarly-titled topic - I suppose one is not allowed to do so.
In a nutshell;
Binary langage files (nothing random about them) in the "TEMP" folder are created by the Realtek HD Audio Manager. Like "turkish.bin"
Have spent a lot of time looking for fix - there's no fix.
Other than disable start of the program using msconfig or similar.
Not hurting anything (disabling). You'll have to figure out how to run the manager if not auto-started.
The language files don't hurt anything either.
Problem more prevalent, but not limited to on Dell machines.
Hope this helps.
P.S. Aren't members supposed to do a little research before asking for help here ;-)

A:Random files in TEMP folder

oops. Forgot to mention that the culprit is rthdcpl.exe (Realtek HD Audio Control Panel)

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I just got vista and was trying to personalize it...
I changed my folder for my temporary internet files to the following: c:\Users\dagdagdag\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\
I can view the files if I go to Tools>Internet Options>Browsing history

However, if I go to the folder via explorer, I do not see the Temporary Internet Files folder or its content. I only see c:\Users\dagdagdag\Temp\

I even activated the option to show hidden files but that doesn't fix this.

Can someone help!?!


A:temp internet files folder

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There are some files that are created, like Quicktimes download folder (*.qtck etc) tat are created when a web page is displayed and as soon as the web pages is closed it is automatically deleted. How do I recover this file? Can I find which cluster it was located on? I know the exact file name (it very long file name with random numbers, how do I find this)? Are they stored on the hard drive?



A:Recover Files From a Temp Folder

Did you check in the Temporary Internet Files folder? C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAMEl\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

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I just formatted my machine about a week ago. I've been reinstalling my programs the last few days and everything had been going fine. Today when installing a program I noticed when it asked me where I wanted to install, it said I had 39gigs free on my C:\ drive. Well, I have a 74gig Raptor, which is 69gigs after format NFTS. There is no way I have 29gigs taken after a week. I have system restore turned off. I run ccleaner a couple times a day, so I thought it wasn't temps files. I ran a HD check, and it also shows I only have about 7-8gigs worth of files on the C:\ drive. This issue was driving me crazy.I found the culprits after a while. My Windows/Temp file is full with something, but I don't know what. I don't understand why the HD analyzer didn't see these files. I had to manually look at the properties of each individual folder to find them. CCleaner doesn't clean them. My hijack this log is clean, and like I said, I just formatted a week ago, and have been running AV since the format. An AV scan of this folder comes back clean with Kaspersky fully updated.Anyone know what these files are or what program causes them?http://sbriglia.com/images/hdspace.jpg http://sbriglia.com/images/hdspace02.jpg Thanks.

A:What Are These Files In My Windows/temp Folder?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896642.aspxhere's a good tool for investigating what's going on?sounds like some software "glitched" during it's installgoogle wasn't very helpful

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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...
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.

A:Files keeps appearing in temp folder.

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.

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Found the following in my temp folder.

see attachment

here is the contents of the first one

[codebox]<Model Type="Fun" Id="{394F17FB-B2D0-45B7-ADBE-B0E77246D89E}">
<Copyright>© 2004-2007 Logitech. All rights reserved.</Copyright>
<Author>Logitech, Inc.</Author>
<Name Localized="true"> <String LanguageId="2052" StringValue="白点"></String>
<String LanguageId="1028" StringValue="白點"></String>
<String LanguageId="1030" StringValue="Fiske?je"></String>
<String LanguageId="1031" StringValue="Fischauge"></String>
<String LanguageId="1033" StringValue="Fisheye"></String>
<String LanguageId="1034" StringValue="Ojo de pez"></String>
<String LanguageId="1036" StringValue="?il de poisson"></String>
<String LanguageId="1040" StringValue="Fish-eye"></String>
<String LanguageId="1041" StringValue="魚眼"></String>
<String LanguageId="1042" StringValue="어안"></String>
<String LanguageId="1043" StringValue="Visoog"></String>
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A:What Are These Random Xml Files In Temp Folder

Hello wadeeb,The temp folder is exactly that a temporary folder that stores various files while they are used that are not really needed any more. A quick and easy way of clearing them would be to use http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=c...5&Itemid=25

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in the last weeks i have noticed that there are in my user app data local temp folder temp1_ or temp2_ folders that contain an exact copy of some other folders of my computer like jpg files or mp3 o vids and so and that takes lots of space on my HDD i deleted like 3 gigs or so of those files and idk why those copies are made. I think it has something to do with the gdata antivirus but idk so i decided to post here.

A:Temp_1 files in temp folder

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Dear Forum,

I have unfortunately been in ill health and not been in great spirits in the past two days.

Checked my email and a was informed that before I do a complete clean I should do some checks -

One being - %temp% folder - I found quite a bit in there - I was not too sure of the specifications - but being that I am running a clean install tomorrow - I thought it was interesting to show what may have been hampering my efforts.

I also was told by the Microsoft Community regarding my database enquiry - which is in an earlier thread - that it requires scanning for malware - it is a SQL Connector Server DB that appeared on my other computer.

On the up side. I still have a computer for use until tomorrow

I will be posting back on the other link regarding the clean boot. I did not realise I had so much data on my computer.

Thank you


A:Unusual Files in Temp Folder

Melissa, the temp folders are the scratch pad for almost every program on the computer. It can most times be cleaned out without any problems. sometimes a file will be open and you can't delete the temporary file from that program but just leave that file there and clean out the rest.


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Am beginning to go nuts about this. When I check it with Windows Defender I get the followingFile Name: win6A.tmp.exeDisplay Name: Universa ApplicationDescription: Universa ApplicationPublisher: Publisher Not AvailableDigitally Signed By: NOT SIGNEDFile Type: ApplicationAuto Start: NoFile Path: C:\JADENT\TEMP\win6A.tmp.exeFile Size: 11776 BytesFile Version: 1, 0, 0, 1Date Installed: 06.02.27 15:31:20Process ID: 3356User Name: JADE\SteveClassification: In ProgressShips With OS: NoSpyNet Voting: In ProgressI can not always stop these and more just keep popping up whenever I do manage to delete them. Each version of win**.tmp.exe also adds a bunch of win**.tmp files to the temp folder which also can not always be deleted. Have also tried this in Safe Mode. AdAware, Spybot and the other programs don't detect anything wrong. Here is my HijackThis log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 00:09:23, on 06.02.28Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\JADENT\System32\smss.exeC:\JADENT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\JADENT\system32\services.exeC:\JADENT\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\JADENT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:... Read more

A:Win**.tmp.exe Files In The System Temp Folder

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix. * * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Download & install CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)Download and install Ewido Security SuiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options", uncheck - Install background guardHave Ewido update itself & then exit the program.If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT your computer from the Internet when you have finished downloading. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence. * * * * * * FIXING ENTRIES WITH HIJACKTHIS * * * * * * * * * * Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked": O20 - Winlogon Notify: winbjv32 - C:\JADENT\SYSTEM32\winbjv32.dll * * * * * * RESTART WINDOWS IN SAFE MODE * * * * * * * * * * 1. Restart your computer2. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appear... Read more

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sometimes in my temp folder, unknown dat files appears, for example in this hjt log; C:\DOCUME~1\BENAN\LOCALS~1\Temp\oefh.dat... how can I stop this? I sended this hjt log after scanned my system with spysweeper, pestpatrol and trend micro antivirus...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 20:46:21, on 19.11.2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\DU Meter\DUMeter.exe
C:\Program Files\inKline Global\PC Booster\pcbooster.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\TechniSat DVB\bin\Server4PC.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\PccPfw.exe
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A:unknown dat files in temp folder:(

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i read the topic of the other partner on the site and i tried to send a PM to CatByte but i couldn't
so i make this topic hopping founding help with the professionals in this respective site
i downloaded OTL tool and there's the reports
but i have to inform you that i changed Windows many times and i also tried many famous Antiviruses to solve this problem but i didn't
the viruses always found their way into my PC
that's the first report
OTL Extras logfile created on: 30/12/2011 12:39:23 &#1589; - Run 1
OTL by OldTimer - Version Folder = C:\Documents and Settings\Khaled\Desktop
Windows XP Professional Edition Service Pack 2 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = NTWorkstation
Internet Explorer (Version = 8.0.6001.18702)
Locale: 00000C01 | Country: Egypt | Language: ARE | Date Format: dd/MM/yyyy

1.97 Gb Total Physical Memory | 1.21 Gb Available Physical Memory | 61.37% Memory free
3.81 Gb Paging File | 3.08 Gb Available in Paging File | 80.84% Paging File free
Paging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 2046 4092 [binary data]

%SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files
Drive C: | 45.79 Gb Total Space | 40.44 Gb Free Space | 88.33% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive D: | 138.85 Gb Total Space | 19.08 Gb Free Space | 13.74% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
Drive E: | 138.85 Gb Total Space | 31.99 Gb Free Space | 23.04% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS
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A:Random.exe files in temp folder

random.exe files in temp always come after the appearance of this file VRT2B.tmp
and also most of games and installed programms when i try to open them i found that a file with the same name of the file i'm going to open appeared but it ends with mgr.exe
if the file's name if free.exe the new file name will be freemgr.exe
please please please someone help me

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I just found a bunch of files that are in my "C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temp" which I would prefer not to be on my PC - ie with personal details, etc. Is it safe to delete these files, and if so can I delete anything in here, or only selected ones? There are also folders in here that I'm not sure if I should delete? The only reason I ask is that I was told that it was safe to delete things in temp folders, but some of these look as though they may be necessary.

A:Removal if Temp Folder files

Probably cookies etc, and there can be problems - only sometimes.

Copy them all to a new directory, then delete the contents of the Temp directory. If all is well after a few days, ditch the copies.

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Hi, Can I delete all the files I find in a directory called "Temp", even if they aren't TMP files? (I hope so -- because I just did it! Leap before you look!) I don't like having useless files hanging about, and some of them, though clean, make me think they were involved in a recent Vir__nd_ attack I had the pleasure of receiving. I run a Sony VAIO laptop which runs Windows XP (English OS). I have it partitioned into a C drive and a D drive, with programs (incl. Windows) on the C drive, and documents on the D drive. No viruses were found today during my most recent scan. I read a post from April 2004, "Deleting temp files" in the Windows 95/98*Grinler forum but couldn't tell if I was okay with some of these file types. The directory in question: C:\Documents and Settings\FirstName LastName\Local Settings\TempThe file types (number of files): BAT (1) DAT (3) DB (1) DLL (1) EXD (2) EXE (2) HTM (1) INI (1) LOG (1) RAM (1) SMI (6) TMP (147) TXT (1) XML (1) Most of the TMP were named qfn##, where ## is digit, digit + digit, digit + alpha, or alpha + digit and the alphas were A-F. I don't know, maybe related to quicken updates from my checking account? = = I figured it was okay to delete everything that didn't hiccup when I tried and didn't have a date of today, so that's what I did. Do you think that is okay? What remained, incidentally, were 1. setup.exe from BusinessObjects, I inst... Read more

A:Is It Ok To Delete Non-tmp Files In A Temp Folder?

For teh most part, any files in the \Windows\Temp folder are okay to delete.

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This is my original thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/265285/i-think-i-might-be-infected-with-something-small/I've been infected and .tmp files keep creating themselves in my Temp folder (Local Settings). They continuously are caught by AntiVir, and I quarantine them, but they keep on creating themselves even after the last file is deleted. They are usually named something like "ie4.tmp" or "in8.tmp". I've tried TFC, Malware Bytes, Avira and FileAssassin, but they keep coming back. They also sometimes ask me to connect to the internet but Sygate lets me know and I block them from accessing. They also often cause my computer to shut down abruptly whenever I try to run a virus scan. My DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-10-13.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Junior at 15:43:28.37 on Thu 10/22/2009Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.604 [GMT -7:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: Sygate Personal Firewall *enabled* {BE898FE3-CD0B-4014-85A9-03DB9923DDB6}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe"C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe"C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

A:.tmp files regenerating in my Temp folder

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.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.Foll... Read more

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I was just curious if any of these files look suspicious at all and should I be worried?
(Picture attached to post!)

A:Weird files in my %TEMP% Folder?

Hi TheLoveNinja There's no real naming conventions when it comes to the files and folders created in the Temp folder. So it's kind of hard to say what is legitimate and what isn't. Right now it looks like really normal to me so if I were you I wouldn't worry about it.

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Every 4 to 10 minutes a file is created in my Windows/temp directory. The files are binary and encrypted. All the files start with “dat” followed by a 4 number/letter sequence, and ending with a “tmp” extension. Example datD2F8.tmp All of the files are 226kb in size. Whatever is creating them is not deleting them.

Know any thing about these files?

A:Odd files in Windows/temp folder

These 2 temp folders:

C:\WINDOWS\Temp (XP and Vista)

C:\Documents And Settings\(Username)\Local Settings\Temp (XP)

C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp (Vista)

accumulate files on a regular basis. The non-Windows temp folder will accumulate a lot more than the Windows temp folder.

Unless you do a lot of installing and updating programs and creating new files, deleting the contents of these 2 temp folders a couple of times a month is sufficient.

There's no reason for letting those files annoy you.


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Today I noticed I had a few unknown .exe files running after looking at task manager. I traced them back to my temp folder, ended the processes, then tried to delete them. After deleting them new .exe files replace them usually in 5~15 minutes. Each file has a name with either random letters or both random letters and numbers that's different every time. I've tried running Spybot but it hasn't picked up anything. Any ideas as to what I should try now? Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:05:48 PM, on 3/31/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=83&bd=Pavilion&pf=cnnb
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = htt... Read more

A:Random .exe files in temp folder


Please do the following:
Download OTL to your Desktop

[*]Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.

[*]When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.

[*]Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.

[*]Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles

[*]Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.

[*]When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.

[*]Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post them in your next reply.


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I have tried repeatedly to delete all the files in my temp folder but these 2 files wouldn't delete. I restarted the computer to delete them and they were gone, but sure enough 3 other files manifested themselves into existence after my reboot. Their names are as follows:

I am running xp service pack 3 on a dell with avg antivirus , i commonly use Malware bytes, avg, and spybots&d to rid my computer of anything unwated. Though nothing has technically been going wrong, I can't delete these files from my temp which leads me to believe there is something wrong. Also, from time to time I see my computer go very slowly.. maybe they are related
Here is my HJT logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:59:36 PM, on 11/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRec... Read more

A:Random files in Temp folder

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There're a lot of strange named .exe files running as processes on my computer, mostly named like win****.exe, when I see the file location, its always in the temp folder of the computer.

I have used CCleaner, Spybot, MB, SAS, and ComboFix (and MGtools) several times and they have not found the problem.

I do not know what running service is creating these files (every 35 minutes to be exact.. after I delete the processes and the files from the temp folder).

If you have encountered this before, please advise.

Thank you.

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im using a toshiba laptop and ever since i used a pen drive on it two days ago, there's been some strange processes running on it.
there's a file funny ust scandal.avi.exe in the c: drive which i've deleted but it keeps coming back.
i did a search on the internet too about it and apparently its a smss.exe and a killer.exe files virus or something. there were some steps which i followed and removed the files.
but now there're a lot of strange named .exe files running as processes on my computer, mostly named like win****.exe, when i see the file location, its always in the temp folder of the computer. Now, sometimes windows that i've opened simply DISSAPEAR! i'm using chrome also, and after a few minutes working on it, it just ENDS...and when i open task manager, there are like these randomly named .exe files like i told you about.
i used hijack this to generate a log, if you could please take a look at it and tell me how to get rid of this virus or whatever it is.
i'd really appreciate it. thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:15:24, on 13-12-2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program... Read more

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