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

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

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.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\3\3Connect\BecHelperService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\France Telecom\Shared Modules\FTRTSVC\0\FTRTSVC.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilterC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardianSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exeC:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exeC:\Program Files\CardDetector\ICON225\CardDetector.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exeC:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\Shared\HPQTOA~1.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltuser.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\notepad.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXEC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Defogger.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.co.uk/uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.comuSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ieuURLSearchHooks: H - No FileBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dllBHO: Skype add-on (mastermind): {22bf413b-c6d2-4d91-82a9-a0f997ba588c} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dllBHO: {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - No FileBHO: Search Helper: {6ebf7485-159f-4bff-a14f-b9e3aac4465b} - c:\program files\microsoft\search enhancement pack\search helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dllBHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dllBHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.6.5612.1312\swg.dllBHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dllBHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper: {e15a8dc0-8516-42a1-81ea-dc94ec1acf10} - c:\program files\windows live\toolbar\wltcore.dllBHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dllTB: {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - No FileTB: &Windows Live Toolbar: {21fa44ef-376d-4d53-9b0f-8a89d3229068} - c:\program files\windows live\toolbar\wltcore.dllTB: {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - No FileTB: {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - No FileuRun: [H/PC Connection Agent] "c:\progra~1\micros~3\wcescomm.exe"uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exeuRun: [swg] "c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"uRun: [MsnMsgr] "c:\program files\windows live\messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /backgrounduRun: [WMPNSCFG] c:\program files\windows media player\WMPNSCFG.exeuRun: [TomTomHOME.exe] "c:\program files\tomtom home 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe" -smRun: [MsmqIntCert] regsvr32 /s mqrt.dllmRun: [SoundMAX] c:\program files\analog devices\soundmax\Smax4.exe /traymRun: [ATICCC] "c:\program files\ati technologies\ati.ace\CLIStart.exe"mRun: [SynTPEnh] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPEnh.exemRun: [hpWirelessAssistant] c:\program files\hpq\hp wireless assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exemRun: [Cpqset] c:\program files\hewlett-packard\default settings\cpqset.exemRun: [WatchDog] c:\program files\intervideo\dvd check\DVDCheck.exemRun: [ISUSPM Startup] c:\progra~1\common~1\instal~1\update~1\ISUSPM.exe -startupmRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -startmRun: [NeroFilterCheck] c:\program files\common files\ahead\lib\NeroCheck.exemRun: [InCD] c:\program files\nero\nero 7\incd\InCD.exemRun: [CardDetectorICON225] c:\program files\carddetector\icon225\CardDetector.exemRun: [BEWINTERNET-UK-IEWSessionManager] c:\program files\orangebs\iewinternetuk\sessionmanager\SessionManager.exemRun: [SynTPStart] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPStart.exemRun: [SoundMAXPnP] c:\program files\analog devices\core\smax4pnp.exemRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"mRun: [ZoneAlarm Client] "c:\program files\zone labs\zonealarm\zlclient.exe"mRun: [LogMeIn GUI] "c:\program files\logmein\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe"mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottimedRun: [CTFMON.EXE] c:\windows\system32\CTFMON.EXEStartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\update~1.lnk - c:\program files\3\3connect\AutoUpdateSrv.exeStartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\window~1.lnk - c:\program files\windows desktop search\WindowsSearch.exeIE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_96D6FF0C6D236BF8.dll/cmsidewiki.htmlIE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeIE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exeIE: {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\INetRepl.dllIE: {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - {2EAF5BB0-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\INetRepl.dllIE: {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dllIE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\REFIEBAR.DLLDPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1219801116234DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1219947842484DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_23-windows-i586.cabDPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_06-windows-i586.cabDPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0023-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_23-windows-i586.cabDPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_23-windows-i586.cabDPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cabDPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cabHandler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLLNotify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dllNotify: LMIinit - LMIinit.dllSSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dllSEH: Windows Desktop Search Namespace Manager: {56f9679e-7826-4c84-81f3-532071a8bcc5} - c:\program files\windows desktop search\MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============R0 kl1;kl1;c:\windows\system32\drivers\kl1.sys [2010-8-18 128016]R1 KLIF;Kaspersky Lab Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\klif.sys [2010-8-18 317072]R1 RapportCerberus_22705;RapportCerberus_22705;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\trusteer\rapport\store\exts\rapportcerberus\baseline\RapportCerberus_22705.sys [2011-1-5 47928]R1 RapportEI;RapportEI;c:\program files\trusteer\rapport\bin\RapportEI.sys [2011-1-5 63160]R1 RapportPG;RapportPG;c:\program files\trusteer\rapport\bin\RapportPG.sys [2011-1-5 156344]R1 vsdatant;vsdatant;c:\windows\system32\vsdatant.sys [2009-4-9 528128]R2 BecHelperService;BecHelperService;c:\program files\3\3connect\BecHelperService.exe [2010-5-4 1737464]R2 LMIGuardianSvc;LMIGuardianSvc;c:\program files\logmein\x86\LMIGuardianSvc.exe [2010-9-30 374152]R2 LMIInfo;LogMeIn Kernel Information Provider;c:\program files\logmein\x86\rainfo.sys [2010-1-27 12856]R2 LMIRfsDriver;LogMeIn Remote File System Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\LMIRfsDriver.sys [2010-9-4 47640]R2 RapportMgmtService;Rapport Management Service;c:\program files\trusteer\rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe [2011-1-5 821048]R2 TomTomHOMEService;TomTomHOMEService;c:\program files\tomtom home 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe [2010-8-24 92008]R2 vsmon;TrueVector Internet Monitor;c:\windows\system32\zonelabs\vsmon.exe -service --> c:\windows\system32\zonelabs\vsmon.exe -service [?]R3 IFXTPM;IFXTPM;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ifxtpm.sys [2005-10-21 36352]R3 RapportIaso;RapportIaso;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\trusteer\rapport\store\exts\rapportms\21923\RapportIaso.sys [2011-1-12 12928]S1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;\??\c:\docume~1\admini~1\locals~1\temp\sas_selfextract\sasdifsv.sys --> c:\docume~1\admini~1\locals~1\temp\sas_selfextract\SASDIFSV.SYS [?]S1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;\??\c:\docume~1\admini~1\locals~1\temp\sas_selfextract\saskutil.sys --> c:\docume~1\admini~1\locals~1\temp\sas_selfextract\SASKUTIL.SYS [?]S2 gupdate1c9a54a431cfe0a;Google Update Service (gupdate1c9a54a431cfe0a);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2009-3-15 133104]S2 r_server;Remote Administrator Service;"c:\windows\system32\r_server.exe" /service --> c:\windows\system32\r_server.exe [?]S3 GT72NDISIPXP;GT 72 IP NDIS;c:\windows\system32\drivers\Gt51Ip.sys [2008-8-26 95744]S3 GT72UBUS;GT 72 U BUS;c:\windows\system32\drivers\gt72ubus.sys [2008-8-26 51968]S3 massfilter;ZTE Mass Storage Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\massfilter.sys [2009-9-7 7680]S3 nosGetPlusHelper;getPlus® Helper 3004;c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k nosGetPlusHelper [2004-8-4 14336]S3 sffp_mmc;SFF Storage Protocol Driver for MMC;c:\windows\system32\drivers\sffp_mmc.sys [2006-7-11 10240]S3 WDC_SAM;WD SCSI Pass Thru driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\wdcsam.sys [2010-6-13 11520]S4 LMIRfsClientNP;LMIRfsClientNP; [x]=============== Created Last 30 ================2011-02-26 21:32:49 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2011-02-26 21:32:49 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\admini~1\applic~1\SUPERAntiSpyware.com2011-02-26 09:01:21 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\admini~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes2011-02-26 09:01:07 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys2011-02-26 09:01:05 -------- d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes2011-02-26 09:00:59 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys2011-02-26 09:00:58 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware==================== Find3M ====================2011-02-19 09:37:22 149 ----a-w- C:\backup.bat2010-12-08 13:12:02 83360 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\LMIRfsClientNP.dll2010-12-08 13:11:52 53632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\spool\prtprocs\w32x86\LMIproc.dll2010-12-08 13:11:46 29568 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\LMIport.dll2010-12-08 13:11:44 87424 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\LMIinit.dll============= FINISH: 19:12:03.12 ===============

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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' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan again:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREWe also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit Scanner. Please note that if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows you will not be able to run GMER and you may skip this step.Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic:Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal AdviceThen create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here:How to create a GMER logThanks and again sorry for the delay.Casey

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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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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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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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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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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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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.... 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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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 having a re-occurring problem using Vista, browsing the web and downloading video files using torrents. After a few days, sometimes less, FireFox hangs. It can no longer reload existing web pages or new pages. When I exit FF, the process is hung, so I can?t shutdown or restart Vista. I must power cycle my PC. Sometimes when FF is hung, Opera or IE is working fine, other times, one or the other is hung also. Thunderbird, my e-mail client may also become affected. While FF is hung, I still have internet and network access. I can ping web sites or IP addresses. I?m still connected to my local network.

If I download video files using torrent clients ? utorrent or Vuse, the problem will occur sooner. When that happens, the torrent downloads stop also.

Once I power cycle my PC, things will work normally for part of the day to several days.

I have Zone Alarm Pro (turned off), Windows firewall turned on. Using Symantec Anti-Virus 10.2.

I unchecked TCP/IP v6 for my network adapter (Atheros AR8121/8113/8114 PCI-E Ethernet controller NIC) and installed the latest driver for it. I have installed the latest java version.

how to fix the problem by making Vista less aggressive on the network ? I did this:

C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled autotuninglevel=disabled

I power cycled my DSL router once when FF was hung, but that had no effect.

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Hi all ,

Is there a way to stop logging of temp files at C:Windows\Temp ?

I deleted everything in that folder which was about 5GB and also emptying the recycle bin soon after but within an hour another set of temp files almost 5GB are again loaded in that same folder. Now my hard drive has no more space left. I have deleted that folder several times in one day but theres no end to it filled up.
Is there a way to stop this ?

A:Solved: How can I stop Windows from Logging temp files at C:Windows\Temp?

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I am managing media for an Organization that has thousands of lectures on different topics and many times same lecture has more than about five topics. I have to manage about 10,000 mp3 files currently and it increases at the rate of 1500 files per year.

I saw new feature in win7 that of able to filter the files in a folder (in details view) depending on the id3Tags it has. In the details view the id3 tags like 'Title', 'Genre', 'Artist', etc are shown. There in the ribbon at top displaying the heading-names of these tags - say 'Title' for the title of mp3 file - when one places the cursor then the down arrow appears, clicking which appears a list of values that are presently there in that tag field that belongs to different files in the same folder. Then on checking a particular value all the files with that particular value in that particular tag in the same folder will be shown. This is similar to filtering records in Microsoft Excel.

This new feature is of much help for me for managing my media as I can add multiple values in some of the id3tags like composers. Thus I can keep all the files in a single folder and just tag them according to my need. Then I don't need to make complex folder structure to categorize my files in which I will have to keep different copies of my file that has more than on category (as I can't have the same file in two different folders) and when some tag of the file change, I will have to cha... Read more

A:Is there any problem in keeping huge volume of mp3 files in just one folder?

Hi and Welcome,
I can't comment on Windows7 'cos I don't use it. But if you are not already doing so please keep regular & frequent backups of all these important files on separate media - external hard drive for instance. 'cos when disaster strikes ....!

Also, I suggest you edit your post to remove your email addr before it gets seen and abused by "spambots" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spambot
Anyone replying to your question should do so like I've done & that way others can use the answers for their own trouble-shooting.


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All of a sudden, my 300gb HD is filling up and I've determined something is creating huge (80-150gb) temp files. I delete them and they come back a few days later. I haven't installed any new programs except a few Topaz Photoshop plugins so I can't figure out what is making this huge file. Any ideas of how I can isolate the problem or limit the size of temp files? Thanks!

A:Something is generating huge temp file (80+ Gigs)

Make a full anti virus scan
Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes, be sure to update first
If these are negative download and use windirstat to determine the contents of the file.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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For a day or two, my 256GB drive got maxed up. I did a number of things (getting rid of the biberfil.sys) and looked on the net to no avail.

The culrpit are 4 hidden files (3 are 31.9GB !) and are simply named "e" "s" "y" and "0". No extension.
I cannot delete them (file used in another pgm).

I ran malware anti malware, but it did not find anything.

I am in a bit of a problem. It seems my restoration has been disabled. Do I have a virus ?

Thank you

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Well when entering casttv.com and watching any video and in most cases are the zshare links. After loading normally in any video it takes space in C hard drive and then disappears after watching but... when I watched videos in here they just keep taking up space each time I see a video and I can't seem to locate where all the tmp files for these videos are located in the hard drive.

PD: They are not in the AppData Folder or Documents and Settinfs local configuraction Temp folder.

Any other place were they may be hidding?

A:Temp Files Problem

to see your temp files, in start menu hit run, type in the box %temp% to clean temp files you can use ccleaner http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

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I am using Vista-32bit, and when i start instaling software or even downlad something big, i got the message that there is no enough space and the install/downlad will be stoped and after that i don't get the space used by the software back . so if i had 600MB and tried to isntall something need 800MB it will stop round 200 or 150 and tell me no enough space, then the C drive will have only 200 or 150 MB of space, whatever i do fo cleaning up the drive nothing happen.

I am sure that there is more than 2GB of rupish files that i cant move and its killing my PC.

What should i do?


A:Problem with temp files

Hi devox,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

I think a little maintenance is in order. There is a specific program below for temp files and it will clean up ALL of them everywhere on your system.

One very important thing to begin – do NOT use any Registry Cleaner or Registry Booster or Enhancer, or Repairer or Fixer software (or whatever it calls itself) no matter what it says (scans will tell you have thousands of errors just to get you to download and install the program or worse, buy it) or where you got it (even safe sites sell these products but they are not worth the headaches they can cause). Most do nothing of value and some can do great harm (to the point where you need to do a clean install to fix the problem – and that’s not even counting the fact that many such programs are actually malware in disguise). Vista keeps the registry clean on its own quite well and doesn’t need any help.

To improve your speed and space, do Disk Cleanup using: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/76073-disk-cleanup.html. Delete as much as you feel comfortable doing – nothing deleted there will harm your system in any way. This includes deleting the Temporary Internet Files. If you want to keep this from building, go to Tools / Internet Options / Advanced and check the box Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder whenever browser is closed and then that folder will always stay empty (except when you're using the program).

Also do an Optimization: http://windows.mi... Read more

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Alright, so heres the deal,
Whenever i try installing a game (only some), my computer gives me a temp files error durring the instalation. I have been trying to fix this for a long amout of time but still have not found a solution. It seems that when I download a game off a cd it works fine so that might have something to do with it.

Heres the error for COD4 Demo:

Heres the error for Maple Story:

Help Pl0x xD

A:Problem with TEMP files PLEASE HELP

New links:

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Hi im a returning user. I got a problem Today as i logged in into my computer it said there was and error loading the profile. So i clicked OK and logged in. It didn't logg in so I shut down my computer and tryed to log in again and it worked. Once i logged in everything was gone!! blank zip! vanished into thin air!!! My desktop only had recycle bin and ie8 it was like I had gotten this computer for the first time! Now alst night I was on my computer on youtube watching videos and it worked fine. NOW THIS I AM FED UP WITH PC"S!!!! Please help. Thanks.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.36) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will s... Read more

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Let me start by saying that I claim to have absolutely no knowledge regarding the technical in's and out's of PCs. I do know how to use them in the usual day-to-day activities that revolve around the home and school environment. Outside of that, every bit of information I have acquired has been through the school of trial and error. With that said I will try to describe my situation as best I can.....

I have a Gateway Desktop, model GT5404 with a few minor upgrades by way of video card, sound card, and ram. It came with Vista Home Premium installed and, for the record, this machine is the first experience I have had with Vista...period.

Several weeks ago I started to notice some quirky behavior regarding switching to and from user accounts and ending up in a neverending user account screen cycle. The only way to get around it involved a complete restart, so I started looking online for information as to what the cause may or not be. I will add that Kaspersky ran as the AV program supplemented by Uniblue's Powersuite. After much looking, reading and online chatting it became apparent that the common denominator may have been a recent security install due to automatic updates. I went into the event viewer, found the installs that coincided with the buggy issue and (Heaven Help Me!) deleted them to the recycle bin. Yes I know now...not a good move... After the next restart, Vista invariably gave me an blue error screen. Going down the checklist I tried to boot in any of the a... Read more

A:Huge Vista problem. Deleted udate files and now won't boot in any mode or reinstall..

Can you boot into safe mode? Can you log in as administrator. Do you have a full copy of Vista or just the Gateway restore?

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hi,.i think i have a problem,.........
exactly every 40 seconds my computer creates a temp file size 46k.
i only noticed when i ran a junk file delete !
now i have to clear it every day,..... usually there are hundreds of these temp files all 46k ! and all with the same title with consecutive numbers

eg. C:winnt med 10
C:winnt med 11 etc..........

why are they being created and is it a fault of a program i may have or is my pc dodgy ?

many thanks in anticipation

A:winnt temp files ! problem ?

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Hi all,

Been having a strange problem with my PC over the last two weeks but I've got no idea what's causing it. It can work fine for an entire day and then suddenly it will freeze for a second or so, and then begin having problems.

It freezes momentarily every 10-15 seconds, including audio, mouse movement, keyboard input etc. It also suffers drops in performance as folders fail to load, browser doesn't respond etc.

Sometimes the issue resolves itself after 30-40 minutes, other times it has persisted through several restarts. It's also caused shut downs to take upwards of 30 minutes on 4-5 occasions.

I've included my DXDiag if that's any use. If there's anything other information that will help me resolve the problem, please do let me know. Very grateful for any help or advice

System Information
Time of this report: 3/17/2015, 01:35:49
Machine name:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/05/10 19:13:52 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8172MB RAM
Page File: 2569MB used, 13772MB available
Windows Dir: C:... Read more

A:Random Temp Freeze, Slow Performance, Huge Shut Down Time

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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
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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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Hello i have a question i hope someone can help me with.
First my OS is win xp and when i go to tools internet options to delete my temp files i freeze and it will not let me do it. It always freezes then tells me this program is not responding? Any suggestions?

A:[SOLVED] empty temp files problem?

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I know there are posts against and posts for this tweak for relocating the TMP and Temp files in Variables, but more posts say to relocate it OFF an SSD drive.

My Computer is fairly new running OS Windows 7 Premium 64Bit on a 220 gig SSD with 1 tet disk drive for data.

I created a folder on my D:\ [Disk] drive called D:\Windows Temp Files - then went to Advanced system Variables and edited the locations of both my TMP and Temp... Rebooted right away and now it's been over a month but nothing is vissable in the new folder?? [all Hidden and System files are enabled in view] My computer, updates, etc., etc., are running fine..

I checked the new Variable settings I edited and they are both still there: D:\Windows Temp Files
If I remember correctly I think the default use to be: %user profile%\appdata\local\temp < but I'm not possitive!

Can someone answer a quick question,

Shouldn't I be seeing them in the new folder?

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After a power failure, IE wouldn't open. It is now working, but disk cleanup won't open. Also, if I try to delete the temp internet files on IE, it starts but freezes. I managed to empty most of them by start/run/%temp%/delete. I tried Kelly's corner 84 L:clean mgr & 48 R: disk clean up. The folder is now empty, but cleanup still won't open & deleting temp internet file on IE starts & freezes. I opened cleanup with run as current user & it opened & ran, but still won't open normally. I also have Mozilla & Netscape. Mozilla has been fine-but Netscape was frozen when IE was frozen. After getting IE to open, I tried opening Netscape- my whole system froze- I couldn't even turn it off. I had to unplug, then restart. Does anyone know what I can do to get cleanup & delete temp internet files to run again? Thank you

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:27:22 AM, on 10/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec S... Read more

A:Disk cleanup/temp internet files problem

I don't see anything in the Scanlog which should affect Diskcleanup or your browsers.

Have you tried running it in Safe Mode?

Also was the fix you applied to delete the "compress old files" option?

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Hey guys. I'm new to the forum. I've just bought an MP3 player and I've installed the software that is packaged with it. The program searched my HDD for all types of audio files and added them to my Library. What happened next was a complete blunder on my part: what I did was go through each file in my Library and delete those that I didn't want and keep those I did. I didn't pay any attention to what I was deleting, and I believe what I did has to do with a disk problem I'm havin'. I don't think my computer recognizes my D drive anymore (excuse me, please, I don't know much-- I mean the drive that plays DVDs/CDs). When I view My Computer, the D drive isn't displayed. Another example: when I'm in WMP and tryin' to copy tracks from a CD onto my HDD, there isn't a D drive listed to upload from. I'm so lost... Please, please help me!

A:Huge, huge problem with DISK Drive (Please help!)

Welcome to TSG

What version of Windows do you have? Do you know how to get into Device Manager? If so look under DVD/CD Drives. Is your drive there and listed as working?

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I Recently Purchased Grand Theft Auto IV For My PC and was trying to install it but when it was about a quarter of the install bar was done a popup came up and said about an error an then the Windows error report thing came up and said that there was a error with a temp file called 2a3_appcompat.txt I searched around in the temp folder and found nothing so i the used the search option to search the whole computer and still nothing so now i am stumped because i think it has been deleted. Can anyone help with finding it or somehow getting it back

Much Obliged


A:Windows XP Temp Files

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3255 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1403 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 214 GB (112 GB Free); D: 250 GB (236 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, H55M-E21(MS-7636)
Antivirus: Trend Micro Maximum Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:windows temp files

I've deleted your unnecessary poll, polls are an option not a mandatory requirement.

Next, you seem to have forgotten to ask your question.

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Any ideas as to why I would have over 130,000 .tmp files in Windows\temp after only a year or so? I have never cleaned them out, but this seems like an excessive amount to me. Thanks for you help!

A:Windows Temp files

Blanko said:

Any ideas as to why I would have over 130,000 .tmp files in Windows\temp after only a year or so? I have never cleaned them out, but this seems like an excessive amount to me. Thanks for you help!Click to expand...

You should empty the \Temp folder of sub-folders and files weekly. You should also empty the Temporary Internet Files automatically when you close the browser.

It speeds up the Defragmentation process as well as ScanDisk. But the choice is always yours. It is your computer, but runs better when emptied weekly.

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I just got a new computer with windows xp and I need to know how to delete Temp internet files and cookies. can anyone help.
One more question How do you preform a disc defrag it seems to just sit there and do nothing.

A:windows temp files

open explorer on the top menu click tools>internet options you will see Temporary internet files just click Delete files.

Defragging takes a long time you will not see any movement just will see the drive light flashing.

In most cases you will only need to defrag once a month depending on how much downloading you do.

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I don't know why Windows doesn't do a better job of cleaningitself up. Every so often I would get a message saying something about an"error in the script of this page" which would prevent me fromprinting the page. I did a search on Google and one of the suggestions was todelete the files in the temp folder. I looked at the folder and there werehundreds of temp files in the folder. I deleted them which solved the problem.

A:All of the temp files in Windows

Windows can't know when to delete a temporary file. Windows has no direct knowledge of how the applications that create the temp files need them. Some programs use long running temp files that span multiple days and reboots. Some programs only need them for a few moments. Regardless, if Windows started randomly deleting files by itself, on its own whim, it would likely cause many apps to crash and function strangely.

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When I want to download software from the internet, I get the following message:

"Error writing temporary file. Make sure your temp file is valid". Yesterday it had NSIS infront of it, today it does not. I looked online and cannot see any valid fixes. Are you please able to help? This happened after I installed a bunch of Windows updates, although I see people have been having this problem for a couple of years.

Additional info; I'm not sure if it has to do anything with the issue: When the "run" button comes up after it downloads, beneath it, there is a message that says, "THis file is in a location outside your local network. Files from locations outside you don't recognize can harm your pc. Only run this file if you trust this location". Then I press, "run" and get the above message. But I'm getting this message on anything I try to download, even from well-know sites.

THank you.

A:Solved: Temp Folder Problem - Cannot Download Files From Internet

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I have a question. Can i safely delete files from this folder C: Windows Temp as it is 9,9GB in size.

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I know that you can delete files from folder when you open Start and then type %temp% but can you delete files in that folder as first picture shows? Would appreciate the help.

A:Deleting C: Windows --> Temp Files

Quote: Originally Posted by hesa80

I have a question. Can i safely delete files from this folder C: Windows Temp as it is 9,9GB in size.

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I know that you can delete files from folder when you open Start and then type %temp% but can you delete files in that folder as first picture shows? Would appreciate the help.

SQM files are windows Live M log files. You might want to turn off most logging or it is going to happen again.

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dear all

i used to run "%Temp% to delete temp files and also from recycle bin. till yesterday, it was
working alright.

when i ran %Temp% today, i could not delete the files fully and the number of temp files is endless.
you may call it "loop" problem. i scan the system files using norton. some threats were detected
and rectified by norton.

i shall be glad the forum members help me solving this problem. os is windows xp.


narayanan m.s.

A:Solved: Temp files windows xp

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I am running XP Home SP3 as an administrator and wanted to delete all Windows\Temp files as part of an ATI video card upgrade. Windows has been fully updated and is running McAfee Enterprise antivirus.

There are two files in Windows\Temp that refuse to be deleted and so I suspect there may be an infection.

They are:


When I try to delete them these are the messages I get:

"Cannot delete WFV4: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."


"Cannot delete Perflib_Perfdata_1f8: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again."

The files don't appear in Safe Mode.

I tried using MSConfig to restart in Diagnostic Startup and receive this message: "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrative account to make the specified changes." Nevertheless, when booted up in Diagnostic Startup mode the files aren't there. (It's possible that I'm remembering this incorrectly; it's possible that the files showed--I'll have to retry that. )

I thank you in advance for your assistance.


A:XP windows\temp files won't delete

Oh, I should also mention that I ran a MalwareBytes Anti-Malware quick scan and it came up zero infections.
I also ran Sophos Anti-rootkit which also came up empty.

thanks again.

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I have observed the every-few-hours creation of files in the C:\Windows\Temp folder of both my sister and brother-in-law's Win7 Pro x64 machines (Lenovo M93p both), which are on the same LAN in their house. They eventually consume all available free space on C, and other programs needing space then fail.

I have to delete the contents of C:\Windows\Temp to get things back to normal, but the process simply restarts and a day or two later the C partition is once again fully consumed with these file. And weirdly this is happening on both machines (which of course are essentially set up identically, both with MSE and MBAM installed).

We're talking about file names starting with CAB, created as shown in the following screenshot (sorted into reverse chronological sequence, newest first):

I have a hunch these are somehow related to either Microsoft Security Essentials (and perhaps downloading of virus definition files? or log files??) or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

There are also two LOG files stored in the same C:\Windows\Temp folder, and I believe these are very relevant to explaining the mystery. I will post these two log files as "code".

(a) MpCmdRun.log


MpCmdRun: Command Line: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\\MpCmdRun.exe" SignatureUpdate -ScheduleJob -ISU -RestrictPrivileges
Start Time: ‎Wed ‎Nov ‎09 ‎2016 22:51:5... Read more

A:What are these CAB_nnnn_2,3,4,5,6 files in C:\Windows\Temp?

Possible solution is to review and delete old logs - C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder

cab_xxxx files found in WINDOWS\TEMP folder - Microsoft Community

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I have win XP home. I was just wondering how to delete windows temp files. Thanx for your help.

A:Deleting windows temp files

Hi "trevorveasey"You might peruse this thread here at BC.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ting+temp+filesAnd for some additional info check out this item too.http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/howto-16.htmlIf you any other questions, please post back to this thread.regards,Koan

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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, i am trying to delete the temp files in the windows/temp directory but they won't delete. It says a program is using them but even when i try and get rid of them in safe mode they won't delete, how can i get rid of them?

Also when i try to run a panda online virus scan i click on the scan my computer icon and it does nothing but there is a little yellow exclamation mark on the bottom left of the window, is that why it isn't doing anything and if so, how can i fix it?


A:Can't delete windows/temp files

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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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I've been trying to use the fax utility that comes with Windows XP on my Presario 700, so far without success.

The fax program itself seems to work fine, but seems not to be communicating with system files / directories correctly.

For example, when I try to preview a fax it, I only get the cover page and the first page of whatever I've printed to fax.

If I try to e-mail a saved fax by right-clicking on the item and selecting "Mail to" I get an appropriate draft e-mail message, but an error message when I hit send:

Unable to open the temporary file
C:\DOCUME~1\JOHNTR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\...." [ending with a TIF extension].
Check your 'Temporary Directory' setting.

Any ideas would be most appreciated.



A:Windows Fax can't find its own temp files?

Try this:
Faxing in Windows XP

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recently int the c:\windows\temp directory there have been an a heck of a load of .tmp files being created. they appear every 5-8 minutes and i dont know where they come from or what they doevery time one is created there is another one created at the same time so two every 4-8 minutes.
when i cut the internet to my laptop there files stop!
i did a scan today and it picked up a ton of temp files that where created today which where trojens. im watching the folder and scanning regularly to keep adn eye of it but they keep coming.
i dont realy wanna be downlaoding programs or anyting but if you could help me i would realy appeciate it.
please please please

A:Windows Temp Excessive Files Urgent!!!!

The Windows Temp folder is not normally used for normal program installations. There are other temp folders used for that purpose - one directory being C:\Users\-username-\AppData\Local\Temp

Proceed to to our Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst. Please be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

Regards. . .



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I have Win 7 32 bit and under C:\windows\temp I have about 30 files starts with etilqs total size of 2GB.
Any idea which application create these files and if I can delete them from my PC ?

A:Delete etilqs files that under C:\windows\temp ?

etilqs is backwards for sqlite, which is a database file used by many programs, including firefox

Edit: I found this link which should help, looks like it is firefox Why does Firefox keeps manufacturing etilqs files on my hard drive which tend to be 1-3gb in size? | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help

As for whether it is safe to dispose of them, my suggestion would be to cut the files out of the folder and paste them somewhere else for a few days, and see if any of your programs have lost any data / fail to work

If you're happy that all is well, then you can delete the backups you made safely.. From the thread it may be an antivirus issue which prevents firefox from deleting the files, so it may be necessary to add an exclude folder to the av.

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My computer caught a virus that I simply cannot catch with AVG, Spyware Doctor, or MBAM. Currently running Windows XP.

Every few minutes or so, AVG will give me a flash screen saying it has blocked C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\(random file name).exe, and moved it to the vault. But it keeps doing this over and over, with a different .exe everytime. I've used system restore 3 times for farther and farther dates, and ran 3 anti-virus programs sequentially in Safe Mode. Nothing stops it. Furthermore, every link I click on from a search engine is redirected to other random search engines I've never seen before..

In addition, my computer has shut itself down, by end tasking each process individually, without my direction.. It has also affected several other seemingly random things like certain programs will no longer start, my printer ports are completely FUBAR now so I cant print anything, and there is an svchost.exe that is using almost 100,000K that I have never seen before..

I apologize if this was covered in another post, but I dont even know what to search for.


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I upgraded my laptop HDD to SSD by cloning partitions. (I used Clonezilla)

Since then I cannot save any downloads using IE11. History is not saved and neither are cookies. When I try to move the folder my "Website Data Settings" in Internet Options shows "Current Location" as blank. When I try to view files, the folder is the default one C:\Users\......\Microsoft\Windows. If I try to move it, I get an error screen saying to "select a value between 8 and 8 for how much disk space Temporary Internet Files may use"

I have found various suggestions for this, but nothing seems to work:Creating a new user
Editing the Registry (Deleting "Cache" and "Lowcache" keys)
Using Safe Mode
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm currently thinking of reverting to my original HDD and re-cloning!


A:IE 11 Windows 7 Pro 64 bit - Temp Internet files not being saved

Dont think youll get a location as your disk storage space is showing 0.


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getting this error in the bottom right hand corner also there is another error im getting when im starting the pc, i will have a look now and update what it says , it happens just before the windows opens

this is on start up before i get into main windows

checking files system c the type of the system is ntps cannot open volume for direct access windows has finished checking the disk

the first error im getting on the window screen (in the snap shot) is happening when i open spyware it seems ... but it does come up straight away when pc is first loaded if this dosent make sense i will re-type the whole thing step by step

A:i deleted temp files in c windows and now getting this error


Start by running a system file check, in the Windows start menu type "cmd" (without the quotes) right click the entry and select "Run as Admin ... " in the command window type "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes) and hit enter, you may need to run the command a couple times.
Be sure to post back so we know how it sorts out.

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