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Offline ssu15211

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Avast tmp files will not delete
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:32:37 PM »
in my Avast C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast - I have many, many tmp files but cannot delete as it says I do not have permission even though I am an admin.
below are some examples
Aav44c2.tmp
Aav4521c.tmp
AavA09E.tmp

There are hundreds - what are these??

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Re: Avast tmp files will not delete
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 09:34:29 PM »
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but cannot delete as it says I do not have permission   
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Re: Avast tmp files will not delete
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2018, 09:49:55 PM »
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Re: Avast tmp files will not delete
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 09:56:51 PM »
Are you saying the files are directly in the Avast installation folder? If so, it's most likely a new version ready to be applied during the next reboot. (If you remove them in that case, I would guess Avast will stop working after reboot - and hopefully just Avast).
Or are you saying the tmp files stay there across reboots?

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Re: Avast tmp files will not delete
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 11:50:29 PM »
@ Igor
Whilst I don't appear to have lots of tmp files I would query the Avast Housekeeping the Avast\Setup folder is chock-a-block with folders and files with names like SHA/MD5 numbers. For the most part these folders appear empty or have another sub-folder/s most of which are also empty.

So perhaps these tmp files of the OP could be remnants of housekeeping not being carried out.
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Re: Avast tmp files will not delete
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 01:03:01 PM »
DavidR, what are the dates/timestamps of those folders?

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Re: Avast tmp files will not delete
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 02:42:54 PM »
DavidR, what are the dates/timestamps of those folders?

They Go back for some considerable time (oldest 22/5/2017 23:24) and right up until today (16/2/2018 13:29).
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Re: Avast tmp files will not delete
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 02:45:49 PM »
David,
I'm curious as to which OS this is showing up on. I have no TMP files in the folder mentioned
on Windows 10
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