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Offline jpaulb1

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Hi Everybody,
I'm discovering that Avast Premium is creating and filling folders right in the PROGRAM FILES (x86) directory.

Each of these new folders is named G*.tmp and blocks about 20-30 MB in my storage.

Can anyone explain or even direct me to an Avast produced KB article?

Many thanks,
Paul

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Re: Avast Premium: Leaves several folders in my PROGRAM FILES (x86).
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 03:35:20 AM »
Do you mean the C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\x86 folder ?

A screenshot might help, as I don't see it in my x86 folder.  But then I'm only using avast free..

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Re: Avast Premium: Leaves several folders in my PROGRAM FILES (x86).
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 12:35:51 AM »
Hi David,

You're right.  The directory is C:/Program Files (x86)/

All of the G*.tmp directories are off this general root directory.
GUM*.tmp

Regards,
-Paul-

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Re: Avast Premium: Leaves several folders in my PROGRAM FILES (x86).
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 01:35:40 AM »
Strange, mind you I don't know if these could be related to some of the Avast Premium components not in Avast Free.

How old are these G*.tmp folders and any file contents ?
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Re: Avast Premium: Leaves several folders in my PROGRAM FILES (x86).
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 11:16:04 AM »
How do you know that those folders are created by Avast? Do you know what process?
« Last Edit: July 29, 2020, 11:17:39 AM by igor »

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Re: Avast Premium: Leaves several folders in my PROGRAM FILES (x86).
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 08:50:02 PM »
i know the directories are created by AVAST! because they are full of AVAST! files

I'm gonna erase them anyway.  Thanks, Guys

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Re: Avast Premium: Leaves several folders in my PROGRAM FILES (x86).
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 09:21:52 PM »
What files in particular? Can you give us a few examples of the exact filenames?


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Re: Avast Premium: Leaves several folders in my PROGRAM FILES (x86).
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 09:02:11 AM »
Seems to be related to ASB updates, see: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=235373.0
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