Author Topic: What are all these Avast GUM8D*.tmp folders in Program Files (x86) ?  (Read 708 times)

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Offline CloudTechstr

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I just happened to be Exploring through my "C:\Program Files (x86)" and noticed several files & corresponding folders, all starting with GUM:

Fri 07/10/2020 10:40:05.31>dir | find "GUM"
06/07/2020  01:09 PM    <DIR>          GUM6835.tmp
06/04/2020  08:03 PM    <DIR>          GUM8DB.tmp
06/08/2020  02:03 PM    <DIR>          GUMA33.tmp
06/07/2020  07:03 PM    <DIR>          GUMC948.tmp
06/07/2020  01:19 PM    <DIR>          GUMDD0B.tmp
06/05/2020  04:03 PM    <DIR>          GUME0FE.tmp
06/08/2020  09:03 AM    <DIR>          GUME7D0.tmp
06/02/2020  09:03 AM    <DIR>          GUME83B.tmp
06/05/2020  09:26 AM    <DIR>          GUMEA30.tmp

Fri 07/10/2020 10:40:25.68>pwd
C:\Program Files (x86)

What are these and why are they not self-cleaned after usage, (suspecting an Update by-product)? 
06/07/2020  01:09 PM    <DIR>          GUM6835.tmp
06/04/2020  08:03 PM    <DIR>          GUM8DB.tmp
06/08/2020  02:03 PM    <DIR>          GUMA33.tmp
06/07/2020  07:03 PM    <DIR>          GUMC948.tmp
06/07/2020  01:19 PM    <DIR>          GUMDD0B.tmp
06/05/2020  04:03 PM    <DIR>          GUME0FE.tmp
06/08/2020  09:03 AM    <DIR>          GUME7D0.tmp
06/02/2020  09:03 AM    <DIR>          GUME83B.tmp
06/05/2020  09:26 AM    <DIR>          GUMEA30.tmp
06/06/2020  01:11 PM        24,166,400 GUT6846.tmp
06/04/2020  08:03 PM        24,166,400 GUT8FB.tmp
06/08/2020  02:03 PM        24,166,400 GUTA34.tmp
06/07/2020  07:03 PM        24,166,400 GUTC959.tmp
06/07/2020  01:19 PM        24,166,400 GUTDD0C.tmp
06/05/2020  04:03 PM        24,166,400 GUTE10F.tmp
06/08/2020  09:03 AM        24,166,400 GUTE7D1.tmp
06/02/2020  09:03 AM        24,166,400 GUTE83C.tmp
06/05/2020  09:26 AM        24,166,400 GUTEA31.tmp

Contents appear to be Avast Secure Browser related, partial list, ~85 items total):
06/04/2020  08:03 PM         1,230,368 acu_windows_utility_x86.dll
06/04/2020  08:03 PM           441,080 AvastBrowserCrashHandler.exe
06/04/2020  08:03 PM           553,704 AvastBrowserCrashHandler64.exe
06/04/2020  08:03 PM           199,376 AvastBrowserUpdate.exe
06/04/2020  08:03 PM           137,360 AvastBrowserUpdateBroker.exe
06/04/2020  08:03 PM           368,280 AvastBrowserUpdateComRegisterShell64.exe
06/04/2020  08:03 PM           478,272 AvastBrowserUpdateCore.exe
06/04/2020  08:03 PM            32,768 AvastBrowserUpdateHelper.msi
06/04/2020  08:03 PM           137,360 AvastBrowserUpdateOnDemand.exe
06/02/2020  09:03 AM         3,315,456 AvastBrowserUpdateSetup.exe
06/04/2020  08:03 PM           137,912 AvastBrowserUpdateWebPlugin.exe
06/04/2020  08:03 PM         1,440,040 goopdate.dll
06/04/2020  08:03 PM            41,920 goopdateres_am.dll
« Last Edit: July 10, 2020, 10:22:42 PM by CloudTechstr »

Offline r@vast

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Re: What are all these Avast GUM8D*.tmp folders in Program Files (x86) ?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 03:29:13 PM »
Hi,

The creation of these tmp folders is normal behaviour during an initial install or during an upgrade. These folders should get removed once the process is completely, but there are situations where that may not happen. If files cannot be removed because they are locked then they should be flagged for removal after a restart. If the process was killed or crashed during the update then the tmp folder may not get removed. So, in the general sense, what you're seeing is expected behaviour.

Offline hyperP.8

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Re: What are all these Avast GUM8D*.tmp folders in Program Files (x86) ?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 04:11:24 AM »
Hi, I'm having the same issue, seeing these folders as well as temp files created directly in my program files folder, instead of the avast sub folder.  is it okay to go ahead and delete these manually?