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Offline Wildman

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Jets
« on: July 05, 2004, 04:05:53 AM »
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I am new to avast, so am still in the learning stage.

The following is in my Windows\Temp folder, and I can not delete the items.

What are they?

How do delete them?

My O/S is Windows 98.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2004, 04:24:28 AM »
The following is in my Windows\Temp folder, and I can not delete the items. My O/S is Windows 98.

Wellcome Wildman. Wellcome to avast forums.  ;)

What are they?

They are temporary files created by Windows (and locked by it).

How do delete them?

I think you can't right now. You can make a DOS boot disk, boot the computer by the floppy, go to that folder by DOS and delete the files with 'del' command. Do you remember?

But, I won't be so worried about them... They are 'very' small and won't harm your system  8)
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Re:Jets
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2004, 01:38:02 PM »
These jet files are by-products of running Avast! while using the ODBC database format.  Switch it over to XML, and problem solved... You'll then be able to delete the jet files and then Avast! won't creat them anymore...

For info on changing it to XML format, see:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1647;start=0

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Re:Jets
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2004, 02:09:46 PM »
The JET files in temp folder should be deleted automatically when the system shuts down (at least if the Jet drivers work correctly).
If you cannot delete the files, it's OK - it means that they the ones currently used.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2004, 07:10:21 PM »
 :'(

This was to much of a pain in the butt!  I am now back to using another anti vir program.
Thanks but no thanks.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2004, 07:22:25 PM »
Good grief, looks like it's gonna be one of "those" days.  I'm just looking around for the first time today (I'm a late riser), and this is the third topic I've seen in this forum alone where someone would rather do without protection than make a simple adjustment.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2004, 08:22:48 PM »
This was to much of a pain in the butt!

???
I must be missing something here... what is the problem with the jet files? That's the reason why the TEMP folder exists in Windows - so that the applications can store their temporary data there. And of course, they cannot be deleted when they are in use - if the users like you (who don't know what the files are good for) start to delete them, the application/system would probably crash or loose important data.
Shortly, everything was just as it was supposed to be.

Well, good luck elsewhere.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2004, 01:56:32 AM »
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a simple adjustment.

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To some perhaps. Maybe you could tell us how to accomplish this adjustment?  Also why I am on a roll, your server is slower than my grandmother (and she has been dead for over 40 years).

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Re:Jets
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2004, 03:19:51 AM »
MikeBCda
As you said, one of those days. We seem to be getting more of them. Guess it's cause there are more users. See my post:http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=5787;start=0#msg43328 on the last one whos challange I took up after an attack on MacLover 2000.
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Re:Jets
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2004, 06:01:44 AM »
a simple adjustment.

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To some perhaps. Maybe you could tell us how to accomplish this adjustment?Thanks
Wildman ???

Hi Wildman,

If you look at Starfighter's reply, the simple adjustment referred to was changing one "word" in the INI file to switch the database over to XML and thereby eliminate the need for those JET files.  And he also included a link steering you to more specific info on doing that.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2004, 09:39:24 AM »
I too am completely confused here... What's wrong with the files, Wildman? Why do they irritate you that much? It's perfectly normal for a program to have some temp files...
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Re:Jets
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2004, 01:43:44 PM »
I too am completely confused here... What's wrong with the files, Wildman? Why do they irritate you that much? It's perfectly normal for a program to have some temp files...

I have wondered about these files for a long time but just never asked about them. I use win98se and after a while you have a crap load of these jet files in the temp folder. I was told that win98 has problems in where the temp files do not get deleted automatically as they should if anyone else can verify it. I usually clean it out manually once a month. I will change the option in Avast rather than getting rid of a good antivir program.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2004, 06:12:10 PM »
i use win98 SE aswell and deleat anything in the TEMP folder about once a day, i normaly get about 2 jet files in there i can't deleat, there not really a problem, i just leave them there, i used to get files like that when i used zonealarm (free), no real problem really.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2004, 05:13:24 AM »

I also use W98SE ... but for some reason have no problem deleting JET files (or any other files in the Temp folder) ... except those actually in use. Anyway, if they are in use, they do not need to be deleted. Some people just can not be satisfied no matter how much you try.

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Re:Jets
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2004, 09:44:21 AM »
Well, as I wrote, the temp files should be removed automatically, without the need to do it manually. If they are not, maybe updating the Microsoft MDAC components could help.