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jenandjamiex

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C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
« on: November 29, 2004, 11:48:24 AM »
My

C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_

folder is 4.86 Gigs full....can I delete these files? I want to free up hard drive space, but I'm afraid of deleting anything that will conflict with avast...please help

Here are the files in my C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_ folder:
unp599958
unp42738674
unp52927930
unp59592756
unp82372002
unp112992570
unp119724586
unp150703275
unp173579583
unp206263144
unp253034269

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Re:C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2004, 12:16:13 PM »
Yes, you can delete them.
What version of avast! do you use?
Do you have any big archives on your disk? Did you interrupt/kill the scan recently?

Could you please try to identify these files? They are created as temporary files during the scanning of archives (and normally, they should be deleted automatically, of course). So, could you maybe run another disk scan  and watch for these files to appear (similar files will be created and deleted during the progress - but some of them may be left).

Thanks!

jenandjamiex

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Re:C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2004, 12:22:18 PM »
I'm currently running avast! 4.5 home edition...and my last scan was completed, not interupted or killed.

jenandjamiex

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Re:C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2004, 12:24:15 PM »
and these files don't have extensions...so i really don't know what they are

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Re:C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2004, 12:26:23 PM »
I know, I mean:
could you judge by their size maybe? How big are they?

What "file manager" do you use? Windows Explorer, or something else (such as Total Commander?)

jenandjamiex

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Re:C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2004, 12:30:05 PM »
i use win explorer, and the files are all between 300mb and 700mb

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Re:C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2004, 01:17:36 PM »
Do you know of any similar files on your disk? (about that big, packed inside of archives like ZIP, RAR, ...)?
If yes, could you try to scan just the specific file/folder to see if a new unpXXX file is left in the TEMP folder?

jenandjamiex

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Re:C:\WINDOWS\Temp\_avast4_
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2004, 06:58:52 PM »
so, I scanned a 300mb rar file and a new file did not appear in that folder...regardless, i just deleted the files anyway...I needed that space badly...Thanks for all your help anyway Igor!