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Windows 7: IE disabled but still generating temp files?

30 Aug 2015   #11
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Doesn't matter if you "dissabled" IE, as its a clean install ALL of the updates that relate to it will still download, ie the fix's etc hence the temp files.

Roy


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30 Aug 2015   #12
scoobz

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks Roy, we're a few days into this install so all major updates are done. It's more like new files being generated within a couple of minutes of a cleanup.

The only programs running are FF and WLM so it's got to be WLM I'm thinking.

I've just closed WLM a few minutes ago and no new temp internet files as of right now. I removed the RSS feeds but apparently they're still somewhere accessing the web.

(that's my best guess at the moment)
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30 Aug 2015   #13
scoobz

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post

Are you using the built in Administrator account for day to day use?
Btw, I am, I thought that was ok? I got tired of doing elevated command prompts
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30 Aug 2015   #14
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoobz View Post
UNI, I did get as far as the screen shot you posted but not really sure what to do beyond that. I clicked on apply and many, many entries remained.
After hitting apply, you close that window with OK. That should filter the results. Look in the column named Process Name. Those are the apps writing to that folder.

If I totally missed what you were asking, maybe watching me use Process Monitor might help you out. See this post.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoobz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post

Are you using the built in Administrator account for day to day use?
Btw, I am, I thought that was ok? I got tired of doing elevated command prompts
Using the built in Administrator account for day to day use is not safe. If you do not understand why, then you should not be making the decision to change the way Micosoft set up the security model. The built in Administrator account to disabled by default. Some users (and companies) also rename the built in Administrator account for a bit more safety.

It would be best to...
...create a user:admin account
...create a user:standard account
...move you current profile files to the user:standard account
...disable the built in:Administrator account
...have a password on all accounts
...use the user:standard account for day to day use
...set the User Account Control slider to the top
That is the best.

Most people tend to use a user:admin account for day to day use.


If you don't mind me asking, what is it that you frequently do via elevated command prompts?
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30 Aug 2015   #15
scoobz

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I closed and reopened procmon, entered the filter and the list was empty until I closed and opened WLM, I also got entries for HWMON when I opened that, ccleaner of course, cmdagent and WMIC.exe

I have 3 profiles on the machine admin, guest (disabled) and a user/admin account (which is still there but I disabled the logon screen)

I think I disabled UAC on the user account so to all intents and purposes it WAS a proper admin account. I don't do anything on a regular basis that demands elevated prompts, just in the overall setup of windows (there were loads of things to do, most requiring some sort of admin access).

I'll have to research how to copy the admin profile over to the user account. Edit: Not having a lot of luck, maybe I need to create a new account before I can copy the data over? "Delete" and "Copy to" are greyed out.

Thanks

Btw, this is a machine only I have access to so I'm not worried about local security.
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30 Aug 2015   #16
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Now you see the apps using that folder :-)

The UAC setting is system wide. What it is set at in one account is what it is set at in all accounts. It should be set to the default or higher setting. Each time that you see the UAC prompt, you sould not think of it as an annoyance, you should think of it as proof that the OS security model is functioning. You should never run a browser from an admin account while the UAC is off.

Yes, create whatever user account you will be using, then copy Start menu items, documents, videos.... over to that account.
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30 Aug 2015   #17
scoobz

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Now you see the apps using that folder :-)

The UAC setting is system wide. What it is set at in one account is what it is set at in all accounts. It should be set to the default or higher setting. Each time that you see the UAC prompt, you sould not think of it as an annoyance, you should think of it as proof that the OS security model is functioning. You should never run a browser from an admin account while the UAC is off.

Yes, create whatever user account you will be using, then copy Start menu items, documents, videos.... over to that account.
Thanks. Thing is I want an exact copy of what I'm using in the admin account. Is this the way to do it?
Fixing a corrupted user profile - Windows Help
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30 Aug 2015   #18
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I don't know of a way to have everything copied. You might want to search this forum's tutorials.
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30 Aug 2015   #19
scoobz

Win 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I don't know of a way to have everything copied. You might want to search this forum's tutorials.
Turns out that was the right way to do it although I had some problems with permissions (solved by taking ownership of the appdata folder)

Thanks for the assistance
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30 Aug 2015   #20
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Appdata - taking ownership

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoobz View Post
Turns out that was the right way to do it although I had some problems with permissions (solved by taking ownership of the appdata folder)
You'd better check that you haven't got a self-replicating application data folder.

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\*

Endless replication usually happens if you take ownership of that folder.
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