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Windows 7: cannot permanently delete temporary files?

23 Jan 2014   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This is how I have my Ccleaner set.

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23 Jan 2014   #12
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Temp files

I am befuddled but I'll take a guess.

Under Ccleaner\option\include start adding all of the temp directories you can find. Especially under c:\user\*

Then after a scan check each location to see if they were cleaned. The files may be added back because there is a link from another directory.

May not be the solution but worth a try.
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23 Jan 2014   #13
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I believe there is an option in settings to not delete temporary files that are less than 24 hours old. You could try unchecking that and then see if it cleans your files though. If that doesn't work, try running a Malwarebytes scan: https://www.malwarebytes.org/
Be sure to uncheck the free PRO trial at the end (unless you want it)
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23 Jan 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You are correct windude99 It is under Options/Advance. The second one down.
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26 Jan 2014   #15
scottls59901

Windows 7 Pro (32)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
I believe there is an option in settings to not delete temporary files that are less than 24 hours old. You could try unchecking that and then see if it cleans your files though. If that doesn't work, try running a Malwarebytes scan: https://www.malwarebytes.org/
Be sure to uncheck the free PRO trial at the end (unless you want it)
Found the problem, and was Finally able to delete temp files!-

I ran Full scans with MBAM Free, Emsisoft-Kit, and KIS.
-MBAM didn't find any virus, but removed 4 PUP's.
-Emsi was negative.
-KIS found 4 Trojans in the .tmp Folder (2 hidden), and I deleted them...!

- I then ran a chkdsk.
-I was able to permanently delete the .tmp files (using Win Disk cleanup/ Run as Admin) , after the next days cold startup (3 reboots first?).
-I also disabled my KIS AV, until After 2 reboots?

I'm not sure which... Caused the .tmp files to free up, but my system is Much Faster after a Full Puran boot defrag (with another chkdsk...)!

Thanks for All of your Help!
Scott
-BTW!-
Re: MBAM No Pro..., you are Correct!-
I tried Pro years ago- It dumbly blocked system changes..., severely slowing my computer.
Even after uninstalling it with their Full Remover tool, leftover registry entries kept KIS from installing/running correctly!?
I then ran JV Power Tools Lite (after a Full KIS uninstall/with their removal tool), and was able to delete hundreds of old MBAM registry entries (after enabling AV scan...).
Per KIS forum gurus...- I was Finally able to install KIS with no conflicts (had to temp uninstall Sandboxie too).
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26 Jan 2014   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Great news, I'm glad you got 'er done.
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