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Windows 7: Security Risk moving TEMP files off SSD???

22 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Security Risk moving TEMP files off SSD???

I’m still patiently trudging along slowly with my SSD tweaks agenda… After buying a 160GB SSD I can now only afford a really small screwdriver, so the tweaks are taking a lot longer! I’m now up to the “Get the superfluous files off the SSD” step on the Tweak List; I’m at TEMP files now.

I ran across what I believe to be a reliable source, which stated that the Internet TEMP files are intentionally placed in a more isolated and protected location on the C-drive. Supposedly are given virtual addresses (or something like that) and isolated somehow from both sys programs and registry just in case they contain viruses, horses, worms, rootkits, etc – therefore it’s harder for them to reach critical systems areas, and maybe gives the Nortons and McAfees a most likely place to find signatures. It sounds a bit far-fetched, but I thought I'd check anyway.

Do you think there is any truth to this claim? So… is it safe to move those Internet TEMP files out of the forbidden city and onto a local spin drive to free up space on the SSD? What if protector and firewalls, etc are pointed at this specially protected area, and if the TEMP files are moved, will the protection be compromised?

The last nodes of the filenames I want to relocate are: Content.IE5, index.dat, Content.IE5index.dat, Low\index.dat

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22 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I don't know about all of that... However, I have all of the temp files off of my SSD.

From what I understand, though, is that those temp files are tied to the user account. My user account is on another drive, thus, the temp files are on that drive too.
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22 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

afa the security angle goes, you can use CCleaner to delete index.dat files. The system just makes new ones. If CCleaner will know the new location, maybe by a registry key, I don't know.
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