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Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials creating thousands of .TMP files.

07 Jun 2010   #1
avery

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Microsoft Security Essentials creating thousands of .TMP files.

Thousands of 305KB .TMP files are being created by MsMpEng.exe.

They do not remove on reboot, and stop being created if I disable live scanning in MSE.

They can take up 50-60GB of space until I manually delete, but thousands and thousands more are made every second!

This greatly slows down disk performance.


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07 Jun 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avery View Post
Thousands of 305KB .TMP files are being created by MsMpEng.exe.

They do not remove on reboot, and stop being created if I disable live scanning in MSE.

They can take up 50-60GB of space until I manually delete, but thousands and thousands more are made every second!

This greatly slows down disk performance.

Try un-installing MSE. then re-install to see if it is fixed



Ken
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 Microsoft Security Essentials creating thousands of .TMP files.




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