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System32 .tmp file overload

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by bluefurrykitty, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. bluefurrykitty

    bluefurrykitty Thread Starter

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    Today I found a whole bunch (hundreds) of .tmp files in my system32 folder. The names all start with SET and then they're followed by either 3 or 4 numbers and/or letters starting with SET1A00.tmp and ending with SETFFF.tmp
    Does anyone know what these might be from? Can I just delete them or do I need to get a special program to clean them up? Any help would be appreciated.
    -Jess-
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    DownLoad EasyCleaner http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

    Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons – I do not recommend
    using the Duplicates files button
    as many dupes are there on purpose.

    Not all files will delete – that is normal.

    In the unnecessary button I check the top 4 entries
     
  3. bluefurrykitty

    bluefurrykitty Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I'd like to know what they are before I got deleting them though.
     
  4. MFDnNC

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    .tmp are legit files and not all will delete as they are in use, but are fair game to remove

    They appear to be part of the ms updates
     
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