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Windows Temp Folder


I recently checked my system for viruses (using a program called f-prot - I tried the trial version of Norton but it completely messed up my computer and was a pain in the butt to get rid of), and I found a few 'suspicious' files that were potentially destructive programs in my windows\temp directory.

I noticed that this directory is practically overflowing and a lot of it appears to be useless junk. However, I am not sure what most of the files are. How much can I safely delete from this folder? Is anything important typically kept in here, or can I simply clean everything out?


This question was answered on December 9, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can delete everything in temp files - unless you actually put anything important in there yourself deliberately

Also you may interested in free virus programs -

Avg and Avast.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 9, 2004