Windows Temp Folder

Question

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?

Answer

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