Win7 X64 creating millions of temp files on old MSI laptop

January 11, 2012 at 14:11:16
Specs: Windows 7 Pro 64, Intel Core 2 Duo T9600; 4gb ram
I'm trying to temporarily switch back to an old machine while preparing to send my current laptop in for some warranty work, and this old msi model literally has 6.5 million temp files (25.7 gigs) in the windows folder. It's making between 250,000 and 500,000 new temp files daily. It also adds a dozen new numbered "bdcloud" folders (bdcloud1, bdcloud2, etc) every day. I think I've determined these are being generated by Bit Defender, although I've no idea why or how to stop the bleeding. CC Cleaner can't keep up, and with the processor on this old machine it'll take months to delete millions of these files. It had over 7 million files yesterday and was able to delete half a million or so overnight. Never seen anything like this, but need a solution pretty quickly and would sincerely appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks,

Dan


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#1
January 11, 2012 at 18:08:52
"I think I've determined these are being generated by Bit Defender, although I've no idea why or how to stop the bleeding"

Get rid of that crap & replace it with something that works. Lot's of decent freebies are available these days:

http://www.filehippo.com/software/a...

http://forum.bitdefender.com/index....


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#2
January 12, 2012 at 13:27:23
Got it and thanks riider. While Bit Defender certainly isn't free, it's also not crap. Free is of course always a good, so long as it works in this case. At the end of the day, I truly do not care which security solution I ultimately use; like I said: so long as it works.

A few questions if I may:
1) I assume if I uninstall Bit Defender the empty bdcloud folders will stop (I too saw that post by the way), so I think it's a given that particular part of this issue is immediately fixable by switching to any alternative security software...are you saying a switch to an alternative security solution will also stop the creation of all the other temp files which appear unrelated to BD?
2) Of the 26 different free options on the filehippo link, which of the ones you have personal experience is the best in your opinion?


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#3
January 13, 2012 at 07:40:03
Do you have more than ONE AV program installed? If so, that could account for the current problem. Only run one. Microsoft Security Essentials work well and is free. Also light on resources.

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