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Disable McAfee temp files to c:\windows\temp

Hello,
  Our virusScan Enterprise 7.0 creates .dat files (clean.dat, names,dat and scan.dat) under the
c:\Windows\temp\***(random number) directory.  Is there a way to configure it so that it stops
adding these files? Each folder is about 60 MBs.
 
Thanks,
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genius2x

8/22/2022 - Mon
Simon Earl

Hi,

These files are the way that VSE 7 updates itself.  They are DAT files i.e. detection signatures

Also, you are on a very old version, any reason for not upgrading to 8.5 ?

Thanks
Si
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genius2x

legalsrl,
  Thanks for the clarification.  We are in the process of upgrading to 8.5.  I assume 8.5 also keep an archive of it update files in the c:\windows\temp directory. Wish we didnt have to write a script to expunge these update files, to free up disk space.

Thanks
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genius2x

legalsrl, you are a  genius.  Would you have any Mcafee article that shows this?
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Simon Earl

Not to hand, but if you go to c:\program file\common files\mcafee\ and then look for the dat files, you'll find there aren't any

Cheers
Si
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genius2x

legalsrl, you are 100% right. Thank you.