windows files that are constantly overwritten
Posted on 2009-04-20
I have a bunch of computers running WinXP SP3 with Symantec Endpoint installed on them and I've been noticing that several files are constantly being overwritten (like every 5 minutes). This is proving to be a bit of problem because of some software we use (Roxio GoBack) that has a 4GB buffer and reboots the machines when the buffer fills up.
The main culprits seem to be:
\Program files\symantec\symantec endpoint protection\SerState.dat
\Program files\symantec\symantec endpoint protection\SerState.dat.bak
as well as all the ntuser.dat files from each profile.
If anyone knows of any way to stop these files from overwriting themselves, or at least minimize how many times a day they overwrite themselves I would be very appreciative.