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Old March 11th 16, 11:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
We Shall Over Comb
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Default Excessive AVG Temporary Files ?

I notice when I remove files with CCleaner 2.35 that most of the clutter files are labeled AVG. I run it about every day and this is typical. In the past, I don't remember that much being removed. Computer is mostly email with Outlook Express 6 and limited website search & browsing. No gaming or other data intensive applications. Does this seem like a lot of space to be accumulating every day?

I am using Win2000 on this computer and 99%+ Firefox. Thanks.


Details of files just removed, 24 hours since last cleaning.....

Total files removed 245MB

Large files removed

Utilities - AVG Antivirus 9.0 - 210MB
Internet Explorer - Temporary internet files -- 32MB
System - temporary files - 9MB

Small files removed

Mozilla - less than 200KB total all files
Windows Explorer - 29KB

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Old March 11th 16, 11:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default Excessive AVG Temporary Files ?

We Shall Over Comb wrote on 2016/03/11:

I notice when I remove files with CCleaner 2.35 that most of the clutter files are labeled AVG. I run it about every day and this is typical. In the past, I don't remember that much being removed. Computer is mostly email with Outlook Express 6 and limited website search & browsing. No gaming or other data intensive applications. Does this seem like a lot of space to be accumulating every day?


Unless your client wraps overly long physical lines, you can see what
happens when using quoted-printable format: you get one very long
physical line that goes outside the viewing window. That is NOT
recommended for posting in Usenet. Usenet is not an e-mail venue.
Configure your NNTP client for maximum physical line lengths of 76, or
less, characters in length.

Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Don't use in Usenet. Quoted-printable format structures the content in
paragraphs (1 long logical line per paragraph) rather than as physical
lines. There are many NNTP clients that will not line wrap resulting in
the reader having to scroll horizontally back and forth to see your
post. Also, there are many NNTP-to-HTTP gateways operated by web-based
forums (for those incapable of figuring out how to use an NNTP client
and were weaned on web browsers) and they may not line wrap so those
readers have to scroll horizontally back and forth.

In Outlook Express, configure the News format to use Text and configure
its options configure to:

Dialog: Plain Text Settings
MIME = selected
Encode text using = None
Automatically wrap text at 76 characters.

Because adding the "" prefix character for quoted content in each level
of reply pushes out the original line, and because OE doesn't know how
to line wrap the quoted content within the "" delimiters, you might
want to set physical line length to 72 or 70 to allow several levels of
replies without having to deal with OE's jerky line wrap.

If you are going to continue posting in Usenet using Outlook Express,
you might want to consider using OE-QuoteFix. See:

http://home.in.tum.de/~jain/software/oe-quotefix/

I am using Win2000 on this computer and 99%+ Firefox. Thanks.

Details of files just removed, 24 hours since last cleaning.....

Total files removed 245MB

Large files removed

Utilities - AVG Antivirus 9.0 - 210MB
Internet Explorer - Temporary internet files -- 32MB
System - temporary files - 9MB

Small files removed

Mozilla - less than 200KB total all files
Windows Explorer - 29KB


Questions about what temp files that AVG are creating are best submitted
to their forums. You might want to tell that user community just WHERE
(the path) all these AVG files are getting created, and any filenaming
scheme if it is evident along with datestamps to show how many are
getting created within what period of time (they may come in bunches).
Old versions of AVG had that problem. You should mention which version
of AVG you use and, if not the latest, update to the latest version
available for your OS (which means you may be stuck using an old version
of AVG for that old version of Windows). Documentation for the latest
version of AVG at:

http://download.avg.com/filedir/doc/...en_ltst_14.pdf

Does not list Windows 2000 as supported. They list the following
supported OSes: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. Those later OSes probably
have the required functions for AVG to function with features introduced
after their Windows 2000 version of AVG. So you may be stuck with old
bad behavior in an old AVG version running on an old OS. You cannot
take advantage of bug fixes and enhancements in later versions.

The latest version of AVG Free is 2016.0.7294. According to oldapps.com
(www.oldapps.com/avg_antivirus.php, click the "Legacy OS support" link)
and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVG_%28software%29), AVG 9.0.851 was
the last version that supported Windows 2000. That's pretty old.
http://filehippo.com/download_avg_an...64/history/11/ only goes
back to version 10 dated back in 2010. Even if an old version of AVG is
updating its signatures database, that is only part of the security
protection. Heuristics and fingerprinting are also important. You get
those improvements (program updates versus just sig updates) with later
versions of the software. However, you're rather stuck on using the old
version with that old OS. Doing the cleanup that are you doing now may
be the only solution to unwanted behavior in the old version of AVG.

As for CCleaner, rather than run it manually, you can schedule it.
Create a scheduled task that runs:

path\ccleaner.exe /auto

path is to wherever you installed CCleaner. /auto has CCleaner do the
cleanup without prompting the user. Obviously your computer must be
powered up and running Windows at the time a scheduled task is to run.
Occasionally I still want to manually run CCleaner but without the
intervening user prompts. So I create a shortcut in a Windows taskbar
toolbar to run the above command. Just click and it does its cleaning.

Note that cleaning out the %temp% folder can result in yanking away
files that are immediately needed but not currently locked. For
example, some installers will deposit some files there that are used on
a subsequent reboot to finish the installation. Make sure to configure
advanced options in CCleaner to NOT delete files less than 24 hours old.
If you leave the Recycle Bin enabled then you supposedly want the
ability to recover "deleted" files (i.e., those that are not actually
deletect by have been moved into the recyler folder). In that case, you
should probably also configure CCleaner to NOT delete files in the
Recycle Bin that are less than 24 hours old.
 




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