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Kudos0

Does any one know what these entries in Recent history are??

Hi All

I would appreciate some help on finding out what these are in my NIS2009 Recent history logs?

ins8b.tmp

ins84.tmp

They are always recorded as making modifications to dw28f.tmp or dw288.tmp in C:\documents and settings\my name\local settings\temp\

I have recently installed Age Of Empires 3 war chiefs,and I have been turning on Silent mode on NIS,and I have noticed that NIS turns on Light silent mode.

Is all this connected with the appearances of the .tmp entries?

Sorry I am not computer literate and have tried to Google but have come up blank,Any thoughts or answers greatly appreciated

Message Edited by mo on 01-26-2009 07:38 AM
Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Does any one know what these entries in Recent history are??

The .tmp files are temporary files used by most programs (like msn is creating some too), which are mostly deleted after the program is closed. Sometimes they remain in the temp folder, you can delete them.

Sometimes the tmp files are """applications""", and I think that's why norton is logging them. Nothing to worry about them, if they were threats, they would be deleted. ;)

Silent and Light Silent mode are almost the same. If you turn silent mode on, it won't slow the game. Light Silent Mode activates when any fullscreen program is beginning to run. It's normal, and didn't effects the previously turned "normal" Silent Mode.

Windows 10 Hungarian, Norton Internet Security v22.9.0.71
Kudos0

Re: Does any one know what these entries in Recent history are??

Hi Mo,

 

Temporary files may be created by computer programs for a variety of purposes; principally when a program cannot allocate enough memory for its tasks, when the program is working on data bigger than architecture's address space, or as a primitive form of inter-process communication. I think, the temporary files which you have mentioned are created , updated and modified when you run any of the programs, probabily Age of Empires. Norton may be tracking all these changes especially since the files are in the Temporary folder. Because the files in the temporary folder is used as the netry point by most of the viruses/trojans. If these files are asociated with any attacks, then only you need to worry.

 

Yogesh

Kudos0

Re: Does any one know what these entries in Recent history are??

Thanks To you both

Yogesh_mohan I am running the game on the lowest specs ie It needs more memory than I have so that fits in with what you described,You both have put my fears to rest.The game runs OK but does have a few errors that pop up mainly about saving the game.I have to upgrade a few things, new to the gaming world as well.Thanks again.

Is it safe to delete the contents of the temporary folder while this is happening??I know it contains remnants of NIS2008 and a lot of txt logs.Sorry I went off subject but while we are there thought I might as well ask.

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

Re: Does any one know what these entries in Recent history are??

Sure, Mo.

 

You can delete the contents of the Windows Temporary folder. However, these files will be re-created when you run the programs/applications in the computer. Also, you may not be able to delete some of the files/folders from the Temp folder as it may be used by some of the applications or processes running in the background. You can either ignore them or reboot the computer and delete the files/folders immediately after reboot. If you get any errors while running the game, please check the same with the Support/forum associated with the game as it may help you in getting more information on how to resolve the problem.

 

Yogesh

Kudos0

Re: Does any one know what these entries in Recent history are??

Thanks Again yogesh

As always you give a well rounded answer and in everyday language,glad you joined the forums!!!

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013

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