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mystery files inside prefetch and temp folders

By soundfresh ·
I noticed files such as perflib_perfdata,cidaemon.exe,dundll32.exe,verlsid.exe
Inet pub,NVCplDaemon ect. ect.what puzzles
me is that my other drive which is off line
does not get many of these files.I tried web
ferret to annalyse them but they give you so
many answers that its confusing.all I know is
that if I continue to let these files accumulate
they slow my machine down.Is there a way I can
either permanently delete or prevent them from
entering my machine???

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Run this regularly

by Jacky Howe In reply to mystery files inside pref ...

When you first open Ccleaner you will have an option to Analyze or Run Cleaner, after checking the left Pane and making your choices. Delete all Temp Files. If you scroll down you will see a greyed out box that has Advanced next to it. Left click on it and keep pressing OK to all of the responses. I normally Untick Windows Log Files and Memory Dumps as they may come in handy.

You don't have to install all of the add ons or shortcuts just the one to the Desktop.

http://www.ccleaner.com/download

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And this will give you more control

by Jacky Howe In reply to Run this regularly

over prefetch. It is OK to delete the prefetch files. I thought that Ccleaner did that but I was mistaken.

Open regedt32 and navigate to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

Under this key you should see a value named: EnablePrefetcher

It has 4 values:

0 - Disabled : The prefetch system is turned off.

1 - Application : The prefetch only caches applications.

2 - Boot : The prefetch only caches boot system files.

3 - All : The prefetch caches boot, and application files.

Don't disable it. This will make the boot time longer. The use of Prefetch is used to speed up the loading of boot files. Select the number 2 option.

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