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Solved! How to Delete Kaspersky Temporary "Temp" Files and Speed Up Your Computer

Updated on January 29, 2013

How to Delete Kaspersky Temp Files

Ever wondered why your computer is running slow? Do you have Kaspersky Anti-Virus installed? There could be a connection!

A few months after I installed Kaspersky Anti-Virus I noticed that my computer was running painfully slow and barely had any free disk space left. After a little investigation I narrowed down the culprit to be a Kaspersky temp folder that had almost 3 gb of useless files in there. That's extremely wasteful.

If you are running Kaspersky Anti-Virus, I urge you to read the following article and make sure that your computer is not running unnecessarily slow due to unnecessary Kaspersky temporary files.

1. Open up Kaspersky Ant-Virus and click the setting button .

2. Click on Options and uncheck enable self defense. (It’s a good idea to not be connected to the internet from this point on.)

3. ExitKaspersky

4. To proceed to the following steps, ensure that you have the show Hidden files and folders optioned enabled.

5. Depending on your version of windows, navigate to the following folders.
For Vista and Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Kaspersky Lab\AVP8\Data
For Vista and Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Kaspersky Lab\AVP8\Data.

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6. You will likely find a great number of files in this folder. Look for any file ending in the .tmp extension and hit delete. Don’t worry your computer doesn’t need these files.

7. Turn on Kaspersky and click on Options and check enable self defense. It’s now safe to resume internet connection.

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      sda 4 years ago


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      Ness 5 years ago from Australia

      If you have followed all the steps and still cant find any hidden files, it could mean that you have deleted the temp files already (maybe using a registry cleaner)

      This tutorial was not written for the latest kaspersky version, so they could have very well addressed the issue and solved it for future versions

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      Christopher 5 years ago

      I don't have any files that have .temp on my pc at all even though I have the show hidden files and folders ticked.

      Does this mean that they (Kaspersky) have fixed the problem?


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      Ness 6 years ago from Australia

      you're welcome Raja:)

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      Raja 6 years ago