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150000 audiotem files in the temp folder (explorer freezes) — 7 Comments

  1. I had the same problem with 360,000 rogue AUDIOTEM files. What site dumped them on my PC is still to be resolved. (iTunes is a suspect). The PC almost came to a halt before I deleted them from the c:documents and settings{user}local settingstemp folder using the DOS screen.

  2. One further point re c:documents and settings{user}local settingstemp folder.

    I have now set up McAfee QuickClean to “clean” this folder once a week on a schedule so that it cannot happen again!

  3. Hi John,

    I don’t think itunes is to blame.

    My PC had a fresh install of XP (no itune/ipods).

    The PC only had the cyberlink TV software and my usual security software: antivir, windows defender, winpatrol, spyware blaster, and bhodemon.

    I still suspect the cyberlink software had a fit when the hard drive filled up (its only a 40GB drive, so recording TV can easily fill it up).

  4. Thanks Computer Help

    My PC does have TotalMedia (by Arcsoft) for DVB-T TV reception in the UK so this could be the culprit.

    My hard drive is 181 GB only 25% used so that could not have been the problem.

    I will report any further findings.

  5. Hello again Computer Help

    Yes, in my case Total media IS to blame. I ran the TV for less than one hour this morning and then looked in the ‘temp’ folder. I now have AudioTemp files numbered 1 to 2500!! Each has 1KB size and all are timed 08:31

  6. Hello Computer Help

    I have now installed the latest driver for the Freecom USB/DVT device and Version 3.0 of TotalMedia software. This may stop the rogue Audiotem files; time will tell.

    Thanks for your help.

  7. I also have tens of thousands (!!!) of these audiotem files, and I have Arcsoft TotalMedia Freecom DVB-T TV tuner software on my computer as well.