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cybercilla
Level 7

Can I delete some or all avvscan.dat files?

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I have 51 avvscan.dat files, each located in a different folder in the windows/temp directory. They are huge files and date back to 2008. Is there any reason why I cant get rid of any or all of them? I could use the space.

Thanks for any help.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Can I delete some or all avvscan.dat files?

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Sure if they are in the temp files anything there can be deleted...if it will go.  Sometimes they are locked.  If that happens try turning off Access Protection temporarily.

Open SecurityCenter

Clkick Navigation

Click General Settings and Alerts

Click Access Protection and uncheck it & click Apply

Keep it on your screen while you proceed deleting the temps then re-enable it.

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Can I delete some or all avvscan.dat files?

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Sure if they are in the temp files anything there can be deleted...if it will go.  Sometimes they are locked.  If that happens try turning off Access Protection temporarily.

Open SecurityCenter

Clkick Navigation

Click General Settings and Alerts

Click Access Protection and uncheck it & click Apply

Keep it on your screen while you proceed deleting the temps then re-enable it.

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cybercilla
Level 7

Re: Can I delete some or all avvscan.dat files?

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Thanks very much Peter - they've all gone!

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exbrit
Level 21

Re: Can I delete some or all avvscan.dat files?

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You're welcome.  Your question prompted me to look for the same on my machine and I didn't find any...I guess because it's rarely that I run a scan.

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