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SiteAdvisor defect causes temporary files to be abandoned

The Free McAfee SiteAdvisor SACore COM Server component, McSACore.exe 2.9.0.242, creates three temporary files at each system start and does not remove them at normal shut down. The previous version, 2.9.0.239, of McSACore.exe had the same defect.

These temporary files are created at each system start up and then abandoned at shut down in C:\WINDOWS\Temp in this XP Home SP3 IE7 environment. If you reboot once a day you see 90+ of these created each month.

Today’s examples are:

sqlite_3V3yZ00uo2GPpSU
sqlite_E8MmQZdN247B4jG
sqlite_QfmvbhWl45fNDhh

See related post.
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RE: SiteAdvisor defect causes temporary files to be abandoned

All applications create temporary files which are often necessary for the running of said applications. As it states in that other thread, they will eventually disappear. To expect no temporary files at all times is impractical.

RE: SiteAdvisor defect causes temporary files to be abandoned

CCleaner cleans out the sqlite_ files if you run it with the browser closed.

Firefox does not close even when you end it so the sqlite_ can't be deleted so it needs to have all of its Process entries ended to free up the sqlite_ files.

Note: Information added after reboot.

I ran CCleaner and it selected the current sqlite_ for deletion at reboot.

These files are created by the SiteAdvisor Service for its use and are locked open by Windows and can not be removed until reboot.
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RE: SiteAdvisor defect causes temporary files to be abandoned

Thanks for the update, I wasn't aware that ccleaner would do that.

RE: SiteAdvisor defect causes temporary files to be abandoned

You need to have the custom winapp2.ini in CCleaner's Folder for it to clean SiteAdvisor files.

See:
http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=1110
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RE: SiteAdvisor defect causes temporary files to be abandoned



Thanks for your response, but I think you misunderstood my reason for pointing this out.

The reason I posted is to point out that the Free SiteAdvisor does not ever remove these temprorary files; it simlpy creates three more at each start-up.

The assertion in the other post that these temporary files "will be removed later" does not occur on my computer within the 62 day period that I observed them. Even the Free SiteAdvisor automatic version update process that occured recently did not delete any of them.

I now delete these "temprorary" files manually as part of my disk husbandry procedures.

Leaving "temporary" files after the creating process, McSACore.exe in this case, closes is a defect that in my opinion should be fixed.
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RE: SiteAdvisor defect causes temporary files to be abandoned

I thought that Windows cleanup procedures would eventually remove them, sorry. I'll bring this subject up at our next conference call with McAfee on Monday. I use SA Plus and I see hundreds of them in my XP and Vista partitions.

They do not delete easily unless, like me, one multi-boots, then one can delete each system's temp files from one of the other OS's. I agree, SA should do its own cleanup.

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