4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2010 5:25 PM by candrade

    Purpose of cleanup.exe?

      Hi,

       

      After deploying epo-agent version 4.0.0.1421 to our systems, it seems a file cleanup.exe is being put under a directory C:\windows\temp\mfexxx.tmp.

       

      It also seems removing this file/directory just makes it come back. What's the purpose of this? Is it normal behaviour or should I be worried?

        • 1. Re: Purpose of cleanup.exe?
          JoeBidgood

          This is normal - cleanup is part of the agent installer. I shouldn't worry about it - unless it's causing other problems?

           

          HTH -

           

          Joe

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          • 2. Re: Purpose of cleanup.exe?

            We use a third party tool to distribute the framepkg.exe and it was set to distribute always without checking if the agent was already installed or not :-).

             

            The cleanup.exe file under c:\windows\temp\mfexxx.tmp was part of a pending file operation.

             

            So it seems in no way should you have that file in that location under normal circumstances. Only after an agent installation/reinstallation until first reboot.

            • 3. Re: Purpose of cleanup.exe?
              JoeBidgood

              Yes, that's correct - it should be removed on the next restart

               

              Regards -

               

              Joe

              • 4. Re: Purpose of cleanup.exe?

                Hi all,

                 

                I have the same problem, but in my case mfexxx.tmp files end up using all the free space on the disk, what can be?

                 

                Machine with Problem:

                 

                System Description N/A
                Operating System OS Type:Windows 2000,OS Platform:Professional,OS Version:5.0,OS Service Pack Version:Service Pack 4
                Is 64 Bit OS No
                Description
                System Tree Sorting Enabled
                Managed State Managed
                Agent Version (deprecated) 4.0.0.1494
                Last Communication 6/23/10 5:40:43 PM
                Last Sequence Error
                Sequence Errors 0
                Installed Products Data Loss Prevention 3.0.20.1, McAfee Agent 4.0.0.1421, Product Coverage Reports 4.0.0.1494, VirusScan Enterprise 8.7.0.570.Wrk, AntiSpyware 8.7.0.129

                 

                 

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                Regards.

                 

                Atte;

                CAndrade