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What are these files?

by Tathraman / February 20, 2008 9:10 AM PST

I'm getting frequent messages from User Account Control asking for permission to access an unidentified program - just a few I've noted are upd87F9.tmp.exe, upd6AB9.tmp.exe - they all start with 'upd'. As I don't know what they are for, I don't allow. But they keep coming. Are they important?
Thanks,
David

Vista Home Premium [which I'm getting to loathe)

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Antivirus Update Files?? Using McAfee? Maybe Site Advisor?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 10:23 AM PST
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I believe Site Advisor uses such files. Either way, have you done a search for those files and once found, checked their properties?? It should tell you something.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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What are these files?
by Tathraman / February 21, 2008 9:26 AM PST

>>have you done a search for those files and once found, checked their properties??
Yes - on Google and Site Advisor. Found nothing. I guess they are some sort of update but there are no details given in the User Account Control box. My browser is Firefox and I use Zone alarm Free and AVG Free.
Hope this is enough information.

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He meant did you look for them ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 21, 2008 11:51 AM PST
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on your hard drive and when found right click them to check their properties. It is also helpful to note the full path to their location as the directory (folder) they are in often points right to the app responsible for their presence.

For instance if you found them in a location such as -
C:\Program Files\some_strange_application\data\upd87F9.tmp.exe we could be pretty sure they had some relation to some_strange_application which could be checked into.

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(NT) Yep, Check For Them On YOUR Computer
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 21, 2008 1:44 PM PST
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