Solved Why are Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files being Created?

  • Hi there and welcome to PC Help Forum (PCHF), a more effective way to get the Tech Support you need!
    We have Experts in all areas of Tech, including Malware Removal, Crash Fixing and BSOD's , Microsoft Windows, Computer DIY and PC Hardware, Networking, Gaming, Tablets and iPads, General and Specific Software Support and so much more.

    Why not Click Here To Sign Up and start enjoying great FREE Tech Support.

    This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Welcome to our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.
Sign up
Status
Not open for further replies.

Wendy

PCHF Member
PCHF Member
Jul 12, 2017
70
8
26
I use Firefox as my default and a little bit of Opera but never use internet explorer. But when I run ccleaner it shows almost 140 internet explorer temporary files being deleted. I run this every day and it's there every time. Is some program that I don't know about running on my machine and secretly using internet explorer? (I have avast and antispyware running). Could this be related to my using Outlook?
 

Wendy

PCHF Member
PCHF Member
Jul 12, 2017
70
8
26
I just looked and it's a couple of hundred files each day. The 140 I wrote was just today's number of files.
 

gus

PCHF Administrator
Administrator
Security Team
PCHF Donator
Malware Teacher
Jul 19, 2016
3,562
1,742
Sydney, Australia
pchelpforum.net
Windows stores Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, and File Explorer junk in the same place. Best not to be concerned about it.

You don't say what Windows you are using but will presume it's 10??

If you want though open Internet explorer, go to tools, internet options, open the General tab, in the browsing section click on Delete. In the dialogue box that opens DESELECT Preserve Favourites and click delete at the bottom of the box.

If you never use IE you can deselect everything selected by default on this dialogue if you want.

4770


Back on the general tab SELECT Delete browsing history on exit, then apply, then ok. This got rid of some carp on my machine that seemed to repopulate even though Internet Explorer has never been used.

4771
 
Last edited:

Wendy

PCHF Member
PCHF Member
Jul 12, 2017
70
8
26
Thanks for putting me at ease. I'm using Windows 7 which may have different settings that the ones you posted. But in any case, now I won't be concerned about why they're there. And they're getting deleted every day anyway.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.