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Forum Thread: Python found in Temp Folder

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dd5087 Python found in Temp Folder
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Just received a notification that this app has an update. I am not familiar with Python and do not recall ever installing it. I cannot find Python in Control Panel>Programs and Features. The PMI report says this is located in C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\python27.dll. Why is this in a temp folder? Can I delete the folder to eliminate this app? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks

Maurice Joyce RE: Python found in Temp Folder
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Last edited on 2nd Jun, 2012 11:52
I have EDITED my initial reply.

See this thread:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/127...

I think U are safe to delete your file but maybe wiser to wait for a Secunia response.

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ddmarshall RE: Python found in Temp Folder
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Last edited on 2nd Jun, 2012 14:36
I had this file created when I ran the Google Namebench program. I guess another similarly designed program using Python could have put it there.

I wouldn't delete the folder itself but anything that puts itself in a temporary folder ought to expect to be deleted at some stage.

Update:
Running Disk Cleanup got rid of it.

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dd5087 RE: Python found in Temp Folder
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I ran the Windows 7 Disk Cleanup tool this morning and it removed it from the Temp folder, so all is well, I think.
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