This thread is about the application TFC.exe by OldTimer
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Although this is NOT the "Critical Issue"
Since quoting to many members to use TFC (Temp File Cleaner) during the course of Malware removal support. I have found that it always removes about 30+ Meg more than CCleaner
This got me thinking, why doesn't the highly respected CCleaner also find and remove this extra 30 Meg?
I then confirmed (through a lot of going back and forward) that the 30 Meg removed was from Firefox cache
In particular on my XP machine:
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profilename>
So back to CCleaner, I confirmed all settings (ie remove Firefox cache) was confirmed. But still it did not remove what TFC did (?)
No issue, I'll just contact CCleaner forums and ask them
I created a thread, and asked support why they didn't remove the 30+ Meg, that TFC did.
I received some general support on checking about:config, and confirming Firefox closed etc
Hmm, no help there! Edit Actually CCleaner did help me in looking further into this
I think I better confirm what files are being removed exactly. And if they are safe to remove.
Here are the files:
- XPC.mfl FastLoad cache file for user interface components data.
- XUL.mfl FastLoad cache file for user interface extensions data.
- urlclassifier3.sqlite Phishing protection data.
Should this file be removed?, I thought
Further investigation yielded NO Oh dear!
Only way to (re)confirm, go to Mozilla.org and ask
I created a bug report referring to the 3rd party cleaning tool > TFC.exe
And asked the importance of the file, and if it could even be moved to another folder (through my investigation I found that it had originally resided in: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profilename> many years ago )
Well, what a shock, it was found that urlclassifier3.sqlite Should Not Be Removed
I better locate where TFC comes from, and let them know to take it down and fix it!
I updated my topic at CCleaner forum and thanked Mozilla for their support.
I then created a new topic at Geekstogo (this one) in the hope that they give this the utmost of attention
My related topics (offsite):
Mozilla: urlclassifier3.sqlite automatically removed by 3rd party program
CCleaner: User's FireFox cache not emptied
Can Support here please confirm my findings and look into this?
Presently I am not quoting to use TFC by OldTimer, until this is resolved.
Edited by kimsland, 07 March 2010 - 11:16 PM.