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How to Delete Temporary Files of Kaspersky From PC

Written by Sibtain Ali. Posted in How To, PC, Windows

Kaspersky Internet security

Many users are having Kaspersky Internet Security on their PC for the security purpose. This is just because of the efficiency of the software. It includes almost everything that one can find in Kaspersky Antivirus as well as it offers two-way firewall, anti-spam similar more features.

But some people come up with a hitch with the software. Likewise other security software, Kaspersky Internet Security also stores temporary files deep in the hard drive. And it does occupy space in your system. I found it to take almost ~1200 MB of the drive space on my system. This could be a reason for low disk space on one’s system, so one may be looking forward for a way to safely remove those temporary files. We are providing you a way to do so.

Step 1:

Click on the Kaspersky icon on system tray area to open Kaspersky Homescreen.

Step 2:

Tap to Settings and go to Advanced Settings

Settings

Step 3:

Disconnect internet to temporarily disconnect Kaspersky.

Step 4:

In Advance Settings Click Self-Defense option on Left and you will see an option Enable Self Defense on right pane, uncheck it. Click Apply and then OK.

Self Defense

Step 5:

Right-click on Kaspersky system tray icon > click Exit button.

Step 6:

Now Open Windows installation drive and then navigate to “ProgramData\Kaspersky Lab\AVP12\Data\Updater”

Before moving on to view ProgramData folder make sure that you have enabled show hidden files and folder option.

Temporary Files

For thisopen up Folder Options dialog by clicking on Organize, switch to View and then locate the entry named Show hidden files and folders to and enable it.

Step 7:

Now you will find Temporary Files folder, select it and delete it. This is simply what you have to do.

Deleting Folder

Step 8:

Now again run Kaspersky, enable Self Defense by following the same procedure i.e.  Navigate to Settings and then Advanced settings.

This is the most convenient and simple way and yes of course safe one to delete temporary files form your system to make some space on your drive. 

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