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Why does Firefox keeps manufacturing etilqs files on my hard drive which tend to be 1-3gb in size?
After searching online I found other firefox support faq sites that list the etilqs files as something firefox creates. As I use firefox daily, I also have to go into the windows/temp file to delete out these etilqs files that have added up to be over 10gb in size but daily tend to be about 3gb in size. This is a pc that's a few years old & has about 30gb of free space left so it's a daily hassle to delete out these files. In the firefox options it says that it's using 302mb of offline storage yet in the windows/temp file I have 8 files labeled etilqs which total 4gb in size. I'm at my wit's end almost & considering just not using firefox again due to this ongoing problem.
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That are temporary SQLITE database files (etilqs is sqlite spelled backwards). Such files shouldn't be here. The presence of such files can be caused by security (anti-virus software) that keeps a handle on such files for inspection and makes it impossible to remove them.
You need to check such software and exclude that folder from their scans.
When I attempt to delete the etilqs file I am informed that it can't be deleted, the file is being used by FireFox. Not a security application.