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What is Temp File etilqs xKTXRBvWnu6?

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Every time I open my Firefox browser Win Patrol reports a hidden file. I'm using XP Pro with SP2 and they are always in C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp. These files always have etilqs as the prefix with the last group of numbers and letters changing at the next time I open Firefox. This is beyond inconvenient, it is more annoying almost harassment, having to respond to WinPatrol's report. There is no way to ignore it in Win Patrol's settings so I have to either uninstall Win Patrol or Firefox. Do you know what these hidden temp files are and how I can stop them from being a constant nuisance every time I try to use Firefox? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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WinPatrol is nagging you about those because you enabled the Monitor Hidden Files option, which isn't recommended.

For instance, you may see many files that start as etilqs_ followed by random names. These are database files used by the public domain database called SQLite. Both Chrome and FireFox use SQLite to store data including cookies.  Another common hidden legitimate file will start with api-ms-win- or ext-ms-win.
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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

WinPatrol is nagging you about those because you enabled the Monitor Hidden Files option, which isn't recommended.

For instance, you may see many files that start as etilqs_ followed by random names. These are database files used by the public domain database called SQLite. Both Chrome and FireFox use SQLite to store data including cookies.  Another common hidden legitimate file will start with api-ms-win- or ext-ms-win.
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Thank you, Gingerbread Man! I didn't know that monitoring hidden files was such a bad idea. I've changed the settings and problem is solved.