Temporary Internet Files and CPF 2.3.1.20 BETA.

I reported this with the last beta but never got an official reply. At least one other person said they also had the problem.

I have the option set to clear my TIF cache when I close my browser. IE6 btw. The option I have set appears in the attachment below.

After closing my browser the cache is still full. If I kill CPF.EXE the cache clears just fine when I close my browser. It looks as though CPF has a lock on the TIF folder or perhaps the INDEX.DAT file contained within.

Clearing the TIF via manual methods works fine. It is only through the clear option when CPF.EXE is running that it does not work.

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CPF does not put any locks on temporary internet files. It does not check anything in that folder either.

It is using internet explorer activex in its GUI. If this causes your problem, then it will be solved in next stable release because we dont use it anymore.

Just thought I show you that a program I use that displays opened files reports that my TIF is being used by CPF.EXE. It doesn’t appear to be locked however as I am pretty sure it was in the last beta.

index.dat D:\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat 0x280 7/9/2006 12:04:01 PM 7/17/2006 1:19:50 PM A 3,145,728 * * * * 0x0012019f 0 3012 CPF.exe C:\Program Files\Comodo\Personal Firewall\CPF.exe

Sure. I think it is because of the internet explorer activex control.

OK… I’ll wait until you get rid of the activex control.

Just as an aside, I use a browser called AM Browser, which is an IE6 wrapper, similar to Maxthon. It utilises the core IE components but presents them within its own GUI. It has an option to clear all TIFs on exit and it does this by means of the IE control components. If I set IE to clear all TIFs, browse using IE, TIFs remain. If I browse using AM Browser, TIFs get cleared.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Ewen :slight_smile: