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    virto Guest

    Default ffffffffffff.ISW

    What exactly are all these hundreds (sometimes thousands) of fffffffffffffffff.ISW files that are showing up in the Windows Temp section??
    They are easily removed, however, before using forcefield the # of temp files were approx. 2000, now they are in the 10,000 range, most of these files are ffffffffffffffffff.ISW.
    What is going on with that??

    PS - I use Vista.
    Also when I turne forcefield off and clean the temp files and come back later, there are no ffffffffffffffffffff.ISW files.

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    Default Re: ffffffffffff.ISW

    Hi!
    its the browser virtual data saved by ZAFF.
    You should not remove it with normal cleaners, it may create problems to display web site afterwords... you can clean that temp directory by going into the advanced FF option and clean the virtual data.

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    I really do not know what ZAFF means (sorry!).
    I use Norton 360 (2.3.1.4).
    And I use Norton to
    "run file cleanup."
    It does delete the ffffffffffffffff.ISW files.

    I guess the ulitmate question is. . . .are the fffffffffffffff.ISW files a normal function of forcefield?
    If so, fine. . . .if not, then what. . .a bug??

    Thanks....!
    As a PS - I did try to download the Zone Alarm "try-out". . . but it won't take, claiming a driver-monitro
    conflict (whatever that means).
    I have Vista Home Premium.


    Message Edited by Virto on 08-27-2008 07:50 AM

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    Default Re: ffffffffffff.ISW

    Hi!
    ZAFF = Zone Alarm Force Field. Sorry for the acronym.

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    virto Guest

    Default Re: ffffffffffff.ISW

    Thanks.


    Out of curiosity what are these fffffffffff.isw files??
    Asking because force field generates hundreds (sometimes thousands) of these temp files.

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    Hi!
    they are the browser temporary files... the WEB cache.
    In normal circumstances these are saved within the browser, but with ZAFF they are isolated (the virtual data).

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    Default Re: ffffffffffff.ISW

    <blockquote><hr>fax wrote:
    Hi!
    its the browser virtual data saved by ZAFF.
    You should not remove it with normal cleaners, it may create problems to display web site afterwords... you can clean that temp directory by going into the advanced FF option and clean the virtual data.

    Cheers,
    Fax
    <hr></blockquote>



    Any reason as to why &quot;normal cleaners&quot; should not be used??? I've been using the Window Washer (Webroot) without any problems whatsoever...... it cleans all those &quot;ffffffffffffff&quot; files very effectively. It would have been a nice option for FF to remove them automatically as you exit out of IE. If not removed.... they swell up to an enormous amount. I'm pretty certain that IE8 will have that option....

    Message Edited by Stealth on 09-04-2008 07:29 AM

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    Default Re: ffffffffffff.ISW

    Hi!
    manual cleaners may impact the ability of correct displaying of web pages after the cleaning.
    If you see red X on pages with ForceField (FF) this is due to the removal of those temp folder.
    If not, then you are fine...

    Those temporary files are the web cache of FF. They are kept separate and isolated.
    If you want to clean them then just go to the advance option of FF and push on 'clear virtual data'.
    Wait 2/3 minutes before reloading a web page. It takes sometimes to clean all those files.

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    So why does ZAFF not clear them? It clears some but leaves others that increase every time I look. Using clear virtual data does not clear them all. If I live long enough they will fill my drive.
    Last edited by number; July 31st, 2010 at 09:04 AM.

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    Default Re: ffffffffffff.ISW

    Hello,

    please note that we are all users here. To know how ZA works you will need to contact ZA directly. Links in my signature.

    ... and no they cannot fill-in your HD if you clean your virtual data. If they do there is certainly something wrong there

    By the way you already asked this here:
    http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?t=73434

    Please do not duplicate posts on the same issue continue in the same thread.

    Thanks.

    Cheers,
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    Last edited by fax; August 1st, 2010 at 01:44 AM.

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