tmp folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kim's mom, May 8, 2011.

  1. kim's mom macrumors newbie

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    Can I get rid of files in 'tmp' foldr that is on my hard drive? I am getting rid of things that are questionable since a warning came up about a trojan, that I think was a trojan trying to get me to open it. The file is labeled hsperfdata - I can't find any info on what this is.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need to get rid of it. It's created by Java and even if you delete it, it will likely re-create it. It has nothing to do with any trojan. You shouldn't delete things unless you know what they are. You could end up deleting something needed by Mac OS X or by a legitimate app.

    What warning did you receive about a trojan? From what software? Have you installed any pirated software? Or did you get the warning by visiting a website? It's very important that you read the following link.

    There has never been a virus in the wild that affects Mac OS X since it was released 10 years ago. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some education and common sense and care in what software you install:
     

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