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    Default C:\Windows\System32\PerfStringBackup.TMP

    What the heck is this file C:\Windows\System32\PerfStringBackup.TMP that my computer is writing to like 100000 times a day and killing my SSD? I tried renaming it or setting it to write only but it just makes PerfStringBackup.TMP1, PerfStringBackup.TMP2, PerfStringBackup.TMP3, ... .no end.

    Says that it's being written by WMIADAP.exe.

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    Default Re: C:\Windows\System32\PerfStringBackup.TMP

    First things first, run anti-virus check. Even if you're using one, use one or two free online ones:

    HouseCall - Free Online Virus Scan - Trend Micro USA
    Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner
    http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

    and also run malwarebytes anti-malware:
    Malwarebytes

    Sounds like a virus or malware to me.

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    Default Re: C:\Windows\System32\PerfStringBackup.TMP

    virus, see this for help
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    Default Re: C:\Windows\System32\PerfStringBackup.TMP

    Thanks guys I'll give it a try.

 

 

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