If you’ve got Kaspersky Antivirus or Internet Security installed on your computer, you’ll notice an increase in disk space. The space is usually accumulated through temporary files kept by Kaspersky. I was able to free about 1.3 1 GB of space off my computer by eliminating the temporary files that comprised around 200+ files with a size of 5MB (Approx).
Here’s how to clear the space on your hard drive by following the easy steps listed below.
1. Go to Kaspersky settings > options, and disable the Self-Defense option.
2. You can now exit Your Kaspersky software ( KAV or KIS ).
3. Allow “Show Hidden files and folders” option in the options for folders.
4. Go to C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataKaspersky LabAVP8
5. Navigate to your “Data” folder where you will find a variety of files referred to like av1A.tmp, av2A.tmp, etc. as well as other folders and files.
Select all files with the .tmp extension and then delete all other files and folders. After that, delete all temporary files, i.e. .tmp files. Be sure to not delete any other files. Now you will see a drastic decrease in the disk space.
6. Now , start Kaspersky and then turn on Self-Defense.
It is safe to delete these files since these are just temporary file that were previously used by Kaspersky. I’ve tried it on my own computer So don’t be concerned.
Update – Windows 7 & Vista users need to open this path: C:ProgramDataKaspersky LabAVP9BasesCache to find the .tmp files and delete them.