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JRT & Temporary files

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As you already stated, they are temporary internet files. Some of them however may be malicious.

They are purged for a few reasons.. primarily:


1) Some malware may be hiding in these types of folders. -- Examples below


2) They accumulate over time filling up your hard drive / SSD (something I'd consider "junk"). -- Examples below


and finally, in years of examining computers, I have yet to see anything important being automatically added to these folders.

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There aren't any official recommendations on it but it is primarily intended to use when someone is experiencing problems with their computer and/or they suspect they may have some type of adware infection due to pop ups, redirects while browsing, and/or if they started to notice a bunch of programs lying around on the desktop/Add/Remove programs that you know you didn't intentionally install which are known as potentially unwanted programs/applications or PUPs/PUAs. Full description here: https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwareremovaltool/

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