The other day my firewall indicated that someone was trying to scan my computer so as a precaution I carried out a virus scan but this was very very slow.
On checking for any abnormalities I did find over 63,000 .cpy files in the temp folder of my c:\restore folder.
I have temporarily turned Restore off and it is my intention to delete these files. the first one I tried to delete, I get a message come up that Windows cannot delete as the file may be in use. How can a .cpy file be in use??
Firstly is it safe to delete these files and Secondly how do I delete the files that my system will not let me. Thirdly hopefully when I have deleted can I turn the "Restore" feature back on and make a restore point as usual
Personally i don't use System Restore but i'm sure i've flushed the Restore Directory like this before.
Why do you want to flush the restore folder anyway?
Someone Scanning your PC is an outside event and nothing to do with anything on your PC. Bit like a burglar walking past to see if your doors and windows are secure. Doesn't mean he has an accomplice inside!