FAP****.tmp files appear on my desktop when I download anything?

  Graphicool1 16:34 13 Nov 2012

Windows 7

FAP**.tmp files appear on my desktop when I download anything? This only started about an hour ago and at the moment there 46. Each one has a different number hence the astrixes. Once they appear the don't go unless I delete them. If I right click on any one of them under the tab 'General' it says...

Type of file: TMP File (.tmp)

Opens with: Windows Shell Common (then it shows a button marked 'Change')

Down the bottom under the heading 'Attributes:' there two boxes 'Read-Only' and 'Hidden'. What would happen if I were to check the 'Hidden' box?


(1) - What are they?

(2) - Should they be going in the 'temp' file?

(3) - How do I get rid of them?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:24 13 Nov 2012

What program id you use to download? Firefox?

What size arr the files 0Kb?

  Graphicool1 18:01 13 Nov 2012

I haven't just downloaded Firefox, I downloaded that years ago?

The 'tmp' files are 0 bytes

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:35 13 Nov 2012

Were you using Firefox to download? or do you use a download accelerator program?

  Graphicool1 18:41 13 Nov 2012

Firefox 'Yes'

Accelerator 'No'

  Graphicool1 18:50 13 Nov 2012

Just prior to all this I installed a programme called 'WinZip' but then I uninstalled it almost imeadiately. Because when I opened it, it turned out to be a trial. Not free as I thought.

When it was installing it said it had to associate itself with 'Windows Shell'

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:11 13 Nov 2012

Have you recently had a flash player update?

  Graphicool1 19:44 13 Nov 2012

Yes, a few days ago. But this thing only started this afternoon?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:47 13 Nov 2012

Try uninstalling and reinstalling Flash Player to re-establish the file associations in Windows shell

  Graphicool1 13:18 15 Nov 2012

Thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ that did the trick.

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