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vpns.timewarnercable.com/vpnspush/v1_5/check?_=xxxxxxxxxx

Went to clear the cache on IE11, and it was taking an excessively long time.  I looked in the folder at %appdata%/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files and found it filled with the file URL https://vpns.timewarnercable.com/vpnspush/v1_5/check?_=xxxxxxxxxx.  The files are zero bytes in length, but there were over 150,000 of them. 

 

I finally managed to purge these, but then noticed that new ones were being written to the folder at about 1 a minute.  This is without IE11 even being open. 

 

What are these files, and how do I stop them from overwhelming the cache?

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Re: vpns.timewarnercable.com/vpnspush/v1_5/check?_=xxxxxxxxxx


@ddeerrff wrote:

Went to clear the cache on IE11, and it was taking an excessively long time.  I looked in the folder at %appdata%/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files and found it filled with the file URL https://vpns.timewarnercable.com/vpnspush/v1_5/check?_=xxxxxxxxxx.  The files are zero bytes in length, but there were over 150,000 of them. 

 

I finally managed to purge these, but then noticed that new ones were being written to the folder at about 1 a minute.  This is without IE11 even being open. 

 

What are these files, and how do I stop them from overwhelming the cache?


Are you by any chance running a VPN connection?  The file name does lead me to think that direction.   If so, your beef is with either Microsoft or the VPN software writers who decided to write those expired null files into IE11's trash location but not mark them for automatic deletion at shutdown.

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Re: vpns.timewarnercable.com/vpnspush/v1_5/check?_=xxxxxxxxxx

That was my first thought too, but this machine has never seen any VPN software. 

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Re: vpns.timewarnercable.com/vpnspush/v1_5/check?_=xxxxxxxxxx

Possible spam virus malware attack from the WAN masquerading as TWC/spectrum...

Change router manufacture to get a different public ip and see if this nonsense stops.

I assume you know about Win 10's probably illegal use of unknowing users machines to do peer to peer OS upgrades? If not turn it off and let them pay for server bandwidth themselves. It is a huge security risk experts see being exploitable.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2955491/windows/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-using-your-pcs-bandwidth-...

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Re: vpns.timewarnercable.com/vpnspush/v1_5/check?_=xxxxxxxxxx

Found it.  It was coming from TWC's "VoiceZoneConnect"