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Windows users sometimes find files in their C:\TEMP folder that contain an "sqlite" prefix. These files where put there by programs that use SQLite. Very often, the program that generates these files is McAfee Anti-Virus, though other programs from other manufacturers might also do the same thing.

    (2007-09-13): Other popular windows programs that are known to be using SQLite include:
    • AOL mail
    • Skype
    • Firefox
    • Adobe Lightroom

Be assured that SQLite has not infected your computer. The "sqlite" files in the C:\TEMP folder are harmless. These files contain information that the McAfee Anti-Virus program needs to do its job. You cannot delete these files when Mcafee Anti-Virus is running because McAfee Anti-Virus is using them. If you turn off McAfee Anti-Virus, the files should go away on their own. If they do not, you can safely delete them.

SQLite is not itself a computer program or application. SQLite is a database library that is used by McAfee Anti-Virus (as well as countless other programs.) Mcafee does not compensate the SQLite development team for their use of SQLite. SQLite is public-domain software so Mcafee is fully within their rights to use SQLite without compensation - indeed the developers of SQLite encourage companies to use SQLite freely just as Mcafee is doing. But on the other hand, since the SQLite team has not been compensated in any way by Mcafee and has no control over nor access to Mcafee's software, the SQLite team cannot take any responsibility for what Mcafee does with the SQLite library.

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