Large cache files are not cleaned as expected in Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

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Symptoms

On a computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, when you use Internet Explorer 10, some large cache files are not cleaned.

For example, consider the following scenario:
  • You browse to a webpage to play a digital video that is larger than 225 megabytes (MB) by using Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer 10.
  • You close Internet Explorer, and you wait for some time. For example, you wait for more than one hour.
  • You check the file size of the Flash video cache file again.

In this scenario, the Flash video cache file is not cleaned. 

Resolution

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 2761465.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2761465 MS12-077: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: December 11, 2012

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2790982 - Last Review: December 14, 2012 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Internet Explorer 10
Keywords: 
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