The temporary files created by the Symantec Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Agent are listed in the following table.
|Agent Temp File Extension||Location||Rationale||Related features||Frequency|
|.VEP||Agent installation directory, temp folder||These files are actually copies of original files created to facilitate content scanning by endpoint agent.||Local Disk Monitoring||For each scan request|
|. acv, .shv||Agent installation directory, temp folder||In case an application opens the file in exclusive mode or access violation, Agent creates a local copy of the original file for scanning.
Number of files can be limited by configuring FileSystem.MAX_BACKLOG.int under advanced agent settings.
|All features||Only in special cases|
|<Uuid>.tmp||User specific temporary directory||Outlook and Lotus Notes attachments are saved locally on the disk so that agent could scan these files.||Outlook or Lotus notes||For each scan request involved in attachment scan|
|.dlp||User specific temporary directory||These files are created for submitting text based content to the Agent while monitoring various applications. Normally, the file size is very small.||Clipboard, Print/FAX, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Outlook, Lotus Notes||For each scan request|
|<no extention>||Agent installation directory, buffer folder||Detection text extraction/Sub file extraction from the container files like .Zip.||All features||For each scan request involved in file scan request|
|.snp||Agent installation directory, temp folder||Snapshot files created for taking backup of existing files so as to restore them in case of prevent action. Can disable .snp file creation by toggling the setting FileSystem.ENABLE_FILE_RESTORATION.int in the Advanced Settings page (change it to 0).||Removable Media, Network Share||If existing file is being overwritten|