Pear upgrade Security Error

So I’ve installed Pear onto a Windows machine. Coming back to it a few weeks later to check it’s all working still and going to do a pear upgrade pear in the command prompt I’m greeted with an error:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>pear upgrade pear
SECURITY ERROR: Will not write to C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\pear\cache\ce
bfc2db563cacd14abbf18f437cc384rest.cacheid as it is symlinked to C:\Users\user\A
ppData\Local\Temp\pear\cache\cebfc2db563cacd14abbf18f437cc384rest.cacheid - Poss
ible symlink attack
upgrade failed

It’s a nice easy fix. Delete everything in the pear cache folder. In this instance that folder is: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\pear\cache

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Andy has been in IT support in the academic industry for over 7 years now, with an in-depth knowledge of both Windows and Unix based systems.

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