I am using runalg (qgis:joinattributesbylocation) on two QgsVectorLayer objects. At the end of my script I'm trying to delete all the files created during the script. I can delete everything except the .shp and .dbf files from the two input vector layers for the process algorithm above. I remove all layers from the QgsMapRegistry before I try to delete the files. I've tried deleting all variables pointing to the layers, still doesn't work. The file lock remains until I exit QGIS. I tried the workaround posted here and it doesn't work for me, re-adding and removing the layers from the registry doesn't work. I also created new layers with the same files, added those to the registry, and then remove those, still no luck. The only way I can delete the files is to close QGIS.