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Something's eating my C:\ memory space

Q: Something's eating my C:\ memory space

Okay, so I have had this problem for quite a while now. I've solved it in the past by re-installing Windows XP, and everything goes fine for a while after that, until it comes back.

There are fluctuations in the C:\ drive free memory space. Sometimes I'm notified that I don't have enough space, and sometimes it goes up to 1 GB or more, for no reason at all (apparently). Sometimes I notice the number going down before my eyes. While I've been typing this message, it's gone from 1,37 GB to 1,85 MB.

I do not have unnecessary programs installed on C:\, nor do I have a large amount of stuff on Desktop or My Documents.

I've run cleaners that delete temporary files and other such things to get more space, but it just doesn't work anymore. Our computer has 2 separate accounts, for me and my brother. We deleted our dad's account and it freed some more space, but it's going down again. I have tried clearing my brother's temps as well, with the CCleaner, but still no results for the long term.

My question is...is this some kind of virus? Because I can't believe that it keeps coming back, despite having reinstalled WinXP so many times to get rid of it. I have an anti-virus and my computer is, as far as I know, virus and spyware free.

So if it's not a virus, then could it be some sort of hardware-originating problem? I really don't know what to do anymore.

I'd appreciate very much if you could help me out with this.

Thanks in advance,

~ Kitty

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A: Something's eating my C:\ memory space

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I am new to this world so kindly excuse my lack of information
i've got 2 files(BrowserHelper & BrowserHelperbk) in my C drive eating up 160 gb space
i'm not able to delete as it says these two files are open in update helper
i've attached a link to image for my problem kindly go through and recommend be the solution 
 URL : http://postimg.org/image/o3hpkhuhd/

A:eating up of space

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I realize that Howard can't fix everything, everywhere, all the time, the man has saved me (With help from friends) over the last 48 hours, but my main C drive has something wrong where files or junk is being written to it somehow to fill it up. Two days ago I had 11 GB on my C drive ad now I have 1. I ran chkdsk but I can't perform the repair feature, do I need a Windows disk to do that or be on as an admin?

Also, how would I go about re-joining a partition? MY C drive is an 80 GB drive, which I partioned off 20 gb for backup stuff a year ago and never used it. Can I rejoin them somehow in Windows or do I need to do something in DOS? Does Partion magic or any of those programs do anything like this? I know y'all are the best so someone has to have SOME kind of advice for me...both problems are pretty huge to me since I wanna install stuff soon so...plz...help!!

A:Something eating up HD space!

Type WindowKey+R, then type in "cmd" and press enter. On the commandline type in the following one line at a time followed by enter/return:

del /F /S /Q %tmp%
del /F /S /Q %windir%\Temp\
del /F /S /Q %windir%\Prefetch\
dir %tmp%
dir %windir%\Temp

The last two just show you what the contents of the temporary folders are after, so you can see if any of them didn't get deleted.

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I have a laptop with only 896mb RAM, which I've come to realise is pretty pathetic. Whilst I have a few gigabytes of free space, when I have a programme open that uses a lot of RAM, such as a game, I find that my disk space disappears. I've read that when the computer is restarted that it corrects itself, but it's just not happening with me, or it takes hours / days to correct itself. Is there anything I can do? I run CCleaner, RAM and HD defrags etc, but I'm stuck here with 85mb free space when I know I have at least 3gb free (probably more given the amount of times in the past this has happened).

Any help greatly appreciated.

A:RAM eating up HD space?

Without knowing more about your computer, it is hard to even hazard guesses.
Make and model of computer
Operating system
Size of the hard drive.
Actual amount of RAM installed. Number and size of sticks.

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Hi Everyone,
After wiping some egg off my face with Dell,I feel I may have more after this post, but honestly, I'm stumped...here's the S.P;

I have a 160GB HDD in my notebook and installed Acronis Secure Backup not too long ago. I also setup Acronis SecureZone and allocated more space over time to keep up with incremental backups and what have you.

Well after I got a viral\malware based issue I worried that securezone might have backed up a rather iffy image and so proceeded to remove secure zone which had eaten about 100GB of space leaving me with a paltry 60GB which has about 5.5GB free. I released the used space by acronis and was a bit disappointed to find no change in capacity available on the C:/OS drive partition and that I only had about 17% left of free space.

I later found that I had to re-allocate the free space via Computer Mgmt in Ctrl panel, but it would only let me allocate a new drive letter to the space. So now I have a new drive with 100GB and my op system running near full and giving me hell. I tried to re-allocate the swap file to another partiton for extra flexibility and to hopefully avoid crummy performance due to an already cramped O.S drive.

I still have an almost full OS partition and the real bummer is that I have looked through all the folders that might be to blame, my pics folder is only 2.6 GB and music about 3GB if that. Barely any space taken by documents. I have run CCleaner and no change. What is taking up all my space.... Read more


You could try SequoiaView, to see what files are taking up all of your space.

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Hi there,

Pls help me to clean this thingy which is eating up my HD space.
My HJT log as below.

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:46:29 AM, on 3/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Media Gateway\MediaGateway.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\optimize.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\Msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://www.971searchbox.com/sp2.php
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.971search... Read more

A:Something is eating up my HD space!

Hello caska,

Please copy this page to Notepad since you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out these instructions. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.

Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link doesn't work) and install it. Do not run it yet.

Download ETRemover Do not run it yet.

Download Hoster Do not run it yet.


Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading:
* select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
*Also, make sure there is no checkmark beside Hide file extensions for known file types.
* Click OK.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.


Run ETRemover.exe now. When it's done, follow the prompts, but don't restart yet. Do the below fixes first.


Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Star... Read more

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Eventually, I'll run outta space.. Anyways, I noticed like 3 weeks ago that I had less than 200MB on my C drive and so I did a disk cleanup and then it went up to about 600-700MB but then a couple days later I find out I have less than 200MB left again so I do disk cleanup again BUT the space it goes to is only around 300MB. This is happening over and over again and I have been deleting/moving some of my bigger programs/files from C to my D drive but eventually it looks like I am going to end up with no space at all.

This could be related to a virus I had earlier but I cleaned up my computer from help from the Malware/Adware section and I just did a full scan again with Malware Bits and Bytes and there was nothing wrong. I did a disk check also and it found no errors. I don't know if this is related but I also can't hear sound online but I can hear it offline and programs that I download sometimes don't install because they are always found as corrupt.

I don't know if this belongs here so I'm sorry if it doesn't.

A:Something is constantly eating up my space

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hey, this forum is really awesome and i'm hoping i can get some help from you guys. something has been eating up my disk space very quickly. i am constantly below 200mb and when i free up some space giving myself at least 1gb, it's back down to less than 200mb in no time without me having downloaded or installed anything! i'm not sure if this will help but here's the hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:15:15 AM, on 5/26/2008
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://start.verizon.net//
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A:something eating up disk space!?

Your log looks clean...

Try turning System Restore off to flush out existing restore points (or shrinking the amount of space it uses) and then re-enabling it.


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Hi there,

My computer keeps informing me of low disk space. Particularly in the D drive. When I look into the drive there is absolutely nothing there that could possibly be taking up so much space.
A couple weeks ago we did a system restore and that changed the space issue, but for the last two days it has come back again.

I did the preparation bits mentioned on the forum page. When running the Gmer program I encountered some issues. Halfway through the computer had to restart itself showing a blue screen with lots of writing on it which I couldnt catch as it was up for a matter of seconds. When the computer restarted windows popped up a message, the problem details were:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: CD140000
BCP2: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement:
The other scans went through fine. the details of those are below.


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Josy at 15:06:18.03 on 03/03/2011
Internet ... Read more

A:infected with something-eating up my space

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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So i brought a new Compaq Presario A900 laptop last month (26th April to be precise), this thing is supposed to have a 160 GB hard disk, it came with two partitions, one of 139 GB and other of 9.65 GB which has system restore files on it.

As it is 10 gb is missing (im not sure how this happens)

And since then, something is eating up disk space in bouts of gbs, like i have stored only about 5.35 + 1 GB (for program files from my side if u take), rest is supposed to be windows stuff.

Oh yes one thing, this thing has windows vista on it and im new to vista. i dont have technical know how of its page file system or system restore or whatever... but i really wish to know and stop whatever is eating up my disk space, coz now im left with only 96 GB (i should be having atleast 115 or sth)

Anyone got any clue?

A:Who/what is eating up my disk space?

scorpion_1112 said:

this thing is supposed to have a 160 GB hard disk, it came with two partitions, one of 139 GB and other of 9.65 GB which has system restore files on it.

As it is 10 gb is missingClick to expand...

That's because storage manufacturers count bytes differently from customers. To a manufacturer GB is 1,073,741,824 bytes (2^30), to a customer it's 1,000,000,000 bytes, so there's already a 70/73.7 MB difference in just one gigabyte.

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Hi, I just downloaded Windows Vista SP2, and it said the file was just 700 or so Megabytes, but after installing it I saw that my HDD space went down 25GB, anyone knows why this happened or what I shall do to fix this. Any help. Thanks.

A:Vista eating up HDD space

The download is compressed, it's 745 MB
SP2 requires 3.2 GB to 5 GB for an x64-based system, more if you have language packs installed.
Not sure if that includes the space needed for the backup of the current files so you can uninstall it.
25 GB does seem a bit much though, unless it didn't delete some temp files.

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Hey guys the CSC folder in 1 of our computers in the network is taking so much spaces i found this impossible since offline files is disabled on this computer and disk cleanup cant get rid of it. Im planning ti delete the contents oc CSC folder manually but i dont know if its safe... can i have you suggestions... many thanks

A:C:\windows\csc eating to much hdd space

Hi cryingvalor !

Don't know much about the offline files cache since I don't use XP Pro, but check this link to reset the settings and delete the cache :
How to re-initialize the offline files cache and database

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Hi! I bought a new laptop and I seem to notice that every time I use it, the storage space decreases by 5 gigs or more depending on the length of use. I use ccleaner but the storage space is still decreasing even though I haven't installed or downloaded any resource hog. There's also no virus since it's newly bought and I scanned it.

Your help/answers will be greatly appreciated.

BTW, I'm using Windows 7 Starter; I used the WinDirStat and found out that .dll/application extension use most of my storage space.

A:eating storage space...

Hello Louis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help with this. I would check OPTION 10 first in your case to see if that may the issue though.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I've found some great info so far lurking these forums, but this time it didn't seem to be enough.

My SSD C drive is losing .1 gig every couple minutes, and it's adding up fast.

What I have done already:
-disabled hibernate
-disabled system restore
-shouted obscenities at screen

It does it even when disconnected from the internet and with all windows closed.

Resource Monitor is indicating a lot write from ShaD172.tmp, which i think is nvidia shadowplay... but it's not recording or anything. I don't know how or why that would be eating my available disk space.

I'm installing WindirStat right now, hopefully that will provide some useful info. Please help, i've lost about a thrid of a gig just while typing this. That ain't right.

A:What is eating my C/ drive space?

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

Tree Size Free from the above link may do a better job of finding out what's using space.

Got any backup apps?

Use any so-called "cloud" services?

Done recent anti-virus and anti-malware scans?

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Hello, my local disk (C:\) is barely any files on it (except from some games) its aprox 17-18gb of games and stuff there, but when i run a disk analyzer it stands that its 45gb of files, and the only thing i have there is some text documents like some install s*** and stuff

here u can see:

A:My harddrive eating up space! :S

Quote: Originally Posted by LazyFunker

Hello, my local disk (C:\) is barely any files on it (except from some games) its aprox 17-18gb of games and stuff there, but when i run a disk analyzer it stands that its 45gb of files, and the only thing i have there is some text documents like some install s*** and stuff

here u can see:

Hi Lazyfunker,

It is system Restore points and Shadow Copies taking up the space. You can read Brink's tutorials on Disk Cleanup and System Restore.

System Restore

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

And also read this one, it will explain why it takes up space.

But Read the warnings, if you delete all but the last restore point to get your space back, you won't have the other points to fall back on if you need them.

System Restore - disk space - Vista Forums

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I have a computer operating on Windows 2000. It has hard disk of 10GB. I dont have many programs on the computer but I see almost 0 Bytes free. I checked the System32 folder and found some mybot2.txt and same name with different extentions of huge size. mybot2.txt itself was 4GB. I have deleted that file the same problem happened again. Is it a virus or some spyware program? Is there a way to get rid of this?
Any help will be highly appreciated.

here is the hijackthis output:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:08:26 AM, on 11/10/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray... Read more

A:mybot2 eating up HDD space

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Hi guys. This is my first post, and I have a feeling that it won't be my last!!

A few weeks ago my laptop (Windows XP SP2, 37Gb disk) flashed a message informing me that I was running low on disk space. I went through the disk clean-up procedure and gained a few hundred Mb then removed several programs which I had installed myself but used very rarely. I ended up with about 1Gb of free space after all this.

Soon afterwards (within minutes rather than hours) I noticed that the amount of disk space was decreasing. Within the space of about 20 mins it went from just over 1Gb to about 650Mb. When I looked again a few hours later it was down to about 600Mb.

I wondered if this might have been caused by automatic Windows updates being installed, but these are scheduled to occur in the early hours of the morning, not at the time I was carrying out the above procedures.

Other factors which might be relevant:

A few hours ago I removed two programs which accounted for well over 100Mb of disk space but the C: drive properties showed no significant increase in free disk space. The recycle bin was empty. In short, there was no discernible benefit in removing these programs

The Windows folder on my laptop accounts for 32Gb of disk space . . . . this strikes me as being far too much . . . is this normal?

I don't know whether I have a real problem with my laptop or whether this is normal.

Can anyone out there help me?

A:Something Is Eating My Disk Space

The size of the Windows folder can vary depending on your software configuration, but 32Gigs seems high . I would recommend you expand the folder so that you can better understand what is happening' a useful (and free) utility that will show the space taken by Windows and its sub-folders is TreeSize:http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtmlYou can also use the result to track major changes by printing off a report periodically.Let us know what it finds.Regards,John

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After disabling swap and cloning my Win2k SP4 from 120G Maxtor C: 2G partition on 320G Hitachi C: 2G partition the boot become extremely slow after winlogon kick in. Took like 10 minutes and about 20 sec one has to wait for every single click to get recognized, etc. System act very slow.All speed problems went away when using ProcView I changed the priority of winlogon.exe from High to Below Normal.But not ALL problems.Drive C: has ZERO free space - a huge problem. All the space is consumed by file 785584CF.dll in C:\WinNT\Temp directory. Any attempts to delete the file failed miserably. The file is locked by winlogon.exe and killing this process cause instant freeze. Using ProceXP I tried to close the file handle, to be able to delete it, yet once again - message invalid descriptor stopped me.It is possible to kill the file in DOS (Zip boot, C: is FAT32) but after new reboot - there we go again. Any free space on C: I managed to free get consumed again and very quickly...In short - it suxx.What is weird is, that any time I can boot using the old drive and it works w/o any these troubles. Now that is WEIRD.I tried SpyBoot (updated), Ad-Aware (updated) and Avast and Kaspersky (updated) to help me get rid of the virus/problem or what the hell this is, but none of them are successful. Avast, tough, find some ntkros.dll file the BSplayer put in my machine, witch make the old version of BSplayer finally run (the new one suxx badly) - but that is probably not related...An... Read more

A:785584cf.dll - Eating Cpu And Hdd Space

Hello trodas, welcome to BCI'd suggest from its name and temp file location that you follow these instructionsPreparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log

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Y'all recently helped me get rid of a kav0 infection, but now my computer is acting even more strangely. Basically, I'm getting messages every few minutes that I'm about to run out of disk space. I delete stuff, move stuff to my other hard drive, etc. but nothing seems to help, the space fills back up almost immediately.

I haven't done any risking surfing, so I think it was something that might have been lying dormant, or I just didn't notice until the damage was done, and it has to be something that survived the programs I ran to get rid of kav0. The only unusual internet activity recently was researching types of marble. . .not exactly high-risk surfing.

I'm running Win XP Pro

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Possible Infection Eating Hd Space?

I'm getting messages every few minutes that I'm about to run out of disk space.Can you be more specific? Where are the messages appearing, your system tray, desktop, etc? Can you provide a description of what they look like and exactly what they say?

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Hello all,

This is my first post in this forum so forgive me for being rather "NOOB-ish". But I bought my Sony VAIO laptop pre-installed with Vista Home last March and I have little knowledge with computer hardware and maintenance. I only know a lot about software & basic maintenance (msconfig, add/remove programs, and setting up a basic network) and since i've gotten my laptop I've been losing HD space slowly but surely.

I have a 160GB HD with not very much installed (Norton Security, Visual Studio, MS Office 2003, winamp, limewire, DC++, & infranview). I hate eating up HD space w/ useless programs and since this past summer I have lost 30+GBs of HD space with no idea of where it has gone.

When looking through the folders in 'MY COMPUTER' to see which folders were taking up much of the HD, I came across a hidden folder "ProgramData". I looked into "ProgramData" and there was an 'AOL' folder that contained "AolServiceHost" (which I also disabled in msconfig because it was using up major processing and RAM). I right-clicked to properties and saw that this particular AOL folder was using close to 70GB of my 160GB HD (containing nothing but .pak files).

Is this folder really necessary? Is there any way to delete this folder? I in no way use AOL for internet usage and deleted AOL upon receiving my laptop (because of how it manages to post itself all over your PC/laptop). I went to add/remove programs and did not see... Read more

A:AOL Folder eating up HD space

Hi Shook1

Something went fairly wrong with your un-installation of AOL -- those files should have been removed. No AOL related services should be starting (other than the AOL instant messenger - which you can use without having AOL as your ISP), if you are no longer using AOL as your provider. You certainly can delete the AOL files in the ProgramData folder - but you'll need to be logged on with Administrative rights to do so.

Vista's System Restore can take up a fair amount of space as well - but I'd expect that with a hard drive as large as yours, it shouldn't need much trimming. You can limit it's size if you'd like -- http://www.vista4beginners.com/Syste...ore-Space-Used

To help clean up other unnecessary temp files & to help clear your AOL tangle in the Registry, the only 'cleaner' software I recommend is CCleaner. Run the "Issues" cleaning function until CCleaner reports "no issues found" --- http://www.download.com/CCleaner/300...-10315544.html

Best of luck
. . . Gary

P.S. ... I generally recommend not using P2P programs like LimeWire - even if it pretends to legitimate use -- should you keep such a program, you'll need to be ultra-vigilant against malware infection.

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The last few days, something is eating my hard drive space at a terrific rate. Just yesterday, I've lost over 300 MB from my hard drive, despite my deleting over 200 MB of unused programs.

I followed all the directions given in the "Read This Before Posting a Hijackthis Log" thread and found only a few tracking cookies. No viruses, worms, Trojans, etc. I'm really afraid that I will soon be unable to use my computer.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:58:49 AM, on 8/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprOb... Read more

A:Something eating hard drive space

I just wanted to add something strange that is happening. I went outside for an hour or so. When I left, my disk free space was 477MB. When I returned, it was 507MB. In the interim, the computer was not connected to the Internet, nor was I doing anything with it.

Does this ring any bells?


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My computer is rapidly eating up disk space. I have worked with Broni to remove any virus or malware twice and he has indicated my computer is virus and malware free and recommended I come over to this thread. Something is using up my disk space. I look at overall space used vs space in all directories and it does not match. Overall space used increases and space in all directories is staying basically the same. Everytime I log on it uses up an additional 200Mbytes and I am running out of diskspace quickly. Can you please help me figure out how I can stop this activity and get back my diskspace. Thanks,...

A:Rapidly eating up disk space

Windows won't show the size of system files such as the swap file, page file, and Windows-generated drive backup images and restore files. To see them, download and install a tiny free program called WinDirStat, when in the program click on your boot drive and let it analyze your disk space. You should then see 2 or 3 large boxes among all the small files, hover the cursor over them and it will show the file name at the bottom of the window (page file, swap file, hibernation file, etc.). All can be reduced or eliminated by you setting the page file size or moving it to another drive, turning off hibernation, turning off System restore, etc. Log files, temp files, and index files can all be moved to another drive or partition. Ccleaner is a great free program to keep your system free of junk files, internet cache, and registry entries, and should be run at least weekly. It's a constant battle to preserve disk space, but these few tweaks will make it a lot easier.

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every boot of my laptop running windows 7 home premium. the hard drive C: increases and i dunno the reason. i mean i don't put up or download new files there. and also that i can't save any new file but can save existing files meaning overwriting them also can't download using "as" like save picture as. save webpage as. you get the idea. i don't know what caused it but it happened..
please help me out here. thanks!

here's some screens.


A:[SOLVED] Something's eating up my free space help!

Hi -

That is an odd error message.

Use TreeSize to determine space usage and what is using it.


Regards. . .



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Hi, I recently got a windows tablet that came out with windows 8. I have the option to upgrade for free to Win 10.

The problem is that my tablet only has 32Gb of space. So when I try to do the update to make a long story short the update fails and then restarts and then uses up space. Basically somewhere on the tablet is a lot of unfinished downloads. This has escalated up to the point where there is now almost no free space left.

I do not care that much for the windows 10 update at this stage, but what I do want is my free space back. I have tried CCleaner, windows disc cleanup.

How can I at least get rid of all that space the failed updates eats?

A:Windows 10 update eating space

With Windows 8 Bootable USB select "Repair My Computer". Refresh, Reset. You should be back to where you were, but to be sure, back up your data with whatever backup means your tablet has. It's also possible to make a Windows 10 bootable ISO.

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Hey guys, I really need your help...

I think I have a virus that is eating all my free disk space.. I lost 3 gigs in 10 minutes...

I have AVG Free, but it's not up to date and i can't update it because i have exactly 0 bytes of free disk space and when i click scan it doesn't do anything anyway.

Everytime i delete something to download a new anti virus the free space is eaten quicker than i can dload and install it. I can't even do a system restore because of the lack of space..

I have this log from Hijack this if it's any use:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:08:40, on 24/09/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall... Read more

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please help me my laptop is infected by a virus which eating up my disk space.Before, i had +/- 10Gb left, but now it's only +/- 6.3Gbi had used Combofix.exe. So, what should i do?the operation system i used is Windows 7

A:Virus eating up HDD disk space

Hello having run ComboFix we need to see that and a DDS log.Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.Skip the GMER step and instead post the ComboFix log you posted earlier.Let me know if that went well.

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hello all.
im having a problem where the available disk space on my laptop slowly dimishes. starts at 165gb free and over a few hours goes down to 0k. im not getting any low disk space warnings (its windows 7 so not sure if it tells you) unless i try and open a program, photo or whatever. ie has a problem where pages dont display properly after the space is a 0k, which i noticed before i noticed the disk space problem because of the lack of warnings.
available space restores back to 165gb on reboot then starts to diminish again.
ive spent what seems like an eternity looking for answers on the net and heres the few thing ive tried-
ive tried turning system restore off and back on again, no joy.
ive checked system shadow storage and is set to 1% not unbound so cant be that.
avg free doesnt find any viruses, nor does kaspersky lab with deep rootkit scan checked.
most of the threads ive found on this relate to hijackthis logs which is above my head. im computer literate as long as it involves clicking buttons and following comprehensive directions!

heres my log-

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:54:27, on 11/01/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

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I originally posted this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/31843/lost-hard-drive-space/ in hardware, and was told to see if you guys see anything that might be causing this problem. Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:49:04 PM, on 10/3/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\NPROTECT.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Password Manager\AcctMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:Eating up hard drive space

Welcome sunrise to Bleeping Computer.Open HijackThisPlace a check against each of the following, making sure you get them all and not any others by mistake:R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingF2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\Userinit.exeClose all programs leaving only HijackThis running. Click on Fix Checked when finished and exit HijackThis.***Download and install Cleanup from here (Alternate site if the above is not working, go Here)Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu).Set the program up as follows:Click "Options..."Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"Put a check next to the following (Make sure nothing else is checked!):Empty Recycle BinsDelete CookiesDelete Prefetch filesCleanup! All UsersClick OKPress the CleanUp! button to start the program.It may ask you to reboot at the end, click NO.*** Then, please run this online virus scan: ActiveScanCopy the results of the ActiveScan and paste them here along with a new HijackThis log.

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hi i have a problem with my fujitsu siemens 97120. I got a virus a long time ago that ate my harddrive space. i scaned my computer three times with eset smart security 4. After that i ran combofix. combofix got me like 400 mb more space. i cant seem to find the stupid virus. i have removed all temp files.thx in advance emalg.my combofix logComboFix 10-07-18.05 - Jonas 2010-07-19 19:56:31.1.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.46.1053.18.502.214 [GMT 2:00]K?rs fr?n: c:\documents and settings\alex\Mina dokument\H?mtade filer\ComboFix.exeAV: ESET Smart Security 4.0 *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}FW: ESET Personal firewall *disabled* {E5E70D32-0101-4340-86A3-A7B0F1C8FFE0} * Skapade en ny ?terst?llningspunkt * Resident AV is activeVARNINIG -?TERST?LLNINGSKONSOLEN (THE RECOVERY CONSOLE) ?R INTE INSTALLERAD P? DEN H?R DATORN !!.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Andra raderingar )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\windows\daemon.dllc:\windows\system32\Thumbs.db.(((((((((((((((((((((((( Filer Skapade fr?n 2010-06-19 till 2010-07-19 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2010-07-19 18:02 . 2010-07-19 18:02 -------- d-----w- C:\bd3e2e640f23a8dc1666de027ea82010-07-19 13:00 . 2010-07-19 13:00 -------- d-----w- C:\483682bf8fea2355422010-07-18 23:05 . 2010-07-18 23:05 -------- d-----w- C:\64fa4769b372e2398cdfb3fcf52010-07-18 17:59... Read more

A:virus eating my harddrive space

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Not sure what is going on, but I am running Windows 7 Professional. I noticed the other day I got a warning about my hard drive not having enough space. Troubled, I looked and saw that I didnt have any disk space left. I moved about 15Gb of data to a backup folder across the my network. It freed up some space, but it was temporary.. my hard drive keeps "filling" back up. I downloaded and ran Malwarebytes, but the scan came back clean. Just wondering now if it is a Windows 7 issues or possibly a hard drive issue. I have the DDS file if someone would want to take a look at it. Also, I am running Spyware Doctor from PC Tools as my antivirus.

A:Something eating up the available hard drive space...

Greetings sean75070 and Welcome to the Forums,

I wanted to say first thing that your hard drive will shrink somewhat from time to time just because of the System Restore feature...but of course, it shouldn't be anything that would cause a warning unless you just didn't have sufficient hard disk space to begin with. Windows 7 requires at least 30 gigs just to breathe. What size partition did you create for Windows 7? I'd like to see that DDS log if you don't mind. Thanks!

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:23:45 PM, on 16/6/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18248)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad&#... Read more

A:help! my c: hard disk space is eating itself up

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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No matter what I do, how much I delete, how often I empty the cache on my browsers, wipe the various temp folders, and run disk cleanup, my hard drive keeps filling up, and I cannot find where my disk space is going. I've run everything I can possibly think of to get rid of any sort of malware, and it just keeps happening.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:23:34 PM, on 7/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeD:\Program Files\freeFTPd\FreeFTPdService.exeD:\Program Files\No-IP\DUC20.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\TightVNC\WinVNC.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXED:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Fil... Read more

A:Something Is Eating My Hard Drive Space

Hello Belkorin, sorry for the delay. I'm just looking over your log and will get back to you soon.

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for the last few days i have had this problem on my C: drive, i had around 5 or 6gig but bit by bit the space is going down right in front of me, so i had to remove some files and programs and made some space but agian once i make the space its gone agian right back to 0 bytes, agian i have been trying to make space but the same thing keeps happening bit by bit it comes right back to 0 bytes agian, i also tried closing the system restore but never got any free space back from it,
i have tried a full system scan with Kaspersky, i used malwarebytes, i tried trojan remover, i tried SmitFraudFix but nothing helps am still stuck at square 1,
can you please help me sort this problem out because if nothing will solve it i will have to do a full system restore by using the recovery disk formatting the whole C: Drive

A:something is eating all my free space from my C: drive every second

Hi and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, as far as they possibly can, before posting for assistance.


If you have problems with any of the steps, simply move on to the next one and make a note of the problem in your reply.

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply - it may take a few days.

This thread will now be closed.

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my old post was closed for some reason which i don't know of thats the reason i am sending you the information agian below,

"for the last few days i have had this problem on my C: drive, i had around 5 or 6gig but bit by bit the space is going down right in front of me, so i had to remove some files and programs and made some space but agian once i make the space its gone agian right back to 0 bytes, agian i have been trying to make space but the same thing keeps happening bit by bit it comes right back to 0 bytes agian, i also tried closing the system restore but never got any free space back from it,
i have tried a full system scan with Kaspersky, i used malwarebytes, i tried trojan remover, i tried SmitFraudFix but nothing helps am still stuck at square 1,
can you please help me sort this problem out because if nothing will solve it i will have to do a full system restore by using the recovery disk formatting the whole C: Drive"

i was told to send you the information from GMER and dds, first i scan with GMER and at the end i got a message saying "GMER has not found any system modification",
than i used dds but when i double clicked the icon the promt window open but than i get a error message saying "C:\Documents and setting\username\local settings\Temp\9.tmp\edS.exe is not a valid Win32 appication" than i have to click ok and than it closes and won't go any futher,

so am kindda stuck i will be happy if you can help me out

A:something is eating all my free space from my C: drive every second


As per forum rules:



This refers to posting the same question or same replies in multiple areas of the site (also called flooding). Please only post only once. If you feel you have posted in the wrong forum, contact a Moderator or Manager, who will move the post for you. This also includes the creation of multiple new threads on the same or similar topics and sending PM's continuously to one or more Staff members.

As you have already started and received a reply in our Windows XP Forum, i am closing this thread.

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I know that Vista is a hd hog, unfortunately after building my system. I know that deleting restore points will solve this but I would like to keep them. I have 3 drives.. 2 internal and 1 ext. my vista home premium 32bit is installed on my smallest drive a 36GB raptor drive (C: ) and I keep running out of room! I need to allocate more room to my other internal hard (E: ) drive which is a 200gb. I am aware that this can be done in the vista admin disk management tools but I am not sure how to do this. Or would moving the os completly to the larger HD be the best solution?

Thanks for your help

A:help vista is eating my drive space

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I recently download something through torrent and i think i download some virus. Now my drive is depleting and i know it because I tried deleting multiple of gb and it drains it back to 20mbs within hours. i also downloaded malwarebytes and it detect a load of threats and i deleted them all but did not resolve losing the drive space issue.
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A:Virus eating all my c drive space! help please!

Greetings lnsanlty and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter proble... Read more

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Hi guys, i'm desperate for your help...

I think i've got a virus that's eating all my diskspace, i lost 3gigs in 10 minutes :(

I have AVG Free, but it's out of date and i can't update it because i have exactly 0 bytes free on my hard disk..

I also can't do a system restore because i don't have the space and every time i delete something to update my AVG or download a new one, the space dissapears quicker than i can dload and install it..

Any help is much appreciated, thanks in advance..

A:Virus eating my disk space

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hello there!

I need some of ur precious help on this. I've got 2 separate drives of 4Gb each but there seems to be something eating away my disk space on one of the drives since yesterday at an incredibly fast speed. I did a system restore this morning n managed to get back some space but its started going down again. Im left with 760Mb rite now n it keeps on decreasing

Any help would be much appreciated!

Here's the HijackThis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 00:00:46, on 25/06/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

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A:Something eating up my disk space at a rate of 1Mb/min....HELP PLZ!

Hello Jane333, and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst,
and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please be patient with me during this time


You are using an outdated version of HijackThis. Please delete your current version and download HijackThis. Double-click on the file you just downloaded. Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\

Please post a neww HJT log run in normal mode.

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Dear all,

Here is an interesting problem, I have lenovo Z61 laptop with 100GB disk. I have approx. 90GB working space. When i check the properties of C: drive, its shows that only 6 GB is free. I browse C: drive, mark all folders & files (show hidden files/folders option is on) and look the properties, it shows that total 32GB is data and system files.

Its amazing that where is remaining space (around 50GB). I have also disabled that shadow copy/recovery option, only 9 GB space is recovered.

Seeking for help.


Muhammad Azam

A:Vista eating disk space

try doing a disk cleanup..
that clears up alot of space as well.

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I recently installed Diskeeper. (I got it from a computer mag CD). I've run the defrag on diskeeper several times cos it's giving me a warning that my computer has lots of fragments on it, but each time I defrag, I notice that the free space keeps decreasing. Why does that happen? :S

A:diskeeper eating up my free space

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Hi,I have noticed the space on my hard drive is getting less and less even though I'm not downloading anything. I've ran virus scans and used disc cleanup. My computer became so slow to start up and respond in the morning that I started to leave my Firefox browser open all the time when I put the computer on stand by. Could I have a virus or is something else going on?My OS is Windows XP Home Edition. Service Pack 3. Thanks very muchMytromEdit: Moved topic from AII to the more appropriate forum, at the request of BC Staff. ~ Animal

A:Is a virus eating up my disc space?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Please subscribe to your topic so that you will be notified as soon as I post a reply, instead of you having to check the topic all of the time. This will allow you to get an email notification when I reply.To subscribe, go to your topic, and at the top right hand corner by your first post, click the Options button and then click Track this topic. The bullet the immediate notification bubble. Then press submit.Lets take a look with MalwarebytesPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:MalwarebytesPlease rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exeMBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.* The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.* Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.* When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and y... Read more

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i open this topic because i did not found solution anywhere!

I have windows seven 64bit,
disabled/canceled all restore points
limited shadow copy to at maximum 320MB
limited pagefile.sys to at maximum 2gb (and is now 1GB)
cleaned C: with utility
canceled history

i had the same problem with vista that was eating 300/600MB at each reboot
win7 seems to do it also, but less obviously.
And the worst is that files (included hidden system files) on disk look to be the same number and with the same size!

what the hell is happening?

A:windows 7 still eating disk space

what are you using to determine your free space? windows, or some third party utility?

To find out what is taking up your space, try WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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Hello there dear helpers of this forum,My problems started a week ago when i saw that i was loosing disk space on my C-drive without putting any new files on there. 20 gigabytes of space have been filled of the in total 70gb big harddrive in one week, so there is seriously something wrong. I will need some help with removing this fat bastard of malware/virus. I'm running Vista Business.Here is my DDS-log and I attached the Attach.txt file, but my computer crashes halfway during the GMER scan (blue screen saying system dump and a lot of other stuff, and then it restarts) so i cannot attach the ark.txt file. I hope this is sufficient for now.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by user at 20:36:28.88 on Mon 04/05/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16Microsoft? Windows Vista? Business 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2999.1627 [GMT 5.5:30]AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4F12-8FB0-D96ACA4F34C0}SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.0 *enabled* (Updated) {E5E70D32-0101-4B98-A4D6-D1D15C3BB448}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchc:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\... Read more

A:Virus is eating space on C-drive

Is there something to say about my problem with this info already?===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our MRT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further repl... Read more

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Hi guys,

quick question. I seem to have 5GB of free space caught up in something and cant seem to delete it. I tried using the windows 10 tool under settings to get rid of it and it wont work - See attached.

Whats up with 5 gb of space?
On a side note - I have been installing and removing some games totally from my SSD.

I'm not going to go nuts over it but whats happening with the storage space and why cant windows delete it?

And whats win10 doing with other space aside for what it needs with the 27gb in order to function?
Are those ex win 10 updates?


A:Whats up with windows 10 eating up free SSD space?

Are you referring to the Temporary files?

When you click on them you should see what the 4.86GB is composed of - it will be split between downloaded files, recycle bin files and temporary files.

Perhaps you would be better off doing this the old fashioned way: Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10

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Hi guys,

I have a problem with my computer. All of a sudden I had 10GB free space on my c drive and dropped to less than 1 without downloading or writing any data on it. I deleted some files and temporarily the space increased again but the free space dropped again. I deleted again some files but the same result without any action from me. I have Avast Pro but no viruses according to it. I would appreciate any help from you.

I ran Hijack and the result is the following:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:58:16 μμ, on 23/9/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18639)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Malware Fighter\IMFsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Windows\... Read more

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I recently noticed that my computer had lost several gigs of disk space. I found them in System volume information. It seems that system restore is overriding the manual control - which should set the limit at one gig. The folder at the moment contains 10 gig! I don't have a problem with deleting the files but am worried about what may be causing the problem. I checked the times when new files are created and they seem to coincide with times when the computer has been hanging. This hanging was caused by games and by P2P programs.
Could anyone out there advise me as to what the problem is and how to prevent it from happening again?
I would really appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance

A:System restore eating up disk space.

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