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Offline ikkal

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viruses that makes hard disk full
« on: October 25, 2008, 10:47:37 PM »
Dear All,

I am new in this forum and need your assistant. I have just got problem on my hard disk. The hard disk is suddenly full without added any new files on it.

For information, my last check is free space on my hardisk was 40 GB and tonight suddenly the hard disk is full. When i deleted some file to get new space the free space decresed only in a few minutes.

If the are somebody have got the same problem please tell me the name of virus and how to handle it.

Thanks and best regards,

Offline CharleyO

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Re: viruses that makes hard disk full
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2008, 07:36:49 AM »

Welcome to the forums, ikkal.   :)

Have you tried to do a boot time scan with avast? If not, try that first.

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Re: viruses that makes hard disk full
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 02:18:00 PM »
Do you have MS office ?

Please download and run Winstatdir

When the little pacmen have finished investigating the drive you will be presented with a visual image of your folders
Select the folder using the most space by clickin the little + sign alongside it
Locate the folder that is using the most space
If there is a + alongside that then click it to dig deeper
Highlight the offending folder and press Ctrl + C this will copy the path to your clipboard
Then right click the folder and select open
This will then open explorer to that folder.. Do you recognise it ?

Then open note pad and select paste...  Post the file path in your next reply plus the size