Neoseeker.com Forum Thread: Hardrive free space slowly reducing - page 1

reprinted from http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/
original thread: http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/62/t1818859-hardrive-free-space-slowly-reducing/


Author:   S h a d o w
Date:   Jan 16, 13 at 12:14pm (PST)
Subject:   Hardrive free space slowly reducing
-------------------------------------------
The free space on my hardrive is slowly reducing on its own.
Did a little research and seems it may be caused by a memory leak or a programme dumping logs etc.

I noticed it yesterday when it said out of hardrive space and it hit 0GB free.
I got it back up to 12GB and today it was down to 3GB. Just got it back up to 9GB and it went down 0.08GB in 30min.
Also I swear I had about 30GB free in the first place!

It seems to have just suddenly started happening and I haven't installed any new programmes recently.
I have no idea where to start looking to solve the problem and I REALLY do not want to have to reformat!

Please help
Thanks



Author:   Tails Fan
Date:   Jan 16, 13 at 5:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Hardrive free space slowly reducing
-------------------------------------------
quote S h a d o w
The free space on my hardrive is slowly reducing on its own.
Did a little research and seems it may be caused by a memory leak or a programme dumping logs etc.

I noticed it yesterday when it said out of hardrive space and it hit 0GB free.
I got it back up to 12GB and today it was down to 3GB. Just got it back up to 9GB and it went down 0.08GB in 30min.
Also I swear I had about 30GB free in the first place!

It seems to have just suddenly started happening and I haven't installed any new programmes recently.
I have no idea where to start looking to solve the problem and I REALLY do not want to have to reformat!

Please help
Thanks
I think you have Worms. they are a virus that enters your computer and copies itself reducing memory spaceTo fix it run Windows Malware Removal Tool then type in MRT.



Author:   The Slayer
Date:   Jan 16, 13 at 6:03pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Hardrive free space slowly reducing
-------------------------------------------
http://windirstat.info/

That will tell you whats using the most space on your hard drive.



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Jan 17, 13 at 12:11am (PST)
Subject:   re: Hardrive free space slowly reducing
-------------------------------------------
is this a SSD, by any chance?



Author:   S h a d o w
Date:   Jan 17, 13 at 11:21am (PST)
Subject:   re: Hardrive free space slowly reducing
-------------------------------------------
Nope, not a SSD.

I have AVG Internet Security? Should I run an AVG scan or download that Windows Malware one?
I do have Malwarebytes but it only runs when I tell it to scan, should I use that?

Will try WinDirStat if the scans do not work.

Thanks



Author:   D-G
Date:   Jan 17, 13 at 12:48pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Hardrive free space slowly reducing
-------------------------------------------
Beware of Windows filling up your OS hard drive with update files.



Author:   S h a d o w
Date:   Jan 19, 13 at 7:14am (PST)
Subject:   re: Hardrive free space slowly reducing
-------------------------------------------
AVG only picked up a tracking cookie...

Will try a Malwarebytes scan, then Windows Malware Removal Tool, and finally WinDirStat if it still continues


Copyright Neo Era Media, Inc. 1999-2014.
All Rights Reserved.