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Hard Drive Space Got Eaten Up. Is It A Rivus?


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#1 spacelucky48

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:41 PM

Hello All,

I am totally new here. Thanks for the help.

The problem with my computer is the hard drive space has been eaten up all the way from a free space of 20GB or so down to about 5GB now.
The computer still runs not slowly. Another thing is the color of the name of some files turns to blue, normally it is in black color. For example, I have
a word file with name "study plan", it is in blue color, which is weired, i know it should be in black.

If you have ideas about what happened to my computer, I appreciate your comments.

Edited by spacelucky48, 04 June 2008 - 10:42 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:49 PM

Hi and welcome,
Please tell us some things..
What is your ...
Operating system (XP<Vista etc..)
Antivirus tool
Antispyware tools
Firewall

Please run this Online scan and post the scan log results in your next reply.
BitDefender Online Scanner
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#3 spacelucky48

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:24 PM

Hi,

I am running XP home on my computer.
In terms of virus protection and firewall, I only have symantec endpoint protection from my university.

Here is the report of the scan you suggested. Thanks for all the effort

BitDefender Online Scanner


Scan report generated at: Thu, Jun 05, 2008 - 00:26:19

Scan path: C:\;D:\;


Statistics

Time
01:22:05

Files
368205

Folders
6507

Boot Sectors
3

Archives
10445

Packed Files
23379




Results

Identified Viruses
0

Infected Files
0

Suspect Files
0

Warnings
0

Disinfected
0

Deleted Files
0




Engines Info

Virus Definitions
1256304

Engine build
AVCORE v1.0 (build 2422) (i386) (Sep 25 2007 08:26:36)

Scan plugins
16

Archive plugins
42

Unpack plugins
7

E-mail plugins
6

System plugins
5




Scan Settings

First Action
Disinfect

Second Action
Delete

Heuristics
Yes

Enable Warnings
Yes

Scanned Extensions
*;

Exclude Extensions


Scan Emails
Yes

Scan Archives
Yes

Scan Packed
Yes

Scan Files
Yes

Scan Boot
Yes

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:31 PM

Hello spacelucky48,

I see that you have a HiJack This log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/150752/hard-drive-space-missing/ Because you have this log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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