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#1 zg1286

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:38 PM

Working on a friends computer. His kid's have downloaded a bunch of stuff and put it in the main documents folder, movies from bittorent, and music files from the same. I deleted all that crap, but folder still shows 25 gig size. He is running XP with a 40 gig hardrive. I believe it is the Pro version. Not sure on the ram. It is about a 6 year old Dell. I tried to do a PC Pit stop scan but am unable to to load the AcxtiveX. He is logged on as the Administrator.
Can I just delete that folder and then put it back or should I do something else.
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Rick.
Have run Malwarebytes scan also.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

Try WinDirStat. It will give you an excellent list and graphical representation of any folder (or even an entire drive.) you should be able to locate the hog pretty handily with it.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 12:47 PM

Andrew,
Thanks for the reply. That is a really cool program. I downloaded and installed on my machine and found a bunch of stuff to get rid of.
My question now is when I find the hog, is it safe to delete that folder or just the contents. I am sure it is the owner document folder, but will wait until I can get this stalled on his machine.
Thanks again

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 12:57 PM

Andrew,
Thanks for the reply. That is a really cool program. I downloaded and installed on my machine and found a bunch of stuff to get rid of.
My question now is when I find the hog, is it safe to delete that folder or just the contents. I am sure it is the owner document folder, but will wait until I can get this stalled on his machine.
Thanks again

It ought not matter whether you delete the folder or the contents; in both cases the hog will be gone. I'd advise against wholesale hog slaughtering, though. make sure what you're deleting isn't critical to the user or to the system.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

Thanks again. will post results after friday




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