Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:44 PM
First, please excuse my ignorance about computers. I know so little that I probably shouldn't even be on this site. I just hope that I'm presenting this correctly:
I have Windows XP and am a complete novice, only using Word and reading e-mails. I had about 85% free space. Then I started downloading movies and was warned that I only had 8GB free (out of 228 GB.) But I erased all of the movies and associated downloads.
I defragmented, cleaned the disk, turned off systems restore, got rid of unused programs and temporary internet files, did a Hijackthis scan, etc. and did everything that I thought I could handle that I read about on bleepingcomputer.
I went to c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\log and discovered that I have 173 GB in one Trend Mircro text document ("cfw_log") and 27 GB in another ("tdi_log")!
Perhaps I shouldn't have tried, but I attempted to delete these logs. I was given an error message that they can't be deleted because they are "being used by another person or program." Is this the problem or is it something else?
I don't know what to do and I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!!! Eileen NOLA
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal