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Temp Files Gone Wild


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#1 sweetwater1

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 09:07 AM

I use Windows XP. Suddenly my hard drive is almost filled up. It had 50% open space 2 months ago. I clean my computer up through Disk Cleanup every week and the temp files are checked for cleaning. I also run 3 different spyware programs frequently, Spybot, Spycatcher and Pest Patrol. I found hundreds of temp files saved starting 10-30-05 up to today. All the temp files are the same size at 8966 kb and sometimes they are saved 20 times in 1 day. The file name is "fnm". I tried to open one to see where it came from but have been unable to. I don't want to delete them until I know if it would cause a problem and where it is coming from. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 09:17 AM

Hello sweetwater1.

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Appears you have some malware on your system.

I suggest you start with this link, follow all directions and an HJT Tech will help you sort out the problems.

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