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I'm pretty sure a virus is eating my disk space - help!


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#1 PhillyLolly

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 08:32 AM

Hi Folks. Newbie here.

My computer is chronically running out of disk space for no good reason and for some time now I have suspected it is infected with some sort of virus.

Just did a search on "disk eating virus" and came up with a hit on combofix, which ultimately led me to you guys.

I understand I'm not supposed to go it alone with combofix, so here I am looking for someone to help me through the next steps.

Help!

Thanks in advance.

Lolly from Philly

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#2 pwgib

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:14 AM

Hello PhillyLolly,


I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. I apologize for the delay but the forum is very busy. As you can see the logs we ask for are very extensive and take a lot of time to investigate.

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Thank you for your patience!!


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We need to create an OTL Report
  • Please download OTL from the following mirror:
  • Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the Posted Image icon on your desktop.
  • Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
  • Push the Posted Image button.
  • Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
    • OTL.txt <-- Will be opened
    • Extra.txt <-- Will be minimized


In your next reply please include the following:

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Thanks!!
PW

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:36 PM

Hi,

Do you still need help?
PW

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days. Please include a link to your topic in the Private Message. Thank you.
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