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#1 *Strudel*

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

hi there guys,

i have a huge problem... i just wanted to backup my computer onto my external hd and suddenly the message appeared: not enough space. i had a look around and found those really strange files, that use all the not use space thats available on my hd. some of those names include symbols that i dont even have on my keyboard. i will have a screenshot for u attached. well my question is... what to do? i dont have too much knowledge about computers so please be detailed when u describve a solution.

thank you so much

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

Uggg Me to I'Ve had a file keep on poping up in my documents its annoying but I scanned and no results who knows? But as For youre pic the dates are crazy! 1980? 2016 2018? you should let a pro see that

Edited by SirNOMNOM, 16 April 2012 - 09:40 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:00 AM

The Very odd names and Totally mixed dates (from the future and past) all seem to indicate a form of infection was activated -

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:05 AM

FWIW: IMO, the dates reflected on some of those files...indicate that you either have or have had a CMOS battery problem. When the file dates change, that tends to create chaos in Windows, IME.

I would go into the BIOS and check that the date time reflected is correct, as a first step.

I would not post a malware log at this time.

If possible, please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

thank you for that help so far.

it worked by going into the bios and have a look. i wasnt able to see anything there but afterwards when i started the computer it automatically recognized files on that drive that need to be fixed. apparently it looks like my drive wasnt pluged in properly so i lost quite a few files. there are you 3 files left that stil have weired names and taking far to much space.... does any of you have a clue how to go from here?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:49 PM

As per hamluis -

Please post a snapshot with Speccy
Publish a Snapshot using Speccy =<< Directions

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:03 PM

You should just delete them. They're not system files.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:41 AM

well.... i cant just delete them... thats whats my problem is all about.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:13 AM

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free version) from the above link, and post the report here -
What other problems (if any) are you having ??

Any other detailed scans can usually only be posted in Malware Forums (see my Post #3 above) if you are concerned -

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:38 AM

well it says that nothing was detected... so it might not be any malware...

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:46 AM

2 things -
About how old is the computer ?? (Please post Make and Model) -
Did you look at replacing the CMOS battery (a small round watch type battery) as hamluis added above Post #4 ??

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:01 AM

its been made in 2010 and the model is a sony vaio: VPCEE36FG
but does that matter when i have that problem with my external???
and where is teh CMOS and what does it do? as i said i am not really the most advanced person with computer hardware...

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

What is a CMOS battery, and why does my computer need one?

All personal computers require a small battery on the system board that provides power to the Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) chip, even while the computer is turned off. This chip contains information about the system configuration (e.g., hard disk type, floppy drive types, date and time, and the order in which the computer will look for bootable disks). The CMOS battery allows the CMOS to preserve these settings.

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