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C drive space getting full with no reason


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#1 hoseini

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

My system:windows xp pro pack 3
antivirus:Kaspersky internet security 2013
Since last two weeks my C drive mysteriously getting full while I have not down loaded or added anything to the computer.
Once I compressed "documents and settings" in which the bulk of GB.s were and freed around 20 GB,(3 days before) and now without anything added, my free space in C drive became 6 GB.
I made a full scan by my Kaspersky but apparently everything is OK.
Can anybody advise me what is wrong and what should I do.
Many thanks
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

Use a tool like WinDirStat, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=WinDirStat , to actually see where your space is being taken up.

 

FWIW:  Just because an installed AV...fails to note any malware...that's no indication that the system is malware-free.  There is no one app...that can scan for/detect/neutralize...the myriad of malware that can find itself on a system.

 

Rather than compressing files/folders...why not simply get more drive space via another hard drive, either internal or external?

 

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:48 AM

Hello Louis

Many thanks for your advice, I down loaded WinDirStat and through it I understood that more than 50 gb is under my Kaspersky AV.So I uninstalled that program and everything became normal.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:33 AM

So does that mean you no longer have an anti virus? 



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:39 AM

Hello Frankp316

I did not want to be very talkative In the previous post, but now I tell you the whole story.

I had kaspersky internet security 2012, then received information from Kaspersky that I can upgrade to their 2013 version free, and I did. from that time I started to notice some odd behaviors in my computer such as slowness. until I found out that my C drive is completely full. As I said when by using  WinDirStat I understood that almost all of the space of my "document and setting" in the C drive has been devoured by Kaspersky 2013. I am still  really puzzled that how 50 gb of data was in my Kaspersky internet security 2013( probably infected by some sort of malware). Any way, after removing that program now I inserted the Kaspersky 2012 CD and installed it again and at the time being it is updating itself.I hope the problem related only to 2013 and not to 2012 version.

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