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#1 Prana

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:03 AM

Hi 

 

I had used your advice for removing the PrivitizeVPN malware a few months ago,

since then, especially in recent weeks, my laptop started to work very slow, the browser crashes often. I have to restart 4 to 5 times a day. It also reboots slowly. It works fine for an hour or so and then crashes or freezes.

My C drive used to show 85 GIG full, but when I added up the folders inside, It was barely 30 gig, then I started to uninstall all software from drive C. the free space remained the same, until I uninstalled Skype, then it showed only 50 gig full, it means skype seemingly filled 30 gig! 

but still, the numbers don't add up and I cannot find more than 30 gig file in this drive. I was thinking if this has something to do with it.

I have used Zonealarm and Eset latest scan, nothing wrong reported to me.

 

I'd appreciate if you can help me with this

 



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#2 anyrepli

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

System restore points, paging file size, hiberfil.sys and leftover installer junk will probably account for all that is missing.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:26 AM

I agree with anyreply, the system restore can take up to 15% of your drives space, and if you're running Vista or a later version of Windows, you're looking at a few gig just for the OS, as well, up to 6 GB, a believe. Also keep in mind that even though your HDD says it's 160 GB, it may in reality be closer to something like 149.5GB.  After that, there's always temp files, prefetch, and other things.  I'd say there's nothing sinister going on.  As for why it see,s slow, we'd need more information, I think.


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