My problems are remarkably similiar to the problem's of the poster who posted this thread:
I got a message of dangerously low disc space, that had suddenly went from about 3 gb to less than 200 mb. I began deleting quite a bit...at least 5 gb of space. I also cleaned up my hibernation file, through disc cleanup, since that takes up a lot of room as well.
It showed the space expanding, but then a few hours later, I got the "dangerously low" message again, and my space was down to about 10 mb!!!!
This has only been happening for the past week or so. No matter how much I delete, it always gets back down low to just mbs again! I'm not doing anything on my computer other than looking at websites.
I've run Norton & Malware Bytes, and it says that everything is clean.
However, I noticed that when I opened Internet Explorer last week (which I rarely use...I always use Firefox), I got this message:
"To help protect your security, Internet Explorer blocked this site from downloading files your computer. Click here for options..."
This happened just by opening IE and it going to my home page, which is Google. I went nowhere else. Ever since then, I've been having this disc space problem, so I'm thinking it DID download something, despite that warning.
So not only do I want to fix the disc space problem & clear up any potential malware, I want to figure out how to stop whatever is trying to automatically download whenever I open IE.
I really appreciate the help. This is driving me crazy, and making my comp virtually unusable. I hope I'm able to maintain enough space to even download what I have to do download to clean this up.
If you need me to post a HiJack this log, let me know.