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Virus that takes up all hard drive space

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#1 21ajes


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:04 PM

Hello ALL,


Im wondering how to fix this problem of mine
I have a virus that is taking up all my space in my hard drive(only local disk(C:)).

Every time I open my laptop my hard drive space keeps shrinking... is there anything that i can do to fix this?

Pls HELP.....

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

Are you sure it's a virus?

Could be windows update is downloading in the background.

The update for Windows 8.1 from 8 is about 2 or 3 GigaBytes


It won't hurt to run a virus scan in safe mode though.

Getting to safe mode in Windows 8 is a bit convoluted but here's the procedure;

  1. Settings >
  2. Change PC Settings >
  3. Change Advanced start-up options >
  4. Restart now >
  5. Troubleshoot >
  6. Advanced options >
  7. Start-up Settings >
  8. Restart >
  9. Choose option 4: Enable Safe Mode


Run your virus scan

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:08 PM

Another possibility is the growth of the System Restore file.


Click on the Start orb, then click on Control Panel.
In Control Panel, double-click System.
In the System Properties dialog box, click File System on the Performance tab.
On the Hard Disk tab, drag the System Restore disk space use slider to the amount that you want (or drag it to the Min setting of 200 MB).
Click Apply, click OK, click Close, and then click Yes to restart the computer.


Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

Edited by dc3, 31 July 2014 - 12:08 PM.

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