Welcome and I hope this is a simple problem. My names Andrew
Dropbox folder is capturing 20 gigabytes worth of screenshot pictures. I have caught this behavior two separate times in a matter of a week or two. I use many free programs such as WinDirStat, 7-zip, Dropbox, Citrix reciever, Fraps, Transmission-qt,Tech Powerup GPUz, DeSmuME NDS emulator, ISO to USB, Cheat Engine (for single mission, play on borderlands, haha). First time finding dropbox filled I manually deleted files. Then, I ran a comprehensive scan of malwarebytes,avast registry scan, and then adwcleaner. I had directory, hot keys tampered with, and maybe something else. Tonight, I deleted the screenshot folder. I will leave my system un-tampered with if it doesn't get worse, yet I could try uninstalling and re-installing it. I understand the risks of torrent programs.
OS : windows 7 ultimate
I have used Avast, and Malwarebyte scans. The results showed registry, hot keys hampered with, and another not too serious issue. Unfortunately, Avast is not currently opening and I deleted Malwarebytes. I tried desktop, start menu, and task bar with no success. It did work before.So, no logs unless using a program. But could also be a hdd pathway issue. Long story, short I used my 125 gb as my windows OS C:, and my 1 tb hdd intended for most programs. Backwards logic. I now have programs on various hdd's. I'm hoping, and assuming virus files are held on residual "virus chest" file(s).
Dropbox using up massive storage space and appears to be malicious activity. Avast is not opening, new development.
Edited by ajt49, 19 January 2015 - 09:14 PM.