A few weeks back, my C: drive started mysteriously filling up to the point where it was running out of space completely.
I would run CCleaner, organize things, clean out my downloads folder, and in some cases even delete some of the games I hadn't played in a while to make more room. A couple days would go by and it would be filling up again!
I finally figured out that my System Protection maximum disk usage was set to 50%, and Windows 7 was graciously creating many restore points every time I made any sort of change to my system (removing a game, for instance or installing a new one) and it was filling up my hard drive quickly.
I don't know how this got set to 50%, I certainly didn't do it as I didn't even know this existed. It is supposed to be 10% by default.
I changed it to 10% and deleted the old restore points. Things were back to normal for about a week, and then I noticed it was filling up again.
I just not checked it, and it was set back to 50% again! I changed it back down to 5% and again deleted the old restore points.
I have run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and I have run a full scan using Avast! Free, and I have run a full scan using Spybot Search & Destroy, and none of these have caught the culprit. Could anyone help diagnose why my system protection settings keep getting changed to 50% maximum disk space being available for system restore points? I would like to set this to 5% or 10% and have it stay there on its own...
EDIT: I fixed a grammatical error.
Edited by hamluis, 06 February 2015 - 12:50 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.