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Am I Infected?


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#1 aland

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 10:45 AM

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Hi, everyone!...anyone?

I do not check my computer's resources in any regular or methodical way. I don't know enough about them to interpret anything other than the basics.

The computer, a laptop, is now about 3 1/2 years old, a Sharp PC-GP10-CH. The hard disk is a nominal 40GB, divided into drives C: 29.29GB and D: 7.94GB.

For much of the the time the free space on C: has languished in the low 20'sGB, drive D: remained unused. Recently the free space in drive C: has dropped dramatically. When this happened I don't know. As I say, I don't check this regularly.

Right now, I do and seem to be losing 0.1GB per day, that's 100MB isn't it? I'm now down to 11.2GB.

I use my computer mostly for work. Most of that being spreadsheet stuff. I copy all my files once/twice a day on the computer, but, even I know, that doesn't amount to much.

I've tried searching for unusually large files, but cant seem to find anything unusual.

The only unusual event that has occurred, was a 'crash' a few months ago - a system config. file went missing, preventing me going beyond the opening start up screen. This was fixed by a local technician and the machine has worked normally ever since.

I've dumped any unnecessary programs, I could do without.

Any suggestions, please?

Thanks

Alan

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#2 rigel

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:06 PM

Hi aland,

With the past history of the crash, I would do two things:

1. Do a through scan using BC's malware removal guide. It never hurts to scan your system to make sure it is clean. This guide will do that. I would only recommend posting a HJT log if needed - something is being hard to remove.

2. Defragment your hard drive. Under Windows XP, you could find it under Programs / Accessories / System Tools.

I hope this helps...

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:17 AM

Rigel

Thanks for advice.... will try... and let you's know of any developments

Alan




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