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#1 hardstuck_egirl

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:10 PM

I had around 70 gb free on my c drive a few days ago. Today I have 38, and I'm worried it could be from a virus. I was going to install a cracked version of fl studio (sorry) and assumed it was clean because my friend has been using this download for months with no problems. But after i scanned the file before install i decided not to because a lot of people on totalvirus said it was a virus. I removed the installer and the folder it came with from my computer. However now I'm concerned the damage may have been done. I scanned my computer with nod32 and it detected 4 Trojans which I then removed, however my hard drive is still full. Any suggestions?  


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:45 PM

Have you tried to determine what is filling it (as in what file, or files)?  A utility such as Tree Size Free, which can be downloaded as a portable executable if it's impossible to install anything, can give you some useful information about exactly what the space hog(s) is (are).

 

Have you tried running Disk Cleanup (Windows built in) to see how much it clears and whether you fill up again "almost immediately"?


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#3 hardstuck_egirl

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:10 PM

Have you tried to determine what is filling it (as in what file, or files)?  A utility such as Tree Size Free, which can be downloaded as a portable executable if it's impossible to install anything, can give you some useful information about exactly what the space hog(s) is (are).

 

Have you tried running Disk Cleanup (Windows built in) to see how much it clears and whether you fill up again "almost immediately"?

It looks to me that it was mainly steam and adobe creative cloud taking up a lot of space. I'm going to assume that something updated and used up 20 gb. I also used 3 different anti viruses and the results were negative. Do you think it's safe to assume my systems clean?



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:55 PM

If you did not get any warnings from whatever antivirus you have installed, plus did supplementary scans that have come back clean, I wouldn't worry about a virus infection.

 

You might want to run an antimalware scanner such as Malwarebytes, but I'm doubting it will find anything of significance (unless you've been inclined to do the sort of thing you said you reconsidered in this particular case - if you do you could be loaded up with malware, adware, spyware, etc. - which are not viruses).


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