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Criticly Low Diskspace?


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#1 techno_89

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:05 AM

this is a problem i've been having for a while now, it seems as if my disk space is slowly dissapearing.
a popup balloon will tell me that i have criticly low disk space and that i need to free some space, so i will do that and after a litle bit (a few day's) it will tell me that i have criticly low diskspace again, i dont download much, i just download music. i want to delete everything i dont need except for a few things but when i go to
the control pannel to delete programs i dont know what i need and dont need. would deleting everything help? or is there a bigger problem on my hands? i am running windows xp home edition.

PS. backdoor trojans also seem to like my computer, they alway's show up, i dont if that has anything to do with it.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:24 AM

To get a grip on what is eating your disk space please do the following :

Please download JAM Software - TreeSize Professional - Hard Disk Space Manager .... This is a small program which gives you an excact idea what is where taking the space away.

Do you regularely clean out your computer, I use two programs :

1) Ccleaner

Download install and update Ccleaner
Attention : the installation package comes with the Yahoo toolbar
if you do not want that you have to, untick the box accepting it during installation process.


After installing and updating go to options - advanced and tick prompt for registry back ups
Now Start up in safe mode
Do two runs

1) Click on problems and tick all. Click on analyse. At the end you will be prompted for storing a backup.
This will be stored, as a default, in My documents.
2) Click on cleaner click on analyse and accept all files to be removed.

and ATF Cleaner

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. (This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only)Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.

Furthermore what kind of safety programs do you use?

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:54 AM

Techno-89--the last line of your post is the most telling. I suggest you post a Hijack This log.

Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below. DO NOT post the log in this forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:16 AM

I didn't see the last line sorry for that. please follow buddy's instructions.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:47 AM

Well just a warning:
If your diskspace is all used up (Particularly drive C) ,your system may not run
so be careful :thumbsup:

Edited by Commander Gman, 29 April 2007 - 06:48 AM.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 09:41 AM

alrighty, thanks for the info. i'll post a hijackthis log in a bit.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:25 PM

i went through all the preporations and everything, then downloaded the hijackthis program but it wont let me open it.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 04:20 PM

If you have a problem getting HijackThis to run, try renaming it to something else like "myscan". If needed you can also change the .EXE to .BAT, .COM, .PIF, or .SCR. All all are valid for renaming it. Locate the file and right click on it and choose rename.

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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:31 PM

heres what pop ups when i try to run it......

"this applocation has failed to start becous MSVBVM60.DLL was not found. re-installing
the application may fix this problem" ive re-installd it twice, but the same thing happens.
and i took buddy's advice and renamed it

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:39 PM

Click on the link below to download the file you need.
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/downloadfaq.html

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:47 PM

how did you re-install MSVBVM60.DLL ?

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:08 PM

i re-installed the hijackthis program.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:19 PM

thanks i got it, i've posted it in the hijackthis section.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:43 PM

Don't make any changes to your system now you have posted a HJT log until you get a "clean bill of health "from the person helping you in the HJt forum.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 08:01 PM

alright




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