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COMPUTER PROBLEM: my harddrive is losing space at a scary rate

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by fr8lover, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. fr8lover

    fr8lover 12oz Elite Member

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    COMPUTER PROBLEM: my harddrive is losing space at a scary rate

    Discussion started by fr8lover - Apr 14, 2003

    every few minutes it seems like i lose 10-20 mb of space. id free it up by deleting precious mp3s and it would go from 1.4gb to 300mb in a matter of an hour or two.

    i have viruses that i cant clean (apparently), and ive been told my only recourse is to reformat and reinstall everything.

    anyone else have this happen? is there anything else i can do?
     
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  2. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Pistol - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    if you cant clean the virus. quarantine it or delete it.

    i'm assuming you have virus software?
    get some.
     
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    Dirty_habiT - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    Update your virus definitions..... clean the virus... if you have to go through all your directories on your HD and try to find the garbage that it was making. I suggest defragging your disk after you get the virus removed also.

    It's a good idea to watch what you download and who uses your computer, I've learned that lesson a couple times over.
     
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  4. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    Another reason why Macs rock.
     
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    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Pistol - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    snob

    but what happened when your HD crashed?

    $$$
     
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    fr8lover - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    i have norton and i did a liveupdate and it got rid of some other crap that i had floating around, but it says that it cant "repair" these two files

    (both exe's in the windows directory)
     
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    Dirty_habiT - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    Hahaha :sting: Pistol got ya on that one you Mac humper Mamerro. There's nasty viruses out there for Mac's too, but I'm sure the people that code viruses are concerned with infecting large numbers of computers, which means PCs.... I wouldn't put it past someone to make a virus that could infect mac's and pc's.... I'm sure it's entirely possible.
     
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    Dirty_habiT - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    Yeah I don't think repairing the files works alot of times. You may have to replace the files. If windows has the files write protected, go download the new files (search on the net for them), and switch them out in DOS where windows won't have them protected. That should work.
     
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    Pistol - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    porn eh?

    What happens if you reboot either in a safe mode or you turn those programs off that you suspect those exe. files are with.

    Then see what happens.

    You should go to google and search those exe files to see what comes up. If it's a virus there should be plenty of stuff online. Then just delete it. You might have to do a safe mode restart if those files are currently being used if Norton doesen't delete them for you.
     
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    villain - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    I saw something at fuckmicrosoft.com and it's secret files that windows keeps on you as spyware and to eat up harddrive space.
     
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    Krook - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    you have a memory leak which is usually caused by a worm virus so really there isn't much u can do but there is one thing u can do...

     
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    eseLokE1uno - Replied Apr 14, 2003

    just burn all your important stuff on cds that way when you reformat you dont lose anything important
     
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