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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 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    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?
     
  2. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    if you cant clean the virus. quarantine it or delete it.

    i'm assuming you have virus software?
    get some.
     
  3. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,100 Likes Received: 73
    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.
     
  4. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    snob

    but what happened when your HD crashed?

    $$$
     
  5. fr8lover

    fr8lover Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 22, 2000 Messages: 3,919 Likes Received: 1
    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)
     
  6. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,100 Likes Received: 73
    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.
     
  7. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,100 Likes Received: 73
    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.
     
  8. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    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.
     
  9. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    I saw something at fuckmicrosoft.com and it's secret files that windows keeps on you as spyware and to eat up harddrive space.
     
  10. Krook

    Krook Banned

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002 Messages: 1,922 Likes Received: 0
    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...

     
  11. eseLokE1uno

    eseLokE1uno Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 1,280 Likes Received: 0
    just burn all your important stuff on cds that way when you reformat you dont lose anything important
     
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