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Windows 7: harddisk getting low a virus how do i fix it

03 Feb 2015   #1
rose22

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harddisk getting low a virus how do i fix it

I am using win7 64, I have eset as antivirus the space on local disk is getting low even though
I had 57 hours ago. I searched and it seems a virus but when I scan the laptop it shows nothing
how can i fix this problem and is it really a virus
I deleted many files I had almost 2 gb and overall space is 450 gb



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03 Feb 2015   #2
kyHAS

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you only have essential data on that disk I would recommend getting an external drive and transfer data in order to take the load off the other drive. A full HDD is a slow one because the read/write head has to scan the whole platter in order to retrieve data. SSDs don't have this problem. Otherwise, the best way to find out why you have low disk space, is to look and see how many restore points you have. If you have your data backed up on another disk (which I recommend). You can delete some of the restore points up to the most recent one. However, I don't recommend doing this unless your confident on the recent restore point. These restore points can take up a lot of space. Other than that, you can go into the 'add/remove programs' and remove whatever you don't need. On the other hand, If you are worried about a virus, I would recommend you seek an analyst in the security forum.
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04 Feb 2015   #3
CKWD

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello!

I would agree with @kyHAS about the Restore points.
Sometimes, when setting up new OS hard drives, Restore Points are set up to a degree, using too much space.

Do a Disk Cleanup on your drive, remove all but the last restore point, that's all you need. Clear the Temp folder. Then go into Restore settings, check and shrink the amount of hard drive space that's allowed to be used for restore points. If the space allowed is too big, your drive will be shrinking really fast from free capacity and would constantly be performing processes. Normal setting is to use about 5% of space.

Hope this helps!

CK_WD
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