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Windows 7: SDD Showing Fuller All of a Sudden

17 Mar 2015   #31
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Secure Virtual Machines is one of the components Avast installed for me when i updated from 2014 to 2015.
I have the free version, so i shouldn't even have the choice of installing it (as far as i know), but it did get installed.

That's what I commented on in my post here:
Windows 7 Home Premium keeps changing System Restore allocation amount


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17 Mar 2015   #32
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you don't have it, maybe it isn't Avast that is causing your issue ???
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17 Mar 2015   #33
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I just uninstalled Secure Virtual Machines using Programs and Features (bloody nice of bloody Avast to make it so easy to find ). I'm going to reboot in a bit.
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17 Mar 2015   #34
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

So they did the same thing to you they did to me
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17 Mar 2015   #35
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
So they did the same thing to you they did to me
Yeah, the dirty ba...persons of questionable heritage. It took for-bloody-ever to reboot. My computer had to configure Windows updates (say what?) then do some cleanup before it finally got to the login screen. Yeesh!. I checked shadow copy again and got this:

SDD Showing Fuller All of a Sudden-command.2.jpg

My free space is now at 52.3GB! Woohooo! Yesss! Now to see how long that will last.

Thanks, everyone, for all your help!


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17 Mar 2015   #36
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If I were to be smart or dumb enough to try Avast, is there a way to NOT install that virtual machine thingy at all, at the time of first installation?

Or do you have to install it and later try to uninstall it?

I should probably stick with MSE, but I have this overwhelming urge to not leave well enough alone.
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17 Mar 2015   #37
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 


Great hearing you got your free space back !

I wonder why you can't set Max space smaller ?
Maybe whs or others will have some ideas ?
Have you run a SFC lately ?

My shadow storage looks like this
SDD Showing Fuller All of a Sudden-shadowstorage.png


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17 Mar 2015   #38
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
If I were to be smart or dumb enough to try Avast, is there a way to NOT install that virtual machine thingy at all, at the time of first installation?

Or do you have to install it and later try to uninstall it?

I should probably stick with MSE, but I have this overwhelming urge to not leave well enough alone.
I don't remember if I was given that option or not (at my age, the only thing I retain well is water!). Uninstalling the little bugger was easy once David pointed out where it was and how to get rid of it.

I've used Avast for several years now and this is the first real problem I've had with it (of course, it had to be a really sneaky one).
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17 Mar 2015   #39
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

Great hearing you got your free space back !

I wonder why you can't set Max space smaller ?
Maybe whs or others will have some ideas ?
Have you run a SFC lately ?

My shadow storage looks like this
Attachment 352890
Thanks!

I might be able to reduce the max space now but, frankly, 2.31GB isn't going to harelip the mayor and the governor so I'm not going to worry about it for now (if ever), especially since I've got a bit of a sinus headache and it's past my bedtime.

SFC? Meesa no unnastand.
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17 Mar 2015   #40
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
SFC? Meesa no unnastand.
sfc /scannow at a command prompt to check integrity of system files.
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