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Windows 7: C drive keeps filling up on its own

03 Nov 2018   #11
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

It doesn't hurt to periodically go to Accessories\System Tools\Disk Cleanup. When it tells you how much space it can regain, check the boxes for Temporary Files and the Recycle Bin. After it runs, reboot. As far as I know, you don't need to be an administrator to do this.

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04 Nov 2018   #12

W7 HP 64 bit

I would also run a few more antivirus programs if Malwarebytes chameleon found 167 viruses. You could try a rescue disk which runs from boot. Kaspersky do one.
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04 Nov 2018   #13

W7 HP 64 bit

I picked up one from another pc via a usb stick recently - my av caught it but when I googled it, it was a worm which replicates and fills up unused hard drive space so you may still have something in there.
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04 Nov 2018   #14
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi ByeDiskSpace,

It wouldn't hurt to run the extended disk cleanup once in a while!

I usually run it at least once a week => Disk Cleanup : Extended.

I hope this helps!
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