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Windows 7: Hard Drive Full!!! Help Please

12 Mar 2019   #1
arinbmw

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Hard Drive Full!!! Help Please

Dear Users please help me, my Drive C: is getting Full withing minutes! even i delete files, and i use CCleaner, when i refresh and check the drive C: it is getting full! what can be the problem? any suggestions? it will be appreciated!


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12 Mar 2019   #2
Paul Black

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

Hi arinbmw,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arinbmw View Post
Dear Users please help me, my Drive C: is getting Full withing minutes! even i delete files, and i use CCleaner, when i refresh and check the drive C: it is getting full! what can be the problem? any suggestions? it will be appreciated!
Have you checked if it is something getting loaded at startup [Start => msconfig => Startup tab] that is causing the problem?
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12 Mar 2019   #3
arinbmw

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi arinbmw,

Welcome to SevenForums!



Have you checked if it is something getting loaded at startup [Start => msconfig => Startup tab] that is causing the problem?
i checked now and nothing weird there! i have Kaspersky Internet Security too, and no virus`s i scanned!
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12 Mar 2019   #4
Paul Black

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

Hi arinbmw,

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i checked now and nothing weird there! i have Kaspersky Internet Security too, and no virus`s i scanned!
Download and run Malwarebytes [FREE] from here => Malwarebytes.
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12 Mar 2019   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What type of files are the ones filling the drive is there anything running schedule like backup
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12 Mar 2019   #6
arinbmw

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi arinbmw,



Download and run Malwarebytes [FREE] from here => Malwarebytes.
i did install and scan! it found 1500 malware, quaranteed! and restarted! drive C: was 135Mb free, then i refresh again it is decreasing! now it is 129Mb! what can be the reason? maybe windows update?
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12 Mar 2019   #7
arinbmw

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi arinbmw,



Download and run Malwarebytes [FREE] from here => Malwarebytes.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
What type of files are the ones filling the drive is there anything running schedule like backup
i can not find the exact location! it is filling in minutes! but here there are a lot of unknown files C:\Windows\Installer

i am not pro in windows files! is it ok if i delete files from here? C:\Windows\Installer
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12 Mar 2019   #8
Paul Black

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

Hi arinbmw,

[1] Make a note of everything that is checked in Startup [Start => in the search box type msconfig => Enter => Startup tab] and then uncheck them ALL.

[2] In Services [Start => in the search box type msconfig => Enter => Services tab] check the Hide all Microsoft services box and uncheck everything that is left.

[3] Click Apply => OK => Restart.

EDIT: Ignore number [2] for now.
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12 Mar 2019   #9
arinbmw

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi arinbmw,

[1] Make a note of everything that is checked in startup [Start => msconfig => Startup tab] and then uncheck them ALL.
[2] In Services [Start => msconfig => Services tab] check the Hide all Microsoft services box and uncheck everything that is left.
[3] Click Apply > OK > close the System Configuration Utility > Restart.
please check the startup yourself too, you are pro.
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12 Mar 2019   #10
Paul Black

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

Hi arinbmw,

Just a quick observation! Do you really use all of those?

[1] You have got Norton Online at startup although you have Kaspersky Internet Security. It is NOT good to have two anti-viruses as they conflict with each other. Uncheck it.
[2] Is iTunes set to download files? Uncheck it.
[3] Is uTorrent set to download files? Uncheck it.

In fact, you could uncheck everything except Realtek, Intel and Sony. Then restart to see if that makes a difference.
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