My Hard Drive keeps growing for no reason, why?

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by TheMozart, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. TheMozart

    TheMozart Former Poster

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    My hard drive last week said 27GB is being used. But every few days I check and it keeps growing when I am not installing anything new.

    I run Vista and there's not been any new updates at all.

    It was 36GB a few days ago and now it says 68GB is being used.

    I cannot locate anywhere new files or why this is happening.

    Anyone know?

    I have run MAM, a-squared, Avira, Kaspersky, and they report nothing.
     
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    OK good. You determine the problem?
     
  5. TheMozart

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    Not yet, will keep looking.
    Very strange though, it's showing folders in Program Files, but when I view Program Files using Vista Explorer, they don't show at all.
     
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    PS - Can't see your programs folder then I'd take'r through a reboot.
     
  8. TheMozart

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    There is a folder showing when I run WinDirStat of an application I removed months ago. And it never shows up in normal explorer view in Vista.

    So why does it show in WinDirStat?

    BTW, I removed it using WinDirStat.
     
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    As far as why she shows in WinDir I have no idea. Have you located the responsible process?
     
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