Re: Drve c:/ is full but have not installed anything?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by PA Bear [MS MVP], Aug 23, 2009.

  1. [Crosspost to Vista Security]

    NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
    expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
    since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
    Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
    Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!

    1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

    NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
    MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
    machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.

    2. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
    logs in an appropriate forum, not here.

    Checking for/Help with Hijackware
    http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4075
    http://mvps.org/winhelp2002/unwanted.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/data/prevention.htm
    http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/tshoot.html
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/Malware_Defence.htm
    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware

    **Chances are you will need to seek expert assistance in
    http://spywarehammer.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?board=10.0,
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewforum.php?f=5,
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/cleanup,
    http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php,
    http://aumha.net/viewforum.php?f=30 or other appropriate forums as well.**

    If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
    this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
    independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
    your local Microsoft subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that
    are associated with security updates.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002


    foresthillsman wrote:
    > I have a new (vista) computer. My son picked up a virus that kept poping
    > up
    > and trying to sell us a virus protector. I took the cd that came with it
    > and
    > reinstalled. Now everything works except I keep getting pop ups that say
    > low
    > disc space on c drive. If I go to explorer and look it says I only have a
    > few hundred meg on c. If I hit properties it says I have no space left and
    > used space of 14 gig (pie chart is full). I tried to reinstall the factory
    > backup again but no changes. I can't find anything on c that I can delete?
    > Please help if you can. Thanks
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Aug 23, 2009
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