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Misanthrope

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#1 7 years ago

So yesterday I'm on my computer and I get a notification saying I have low disk space. I only had about 76MB left on my hard drive. Surprising, but no problem. I cleared out a lot of games I never play, uninstalling/removing other stuff, etc. I cleared up about 76GB of space.

Cool. So I wake up this morning and suddenly I now only have 4MB of space again. The fuck? No matter what I delete the amount of space on the drive remains the same. 4MB.

It's sounding like I will need a new hard drive, at this rate.




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#2 7 years ago

Have you tried the usual stuff first ? Virus, Malware, Adware scan ? Also get speedfan SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer That has a smart function for your hard drives and will report any issues.




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Misanthrope

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#3 7 years ago

Ran a virus scan, it didn't find anything, thank God. That's the last thing I need.

I downloaded that program and am installing now.




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#4 7 years ago
Goody.;5571728 Also get speedfan SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer That has a smart function for your hard drives and will report any issues.

I normally use HDTune, it also has the smart function, but also has a nifty scandisk tool, and other options.




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#5 7 years ago

Set my computer to deep optimize defrag since I haven't done it in a long time, still no change. What do you recommend doing with SpeedFan?




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#6 7 years ago

run it and look at the "Smart" tab. That will look at your hard drive and will report any physical errors. It will tell you if its time to buy a new one or not. If you don't get any errors reports than the chances are its either malware (have heard of malware filling up drives) or something else and you may be looking at a format but a format is a nicer option that paying out for a new drive.




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Misanthrope

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#7 7 years ago

Well I ran it and I didn't get any errors, everything checked out fine.

A format would really suck. Seriously. I have so much stuff on here...the thought of starting over makes me ill. :lulz: Any recommendations on scanning for malware?




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#8 7 years ago

Malwarebytes is the best program out there in my opinion.




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Misanthrope

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#9 7 years ago

Scanned my system with Malwarebytes and it found one file in a "logs.dat" file called "Bifrose.Trace".

The infected file I've had since August. Does this program ever give false positives? Because I'm nervous about my bank info now.

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#10 7 years ago

I've never heard of Malwarebytes giving false positives.

Bifrose is listed as just collecting system information. It is also a downloader, and may have been modified since 2004. Backdoor.Bifrose | Symantec

I'd also recommend scanning it with an Anti-Virus, such as Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials.




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