|Well, sure appreciate your response...I went and booted into |
safe mode, and updated and ran my AV program...and I don't
really run full scans these days, because it takes 2 days to
run, but I chose just the boot disk, and it found some infected
emails (I get a lot of spam, surprise surprise)...but I never
click or even open these spammy emails with
viruses/downloads/links etc...but it's good to clean it all up.
AV is still running, actually, but I enabled safe mode with
networking and can post my discovery here.
I managed to dump the entries of the c:\ drive using dir c:\ /-c
/n /s and then used a text editor to sort all the files with
A file called trace.log in the
c:\windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI is sucking up all the
Now, I found this page to be rather handy...
but when I do the dcomcnfg step, all goes well until i click on
Computers in the Component Services, and the application
Tried it 3 times, and it keeps just vanishing soon as I click to
I'm now looking to see what trace.log is used for in WMI, and
see if it can be limited or changed to not steal the entire free
Got any tips?