After virus removal memory is full

January 25, 2011 at 09:25:53
Specs: Windows XP
I removed a virus recently and since then my memory is full and ie can't connect to the web. I have deleted files, compressed files and defragged and still have little memory. I have made no changes or additions in quite a while on my computer that would eat up my memory, especially so suddenly. Firefox can connect but I am unable to connect to the web with ie6 with all updates up to date. Cannot find ie in my programs to delete and re-download.

Can anyone help?

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January 25, 2011 at 10:20:49
Memory & hard drive space are 2 completely different things. My guess is you're asking about hard drive space. How big is your hard drive, how is it partitioned & how much space is left? Which anti-virus program did you use to remove the virus?

BTW, if you still have IE6, you definitely don't have "all updates up to date".

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January 25, 2011 at 10:55:45
My Norton found the virus. I have 8g computer and I have no idea how it is partitioned. I use to have a third of it left and now i have very little. I was wondering if a virus could somehow have implanted something that didn't get erased that is eating up my memory.
I use ie6 because it is compatiable with a program needed for my employment, so updates are up to date for that version.

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January 25, 2011 at 11:37:53
Anything in the recycle bin?
8gig isn't begin with

Just wondering what virus it was.

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January 25, 2011 at 17:35:10
"I have 8G computer".

No you don't. Windows XP with SP3 and all the hot fixes could very well eat up every bit of 8gigs, not to mention programs you probably have installed. And you wouldn't be talking about memory either since no computer with XP installed would come with 8 gigs of memory.

Go to Start, Run and type in dxdiag say no when it asked for a full scan. You will have all your system information there. Post back with what your system specs are.

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January 26, 2011 at 07:23:08
"I have 8g computer and I have no idea how it is partitioned."

Are we talking RAM or DiskSpace?

If it is disk space OMG go out and get a new hard drive. Those 8 GB hard drives don't last long and you are just biding your time with that ancheint drive. It could fail at any time now. Heck I have more than 8 GB of MP3 songs. Heck my IPOD has more disk space.

Just MHO, but if you want to clean your computer up, most probably there are temp files left over. Run a Disk Clean to remove them. You may also have leftover file in your Internet Cache. You may want to clean them out too.

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January 26, 2011 at 08:12:47
Open My Computer, right click on C:, then click properites. That will bring up a pie chart showing your hard drive capacity & available free space. Are there other partitions besides C:?

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January 28, 2011 at 07:39:17
I am sorry made a typo. I have an 80g. Since posting last I have emptied the recycle bin, deleted files that I don't use any longer, ran trend micro rootkit, ran memory diags ( which came out fine), defragged again. After all this I freed up 5g. Used my computer for one day, didn't download anything just worked. Emptied temp files when done working. My computer memory is completely full again. I am currently running a malwarebyte scan, 4 hrs and counting and so far nothing has been found.
Should I just reload my OS?

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