Why does my hard disk gets full when I delete stuff?

March 24, 2015 at 01:59:48
Specs: Windows 7, 12 GB
I was clearing files so I can download other stuff but when I delete stuff it goes back to full (Not sure why but the file I was deleting was gone) but it was full again!
I need a fix here
I tried using disk clean up I deleted 212 MB worth of files then about 10 seconds it got full again!
It's probably not Shadow storage because I already cleared it
Probably need to reformat?

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#1
March 24, 2015 at 02:07:24
And it's going back up and down (Full and not full)

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#2
March 24, 2015 at 02:14:12
Lets see if these logs give us any clues.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.
http://i.imgur.com/yUxNw0j.gif
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif


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#3
March 24, 2015 at 02:34:38

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#4
March 24, 2015 at 02:38:14

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#5
March 24, 2015 at 02:55:07
You have sent the Addition twice.

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#6
March 24, 2015 at 02:57:17
What are you gonna do with em?

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#7
March 24, 2015 at 03:00:42
"What are you gonna do with em?"
Look for clues, once I get the FRST log.

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#8
March 24, 2015 at 03:04:32
mind adding me in Facebook?
Just search up vlncmnl2777

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#9
March 24, 2015 at 03:10:16
"mind adding me in Facebook?"
I don't do Facebook or any of that stuff, just this forum for many, many years.

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#10
March 24, 2015 at 03:15:38
Ok, I can see where to start from the Addition log.

Here are the first 2 steps, there will be more steps needed after I see the results of these logs.

Run them in this order.

Step 1: Run AdwCleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Author's site
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Tutorial
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

Step 2: Run Junkware Removal Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...
Download Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.
Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved onto your Desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.


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#11
March 24, 2015 at 03:41:17
Where to get ADWCleaner?

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#12
March 24, 2015 at 03:46:27
"Where to get ADWCleaner?"
You need someone sitting alongside you, to give you a hand.

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#13
March 24, 2015 at 04:03:59
Nevermind saw your source

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#14
March 24, 2015 at 04:26:40
Dude I have an error on downloading ADWCleaner
C:/Users/windows7/Appdata/Local/Temp/Sqlite3.dll is either not desighned to run on windows or it contains error,Try installing the program again and using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

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#15
March 24, 2015 at 04:35:02
Try my copy.

http://www29.zippyshare.com/v/FLxbb...


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#16
March 24, 2015 at 04:53:25
Same error LoL lel

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#17
March 24, 2015 at 04:56:24
Did you try right clicking on it & selecting > Run as Administrator.

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#18
March 24, 2015 at 09:57:31
John is your man but he is in Australia so will not be around for a few hours.

Assuming you tried Run as Admin, in the meantime just to see if it is the downloading or the install of MalwareBytes that is the problem, have you another computer you can download it on? If so, Save the file on there (rather than installing it) then put it on a flash drive and transfer it to the computer with the problem. You double click the file to install the program.

If that also fails do this:
Go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View and uncheck "Hide extension for known file types" - Apply / OK your way out. It might already be unchecked.

Now try renaming the downloaded mbam setup file..exe file to iexplore.com. Ensure that the whole file (name plus .exe file extension) is changed.

Now double click iexplore.com and see if this bit of trickery allows MalwareBytes to install.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#19
March 24, 2015 at 20:44:07
Not to state the obvious but when you manually delete files are you emptying the recycling bin? If not then you are telling Windows to ignor the file but you are not freeing up the space until you clean out the recycle bin (though Disk Clean Up will do this for you and other things).
Though I think that JohnW is on the right track here.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#20
March 30, 2015 at 03:41:16
Sir fingers I clear the recycle bin though

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#21
March 30, 2015 at 04:52:16
Did you manage to get MalwareBytes to run using the approach suggested at #18?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#22
April 1, 2015 at 01:24:04
which partition were you trying to free up disk space? have you scan virus for the drive?

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#23
April 1, 2015 at 19:49:08
Usually the best solution when the hard drive becomes too small is to either install a second drive and move all personal files from the primary drive onto the new larger drive, freeing up space on the primary drive for the OS and programs, or to move (clone) the drive onto a larger hard drive and expand it to include the entire new drive. The first is usually better and easier for most desktops that can easily accommodate a second hard drive and the second is usually better for laptops and all in ones that may not have the second drive bay.

In the mean time you can make some more room by reducing the amount of space allocated to the paging file (virtual memory) to about the amount of RAM you have and reducing the percent of the drive that System Restore uses from 15% down to 12% or 10%. These usually require restarting to take effect.

These of course assume that you have eliminated all malware that is probably the main reason your system appears to be running out of room.
You also should occasionally go over your installed programs list and uninstall things that you have never used. If you are not sure, Google anything that you do not know what it does, if you actually need it, and to see if it is safe to remove.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#24
April 18, 2015 at 23:04:02
Hello There,

I'm writing regarding your hard drive problem. If it still persist. try to check your anti virus. Especially, if its Norton. sometimes it keeps back up and your hard disk keeps getting full.

To identify which file is taking all the space in your hard drive, install WinDIrStat, its a freeware. run it and it will show you which file is taking most space. Once you identify the file, delete it. If its the anti virus, after deleting the file, go to your antivirus and stop back up. I hope this help.

Regard.

Michael Buddy


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