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    Default Computer virus?

    My harddrive free disk space keeps on reducing, to a dangerous level. After I deleted many files and free up space, then after a few minutes, the free space will reduce again.
    Is this a computer virus?

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    Looks like a trojan/virus to me Allan, suggest you check for files that appear in the directories which you often don't use.

    The other time the nimda virus was one that caused such problems for the systems.

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    I scan with the Mcafee, it did not detect anythings wrong.....

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    Might be trojan... any suspicious files appearing big in size?

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    did u update to the latest virus pattern?

    may be your anti-virus program also corrupted.....goto Norton online virus/security checktry this

    good luck and Happy New YEar

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    Something inside a directory named "_RESTORE", but it disallow me to delete anything in this directory.

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    That's the RESTORE directory used by ME/XP IIRC.

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    search for all temp folders and delete everything inside these folder

    last time I encountered a virus that keep making useless files in the temp folder, until the number of files hit 65535, then the windows will crash because the temp folder cannot store anymore files.

    _restore folder is for system restore, for me i disabled system restore already so I can delete that folder away, personally I dont need system restore as long as you know what you are doing.

    if you have other partition or another drive, move the pagefile elsewhere except C: drive, this will recover a lot of space on your C:

    if you have capture 1 install in C: drive you can go clear the cache inside because the cache actually keep a backup copy of ALL the files that you have loaded with capture 1
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    can try this :

    stinger

    the only useful software from Mcafee.
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