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« on: May 17, 2005, 01:10:39 AM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:

Operating System Version: WIN 2000 PRO
Problem Application Name & Version: WIN 2000 PRO
Problem Hardware Make & Model:
Error Messages:

my 5 yr old laptop with a 6GB hard drive and 256RAM is having it's free space eaten up every time I re-start it.  I check the free space and it's at 10%, I clean up some old files a bit, re-start and it's down to 3% free space!!  Any ideas what's eating it up?  It's been happening like this for awhile now.

thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 06:01:15 AM »

You may have a virus/spyware hijack

download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that A-V-disabling
viruses are not present on your PC
http://vil.mcafeesecurity.com/vil/averttools.asp

- update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.

Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the CoolWebSearch hijacker.
http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html

Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html
(download it without the accompanying rubbish)

download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com, install, update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties from your system.
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