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« on: May 17, 2005, 01:10:39 AM »


Operating System Version: WIN 2000 PRO
Problem Application Name & Version: WIN 2000 PRO
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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.

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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

- 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.

Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
(download it without the accompanying rubbish)

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

Noel Paton
(MS - MVP, Windows, 2002-2006)

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