View Full Version : Need Computer Help :/
04-22-2011, 08:10 PM
Sooooooooooooo I have a lovely laptop that holds 29.2GB and lately its been saying that I have little and no disk space available. Which is weird because a week ago it had 11.3 GB free ( and last night) I haven't downloaded anything and I don't think I have a virus, I have spybot and it didn't find anything significant. I cleaned up all of my temporary files etc etc.
Any suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else?
I run Windows XP
04-22-2011, 08:28 PM
Well spybot is an anti spyware program, it isn't a full anti virus program, so you could still have a virus.
Is it allowing you to download programs still? If so I would download AVG or Avast and run them.
What happens when you delete something, so it show more free space, or does it suddenly appear eaten up?
04-22-2011, 08:45 PM
Now its says that I have 15.1 GB of free space..... WTF? The space appears to change at will, because 20 minutes ago it was 7.4GB.... So weird. I'll try seeing if I have a virus with an anti-viral scan (they offer 5000 different ones of the internet...)
04-22-2011, 09:27 PM
Uhh. I'm pretty sure it's basic common knowledge that if you're gonna run a computer on the Internet to do anything you really need to have an anti-virus. AVG has a free edition that is good. I wouldn't trust internet virus scans. That sounds suspiciously like those pop ups that offer a free virus scan that's actually a virus.
04-22-2011, 09:39 PM
Here are some free programs you should download. You can easily get the latest version of most off of FileHippo.com
-AVG AntiVirus Free
-Spybot Search & Destroy
Additionally, I suggest grabbing CCleaner and Defraggler and running those two after you do your virus/adware/bot scans.
04-22-2011, 09:40 PM
^ Yeah, you should actually download a program like AVG or Avast and have it run a full check on your computer. You need to actually have something on your PC to protect it.
04-22-2011, 10:47 PM
ok thanks I downloaded AVG.
04-22-2011, 11:24 PM
Yeah, definitely download an anti-virus program ASAP; it's a must when using the internet. I should know, I recently had to re-install my OS after I don't know how many viruses infected my computer because I didn't have any protection :/...it's fortunate the hard drive didn't crash. Hopefully you are able to fix your computer!
04-23-2011, 05:59 PM
so I downloaded a anti-viral program and it found not infections. Weird.
04-23-2011, 06:39 PM
Is it still happening?