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leftalone
04-22-2011, 09:10 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

DireKitty
04-22-2011, 09:28 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?

leftalone
04-22-2011, 09:45 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...)

hollowchrist
04-22-2011, 10:27 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.

Devkyu
04-22-2011, 10:39 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
-AdAware
-Spybot Search & Destroy

Additionally, I suggest grabbing CCleaner and Defraggler and running those two after you do your virus/adware/bot scans.

DireKitty
04-22-2011, 10:40 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.

leftalone
04-22-2011, 11:47 PM
ok thanks I downloaded AVG.

animejunkie
04-23-2011, 12:24 AM
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!

leftalone
04-23-2011, 06:59 PM
so I downloaded a anti-viral program and it found not infections. Weird.

DireKitty
04-23-2011, 07:39 PM
Is it still happening?