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24-Jun-2012, 06:52 PM #1
Space issues
Hi all,

Lately iI have been having space issues in Windows XP. Basically, my computer has been giving me the "low space warning" issue every time I turn it on recently. I have deleted programs off my computer in an attempt to resolve the issue. Last night, I had cleared 250 MB of free space on my hard drive. This morning, I turn the computer on, and after being on the computer for a few hours (downloading nothing to my knowledge), my computer tells me I am down to 7 MB of free space. What's going on here (do things download on my computer without me knowing)? I have checked all recent program/file downloads, and my computer has no new files. Does just being on the internet mean that files are usually downloading onto my computer (I do watch videos via the web)? And is there something I can do to prevent this (for instance, is there a way for me to automatically remove and files I download off the internet immediately after I am done using them...)? Thanks. By the way, I am told my C drive has 94 MB free below. This is part of why I am confused.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1300, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 81564 MB, Free - 94 MB; D: Total - 27156 MB, Free - 27059 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XD720
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
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25-Jun-2012, 11:16 AM #2
Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - System Restore.

Move the slider from its default value of 12% to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

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Right-click RECYCLE BIN, then click Properties.

Move the slider from its default value of 10% to 3%, then click Apply - OK.

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Click Start - Run, then type in

%temp% (% is the percent symbol in the number 5 key)

and then click OK.

Click Start - Run, then type in

c:\windows\temp

and then click OK.

Once those 2 temp folders appear and you can view their contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside them.

If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal behavior. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

If a massive number of files are being deleted, the computer may appear to "hang". Be patient and wait for the deletion process to finish.

After it's done, empty the Recycle Bin first, then restart the computer.

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25-Jun-2012, 11:21 AM #3
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Originally Posted by buffalobillsrul View Post
is there a way for me to automatically remove and files I download off the internet immediately after I am done using them...)?
Can you be more specific about what you're downloading and using?

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25-Jun-2012, 11:25 AM #4
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Originally Posted by buffalobillsrul View Post
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
AVG 2011 is outdated.

Get rid of it and then replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1526.0 - which is more light-weight and more user-friendly and well-recommended here.

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30-Jun-2012, 09:47 AM #5
Update,

OK, so I'ved one all of these thing (except the AVG one). DIdna't seem to do much. I also cleared some old files/folders. What will happen is that I'll originally start with ~70 MB of space on my hard drive, but after spending some time on the internet, this generally goes down to <5 MB. I dont understand why. When I restart, I seem to gain some but not all of this space back. Is this a poteniail virus issue or is it normal to slowly lose hard drive space when browsing the internet? This is the confusing thing to me, more than the lack of hard drive space itself...
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30-Jun-2012, 10:00 AM #6
We need to get a better picture of your computer, so do the following in the order listed.

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Go here and click the green "Download latest version" link to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4

After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

After it's been installed, start it and allow its main window to load.

Uncheck "Do not show this window when I start HiJackThis".

Click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

When the scan is finished in 30 - 60 seconds, a log file will appear.

Save that log file.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire log file here.

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Start HiJackThis.

Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

Click on the "Save List" button.

Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

It'll then open in Notepad.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

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Thanks!

The HijackThis File:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:32:51 AM, on 6/30/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17110)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EKIJ5000MUI.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAccelerator.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\printer\center\KodakSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 - URLSearchHook: vshare.tv Bar Toolbar - {7aeb3efd-e564-43f1-b658-5058a7c5743b} - C:\Program Files\vshare.tv_Bar\prxtbvsha.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Bing Bar Helper - {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\BingExt.dll" (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Bing Bar - {8dcb7100-df86-4384-8842-8fa844297b3f} - "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingBar\BingExt.dll" (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelZeroConfig] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelWireless] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe" /tf Intel PROSet/Wireless
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Default Manager] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Default Manager\DefMgr.exe" -resume
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] %ProgramFiles%\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe -expressboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EKIJ5000StatusMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EKIJ5000MUI.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_TRAY] C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ccleaner] "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" /AUTO
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpeedBitVideoAccelerator] C:\Program Files\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAccelerator.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Doctor] C:\Documents and Settings\Brad\Desktop\sdsetup.exe -min
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Documents and Settings\Brad\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Xvid] C:\Program Files\Xvid\CheckUpdate.exe
O9 - Extra button: Skype Plug-In - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Skype Plug-In - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\progra~1\speedb~1\sblsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\progra~1\speedb~1\sblsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\progra~1\speedb~1\sblsp.dll
O16 - DPF: {7530BFB8-7293-4D34-9923-61A11451AFC5} - http://download.eset.com/special/eos/OnlineScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {D4003189-95B1-4A2F-9A87-F2B03665960D} (VodClient Control Class) - http://www.vexcast.com/download/vexcast.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: GoToAssist - C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToAssist\615\G2AWinLogon.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: SAS Core Service (!SASCORE) - SUPERAntiSpyware.com - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
O23 - Service: AffinegyService - Affinegy, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVGIDSAgent - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
O23 - Service: AVG WatchDog (avgwd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Event Log (EvtEng) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
O23 - Service: GoToAssist - Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToAssist\615\g2aservice.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdatem) (gupdatem) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak AiO Device Service (KodakSvc) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\Program Files\Kodak\printer\center\KodakSvc.exe
O23 - Service: LicCtrl Service (LicCtrlService) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
O23 - Service: Mozilla Maintenance Service (MozillaMaintenance) - Mozilla Foundation - C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe
O23 - Service: NICCONFIGSVC - Dell Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
O23 - Service: NMSAccess - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
O23 - Service: Office Source Engine (ose) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Registry Service (RegSrvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Service (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
O23 - Service: VideoAcceleratorService - Speedbit Ltd. - C:\PROGRA~1\SPEEDB~1\VideoAcceleratorService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless SSO Service (WLANKEEPER) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
O23 - Service: Yahoo! Updater (YahooAUService) - Yahoo! Inc. - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe

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End of file - 10685 bytes


Here's the 2nd log file (the uninstall list)

Adobe Acrobat 5.0
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Reader X (10.1.3)
Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5
aiofw
aioocr
aioprnt
aioscnnr
ATI - Software Uninstall Utility
ATI Catalyst Control Center
ATI Display Driver
AVG 2011
AVG 2011
AVG 2011
Belkin Setup and Router Monitor
BitZipper 5.1
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
CCleaner (remove only)
CDBurnerXP
center
Cisco Connect
Command & Conquer Windows 95
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem
Dell ResourceCD
Dell Wireless WLAN Card
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
Free ISO Creator version 2.8
GIMP 2.6.10
Google Earth Plug-in
Google Update Helper
GoToAssist Corporate
Help_CTR
helptut
helpug
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB835221
HiJackThis
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2158563)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2443685)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2570791)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2633952)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB961118)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB970653-v3)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB976098-v2)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB979306)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB981793)
InstallMgr
Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Software
Java(TM) 6 Update 29
KODAK All-in-One Printer Software
ksdip
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
mCore
mDriver
mDrWiFi
mHlpDell
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Default Manager
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - KB2467174 - x86 9.0.30729.5570
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
mIWA
mLogView
mMHouse
Modem Helper
Mozilla Firefox 13.0.1 (x86 en-US)
Mozilla Maintenance Service
mPfMgr
mPfWiz
mProSafe
mSCfg
MSN
MSN Toolbar
mSSO
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
MSXML 6 Service Pack 2 (KB954459)
mToolkit
mWlsSafe
mWMI
mZConfig
netbrdg
OGA Notifier 2.0.0048.0
Out of the Park Baseball 11
Photo! Editor 1.1
QuickSet
Risk
Security Task Manager 1.8c
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB2604111)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB2657424)
Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2564958)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2183461)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2360131)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2416400)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2482017)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2497640)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2544521)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2559049)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2586448)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2618444)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2647516)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2675157)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2699988)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB938127-v2)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB969897)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB972260)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB974455)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB976325)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB978207)
Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB982381)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB2378111)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB954155)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB968816)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB973540)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB975558)
Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB978695)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 (KB954154)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2079403)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2115168)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2121546)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2160329)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2229593)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2259922)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2279986)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2286198)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2296011)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2296199)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2347290)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2360937)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2387149)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2393802)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2412687)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2419632)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2423089)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2436673)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2440591)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2443105)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2476490)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2476687)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2478960)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2478971)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2479628)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2479943)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2481109)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2483185)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2485376)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2485663)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2503658)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2503665)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2506212)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2506223)
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30-Jun-2012, 11:13 AM #8
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin

need to be updated to version 11.3.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_ie/
http://www.filehippo.com/download_flashplayer_firefox/

Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5
needs to be updated to version 11.6.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_shockwave/

AVG 2011
needs to be updated to version 2012.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/free-antivirus-download
Better yet, get rid of it and then replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1526.0
http://www.filehippo.com/download_se...essentials_xp/

Get rid of CCleaner, unless you really know how to use it safely.

Java(TM) 6 Update 29
needs to be updated to version 1.6.0.33(6 Update 33).
http://www.filehippo.com/download_jre_32/12538/

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware(unknown version)
needs to be updated to version 1.61.0.1400.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ma..._anti_malware/

SUPERAntiSpyware(unknown version)
needs to be updated to version 5.5.0.1006.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_superantispyware/

VLC Media Player 1.0.3
needs to be updated to version 2.0.1.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_vlc/
If you don't need it, get rid of it instead.

Get rid of vshare.tv Bar Toolbar

You have a lot of other programs and extras installed that I'm not familiar with, so I don't know if you need them or not.

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After you get the current version of
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SUPERAntiSpyware

installed and have updated their definition files, run a quick scan with each one.
After each quick scan is finished, select and remove everything that was found.

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01-Jul-2012, 05:09 PM #9
OK, thanks for your help.

I've done all of this. The MBAM scan found a couple things, as did the spyware scan.

FIrst, I cleared a whole bunch of stuff of the disk. (probably 1-2 GB worth). However, I still only have 100 MB worth of space on this hard drive. Also, this number seems to change every other second (fluctuating from 100 MB to nothing). I'm confused as to why this happens...

Second, the MBAM scan took around 6 hours (quick scan). Is this normal? I feel like it likely isn't.

I also have a ton of extra crap now (stuff from AVG esepcailly ) on the computer that I can't get off because processes in the background are runnign that use them. When I try to kill these processes, the computer does not allow me to. Any way to auto-kill these processes?

Anything else i should do? Thanks!
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02-Jul-2012, 08:45 AM #10
I suggest you follow my advice in post #4 and get rid of AVG and replace it with MSE.

You shouldn't be killing running processes without knowing what you're doing.

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15-Jul-2012, 09:14 AM #11
OK,

So I've done this. Largely, the space issues are fixed, but I'm wondering why my amount of free space seems to fluctuate so much while I'm online (fluctuates both up and down...). Is this normal?
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15-Jul-2012, 09:52 AM #12
I have no idea.

Like I previously said, you have a lot of programs and extras that I'm not familiar with, so I don't know if any of them is the cause of the issue.

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