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large number of files being added

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by mary848, Feb 6, 2006.

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  1. mary848

    mary848 Thread Starter

    Feb 6, 2006
    I have a one year old computer running WIndows XP. Each week while running Norton Scan, my files seem to increase by a couple of thousand a month. My computer is not running slow and everything seems normal but I now have 185,000 files on it. I daily delete cookies and temporary internet files using the tools function on the menu. I am not downloading anything other than the updates from Norton and WIndows. This has been happening for about six months. Why are so many files being added? Thank you for any help you can offer.
  2. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

    Jun 7, 2001
    Hi and welcome to TSG! ;)

    I have moved you to security to see if you may have some malicious stuff creating those files!
  3. dr20


    Apr 11, 2003
  4. MFDnNC


    Sep 7, 2004
    In Addition do this

    DownLoad EasyCleaner http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

    Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons – I do not recommend
    using the Duplicates files button
    as many dupes are there on purpose.

    Not all files will delete – that is normal.

    In the unnecessary button I check the top 4 entries

    Empty the trash
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