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something is eating up my memory!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by stcyn, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. stcyn

    stcyn Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm running Windows XP home. I think I have a virus or something crazy! My memory keeps shrinking and my computer tells me I need to delete some items on my C drive to make more room... but, I'm not downloading any new programs that could be eating my memory...

    Today, I found 100 files like this: $NtUninstallKB887742$ in the Windows folder of my C drive. Inside each of these folders is a bunch of stuff that I have no idea what it is...but each folder has a "spuninst" folder in it and the size from 400 KB to 8 MB in it. Could this be the problem? Is this a virus?

    Please help!
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    Those are from the windows updates and are normal

    You can delete those that are older but I would leave those that are 2 months or less old
     
  3. stcyn

    stcyn Thread Starter

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    Any other ideas as to what is eating up my memory?
     
  4. MFDnNC

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    Do you mean your disk space

    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
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    Reduce the size allocated to restore points

    Eliminate prefetch
     
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