HDD Suddenly Full

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by herut, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. herut


    Jul 7, 2014
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    I have a Dell Inspiron 600M running Windows XP (obviously) and my HDD always had about 50% or so free space. A couple of weeks ago I couldn't do defrag b/c 'not enough free space.' Finally today I ran EZ Cleaner's 'space usage' function and I see that 33% of my drive is being used up by: /byzaqxkqif. I have googled this file but come up with zero search results. FYI: the space usage pie also shows: Common Files: 11%, Microsoft Office: 8%, Avast Software: 9%.

    Any help identifying this huge space-eater--and how to deal with it--greatly appreciated.

    herut, Jul 7, 2014
  2. herut


    Dec 10, 2012
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    you seem to be infected with malware, please do the following:

    and insure to run until scans come clean:

    Download, install, update and do full scan with these free malware detection programs:

    Malwarebytes Free (MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/

    SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Remove all found, reboot, and run again until scans run clean, these can be removed afterwards if you so choose. Run scans one at a time, please.


    I would also change all your passwords and notify your bank, post the malwarebytes report in your next reply
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2014
    Elizabeth23, Jul 7, 2014
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