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We have a Windows 2003 server that was not installed by me that has caught the conficker worm. The server is overloaded and and has a System partition C: of about 10gb total size and a data partition E: of 60gb total size. There has always been a gig or so left on the system partition till we got this worm. Now I can't get enough space freed up to even get a tool installed to fix the problem. it had dropped down to 180mb when I first realized this part of the problem. I can't seem to find new files being written - but I have to do something. Before I could get the system scanned - it had dropped to 20mb and was rebooting - right now it's turned off and disconnected from the network...

Any ideas??? Please ???
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Have you set the system to show hidden and system files per the guide?


Disconnect it from the network.

Right click on the clock and select Task Manager. Then Processes, Show Processes from All Users, and click twice on the CPU column header. The biggest CPU users should now be at the top of the list (if not click the CPU column header again). System Idle Process should be at 95% or better. Whatever is at the top of the list now that is not System Idle is probably your culprit. Note the name and try to End Process. Then google the file name and if you don't see thousands of hits, delete or rename the file.

Kaspersky's rescue disk is handy. You can boot off it and scan your system.


There are 4 other scanners on this page so if Kaspersky doesn't find it try one of the others.

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