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Malware eating up my c: drive space [Solved]

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bpaynter

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Help!  My laptop must be infected with some malware.  I always run the Norton Security Suite, but my machine still seems to have been infected.  When I run a scan now, Norton reports that I do not have any risks.  I have also run the Norton Power Eraser with no risks reported.  

 

My hard drive has a capacity of 1.34 TB.  I currently have 2.73 GB of free space after I deleted some files.  I have been down to less than 100 MB of free space.

 

During a Norton scan on 9/27/15, a Trojan.Zbot virus was detected and quarantined.  If the malware has actually been contained, then I need to know how to recover the unused space.  

 

I am attaching the results of the FRST scan. 

 

Your help is appreciated! 

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Essexboy

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I can see no apparent malware on the system so lets see what is taking the space

Please download and install WinDirStat.
  • Click on the desktop icon to run the program.
  • Click on Individual Drives and then click on C: (or whichever drive is your Main Drive)
  • Click on OK
  • When the pacmen have finished there will be a graphic display of your drive]
  • Place your cursor on the divider line between the text above and the color graph below and drag downwards to expand the upper portion of the resultant image produced
  • Please create a screen shot and attach or upload the image to your next post so I can have a look
It will look something like this

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Thank you to Essexboy for the response.  I thought that my issue started after I set up the Norton Security Suite to do automatic backups.  I called Norton and they confirmed that their backup was making multiple copies of my files - until all of my c: drive was used!   I have deleted all of their backup files from my c: drive and will now run the back up to an external drive. 

 

 

Norton 360 Out of Backup Space
Posted: 12-Aug-2013 | 5:55PM • 4 Replies • Permalink

I am running Norton 360 6.0 with Windows 7.0 and a 1.0 TB internal backup hard drive.  I have approximately 80 GB of pictures and 38 GB of music and 110 GB of documents that are the bulk of what I back up, but Norton 360 Backup is saying that the drive is almost full. It seems like everytime I make a slight change to a file, Norton creates a new copy, and there must be multiple copies of the same file if 240 GB of data are taking up almost 1 TB of backup space.  How do I delete all of the Norton backup files and start fresh with a new back up. 

 

 

Welcome to the Norton Community Forums. regular_smile.png

Unfortunately N 360 backup does seem to add one backup on top of the other on some occasions and that is what seems to have happened in your case.

 

Great backup program!

Thanks again for your offer of help! 


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Rather than backing up files why not use an imaging tool http://www.geekstogo...t-imaging-tool/
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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