I have Samsung Laptop and I have formatted it recently (just 5 days ago ) .I use Microsoft security essentials as my antivirus . But now , i have a problem . The free space in disk C is rapidly decreasing as the used space is continuously increasing . I even checked for any virus , spyware or malware with spyhunter , PC Tools Internet Security 2011 and Microsoft security essentials . But no virus is being detected .I am so concerned about this . Within 15 minutes I have nearly lost more than 20 gb of storage !
Please suggest me a proper way .
Awaiting for your reply .
category:PC Laptops,brand:Samsung,operating system:Windows 7
asked on 30th Mar 2012 | 1 Answers | Answer It!
It is not recommended to install multiple security programs on the same computer but now that you’ve made sure that the system has no virus, one likely cause for the hard drive losing space so rapidly (unless a lot of programs have been installed on it) could be backup settings.
1. Make sure the system is not creating automatic backups on the internal hard drive itself. You can check the settings through the ‘Backup and Restore’ option in the Control Panel. If that is the case, you can refer to http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/628-backup-user-system-files-delete-backups.html for steps to manage or delete backups.
2. Turn ‘System Protection’ off and then turn it on. You can refer to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Turn-System-Restore-on-or-off for the steps to do so. Check if that makes a difference.
Warning: Doing so deletes all existing restore points.
3. Go to ‘Start> Computer’ and check the size of each folder by right clicking it and clicking ‘Properties’. If a folder is abnormally large check the contents and do the same with any large sub-folders if required. If you are not sure about the function of the folder, please repost and mention the name and path of the folder.
4. Uninstall programs that are not required (not likely to be many as you just reformatted the hard drive).
Hope it helps.
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