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Something is eating my C Drive! I am running XP Pro on a Gateway 450 Laptop. Last week, my memory was down to 1%. I ran Zone Alarm's virus and spyware scans which resulted in the removal of an IE plugin. My free memory was instantly back to where it should be: 15 GB of 30 GB, which allowed me room to defrag my disk. Since then, it has been on a steady decline, but I have not installed or created anything that would result in such a memory reduction. Each time I check the properties of my C Drive, the free memory is substantially less. I am now down to about 1.5 GB. I have run Zone Alarm, CCleaner, NoAdware, 1 Click PC Fix, House Call and a couple of others that I have found mentioned on this forum. They have fixed the errors found, but the memory decline continues. This problem seemed to start when I replaced Norton Security (due to an apparent conflict with the Windows Firewall) with Zone Alarm. Any ideas of the cause? Please help!
 

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Hi and welcome to TSF

It sounds as if the AV programs might be clearing the bulk of infection but perhaps not every trace and so it starts chomping away again during the 'wee small hours'.

I would suggest having a read here* and try some of the suggestions and maybe do a post on the HJT board and get the view of one of the security techs.
*http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

Peter
 
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