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    Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?

      I have noticed over the course of the last few days that I slowly losing some HDD space. A few days ago I had 183 GB free on my main drive, then I had 182 a couple days ago. Yesterday I had 181, today I also have 181, but I went from 181.8 to 181.6 somehow.

       

      I've been running CCCleaner.

       

      I had a virus scare in March, so I've been doing daily McAfee full virus scans as well as frequent Malwarebytes scans since. I do daily updates on McAfee. I do not know what it going on. Is this minor hdd loss due to doing frequent virus scans?

       

      I've heard that Window 7 does often make shadow copies of system files. Does McAfee trigger the creation of these?

        • 1. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?
          exbrit

          It could be that logs are mounting up, however they are auto-cleared after 30 days, or do you have anything that auto backs-up stuff?   Most likely it is temporary files which you can delete manually.

           

          Go to Start/Run and type in temp and click OK or the Enter key.

           

          When that screen appears go to Edit > Select All

           

          Then click Shift/Delete simultaneously.

           

          OK any prompts.  Not all will go, but most will.

           

          Repeat the exercise typing in %temp% this time.

          • 2. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?
            exbrit

            By the way, if you are concerned it could be some sort of malware post a Hijackthis log on one of the specilaist forums that deal with them...all listed near the bottom of this document:  https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-2168

             

            They might be able to give you some more pointers.

             

            Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 22/04/12 7:52:48 EDT AM
            • 3. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?

              So I ran a disk cleanup and cleared out a lot of service back up files, ran some Spybot immunizations as well as did a scan, ran CCleaner several times. At night I got back 183.41 after a final CCleaner, when I started up again right now I got it down to 183.53 (computer recalculated free space?). Right now since it built up some temp files again I am at 183.51.

               

              Spybot, Malwarebytes, and McAfee all say I am clean. I will do another scan when I got in the shower and see if the space changes afterwards

              • 4. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?

                I had 183.51 before doing a McAfee scan and a Malwarebytes can, afterwards I got down to 183.39. Looks like the scans are causing this.

                 

                Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4

                Scan saved at 3:44:11 PM, on 4/22/2012

                Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)

                MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)

                Boot mode: Normal

                 

                Running processes:

                C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Live Update\ALU.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\SonicMaster\SonicMasterTray.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Media\DMedia.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Wireless Console 3\wcourier.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Shared files\brs.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

                C:\Windows\AsScrPro.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

                C:\Users\DVyas\AppData\Local\Google\Google Talk Plugin\googletalkplugin.exe

                C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe

                c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\saui.exe

                C:\Users\DVyas\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

                 

                R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://asus.msn.com

                R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

                R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://asus.msn.com

                R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

                R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

                R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

                R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://asus.msn.com

                R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

                R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

                R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm

                R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

                R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

                F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe,

                O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll

                O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL

                O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll

                O2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\ScriptSn.20111230225903.dll

                O2 - BHO: IESpeakDoc - {8D10F6C4-0E01-4BD4-8601-11AC1FDF8126} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\IEPlugIn.dll

                O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll

                O2 - BHO: McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO - {B164E929-A1B6-4A06-B104-2CD0E90A88FF} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll

                O2 - BHO: URLRedirectionBHO - {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL

                O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll

                O3 - Toolbar: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ASUSPRP] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\APRP\APRP.EXE"

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SonicMasterTray] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\SonicMaster\SonicMasterTray.exe

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATKOSD2] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATKMEDIA] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Media\DMedia.exe

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HControlUser] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\HControlUser.exe

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Wireless Console 3] C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Wireless Console 3\wcourier.exe

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl10] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe"

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BDRegion] C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\Shared files\brs.exe

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateLBPShortCut] "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\LabelPrint\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\LabelPrint" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\LabelPrint\2.5"

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateP2GoShortCut] "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go" UpdateWithCreateOnce "SOFTWARE\CyberLink\Power2Go\6.0"

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mcui_exe] "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCSSync] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe" /DelayServices

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"

                O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

                O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\DVyas\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c

                O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent

                O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MobileDocuments] C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe

                O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

                O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

                O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

                O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

                O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-15163655-2098334069-279043947-1000\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'UpdatusUser')

                O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-15163655-2098334069-279043947-1000\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'UpdatusUser')

                O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe

                O4 - Global Startup: AsusVibeLauncher.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AsusVibe\AsusVibeLauncher.exe

                O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000

                O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1004 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll

                O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1003 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll

                O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {7815BE26-237D-41A8-A98F-F7BD75F71086} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\IEPlugIn.dll

                O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Send by Bluetooth to - {7815BE26-237D-41A8-A98F-F7BD75F71086} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\IEPlugIn.dll

                O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll

                O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll

                O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics

                O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.mcafee.com

                O16 - DPF: {7530BFB8-7293-4D34-9923-61A11451AFC5} - http://download.eset.com/special/eos/OnlineScanner.cab

                O18 - Protocol: dssrequest - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll

                O18 - Protocol: sacore - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll

                O18 - Protocol: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll

                O18 - Filter: application/x-mfe-ipt - {3EF5086B-5478-4598-A054-786C45D75692} - c:\progra~2\mcafee\msc\mcsniepl.dll

                O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL

                O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\nvinit.dll

                O23 - Service: Adobe Acrobat Update Service (AdobeARMservice) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe

                O23 - Service: Adobe Flash Player Update Service (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe

                O23 - Service: AFBAgent - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\FBAgent.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

                O23 - Service: ASLDR Service (ASLDRService) - ASUS - C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe

                O23 - Service: ASUS InstantOn Service (ASUS InstantOn) - ASUS - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstantOn\InsOnSrv.exe

                O23 - Service: Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent - Atheros - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\Ath_CoexAgent.exe

                O23 - Service: AtherosSvc - Atheros Commnucations - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\adminservice.exe

                O23 - Service: ATKGFNEX Service (ATKGFNEXSrv) - ASUS - C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe

                O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

                O23 - Service: CyberLink Product - 2011/09/07 22:24:07 (CLKMSVC10_38F51D56) - CyberLink - C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\NavFilter\kmsvc.exe

                O23 - Service: Intel(R) Content Protection HECI Service (cphs) - Intel Corporation - C:\Windows\SysWow64\IntelCpHeciSvc.exe

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe

                O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 - Flexera Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService64.exe

                O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

                O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: Intel(R) Management and Security Application Local Management Service (LMS) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe

                O23 - Service: MBAMService - Malwarebytes Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee SiteAdvisor Service - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee Services (mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee VirusScan Announcer (McNaiAnn) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\mcods.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee Proxy Service (McProxy) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee McShield (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\\mcshield.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee Firewall Core Service (mfefire) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\\mfefire.exe

                O23 - Service: McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service (mfevtp) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\mfevtps.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: McAfee Online Backup (MOBKbackup) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Online Backup\MOBKbackup.exe

                O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: NVIDIA Update Service Daemon (nvUpdatusService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe

                O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe

                O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe

                O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe

                O23 - Service: Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor (TurboBoost) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\TurboBoost.exe

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: Intel(R) Management and Security Application User Notification Service (UNS) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)

                O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

                 

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                End of file - 16260 bytes

                 

                Message was edited by: leftisthominid on 4/22/12 2:46:41 PM CDT
                • 5. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?
                  exbrit

                  We aren't qualified to tell you what that log means, please post it as instructed earlier.

                   

                  Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 22/04/12 10:06:22 EDT PM
                  • 6. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?

                    I've got it verified at Techsupportforum that it is not malware.

                     

                    I lose some space after each virus scan, sometimes clearing shadow copies in disc cleanup and running CCleaner gets me back to where I should be, other times it does not.

                     

                    For example, yesterday I was at 188.3-ish, after a few scans I fell to 188.08-ish, and I've been stuck in that range since.

                    • 7. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?
                      exbrit

                      You could try clearing your Quarantined files - if any.

                       

                      First double-click the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter

                      Click Navigation (top right)

                      Click General Settings & Alerts (left)

                      Click Access Protection to expand that section

                      Uncheck Access Protection and click Apply

                      Leave SecurityCenter open on your desktop because you should re-enable Access Protection after the following steps.

                      Go to C:\ProgramData\McAfee\VirusScan\Quarantine and click Edit/Select All

                      Click Shift and Delete simultaneously and the folder should empty.

                      Take care to delete only the contents of that folder, not the folder itself.

                      Re-enable Access Protection as mentioned above and click Apply and then exit SecurityCenter.

                      Those instructions are for Vista/Windows 7. 

                      For XP the folder is found at:  C:\Documents & Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Virusscan

                      • 8. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?

                        I do not have any quarantined files.

                         

                        I think McAfee and Malwarebytes are just saving log files somewhere and there are not being deleted. Or maybe the daily McAfee updates are that big to make up the ~250mb I am looking for?

                        • 9. Re: Losing a bit of free space on HDD day by day... Is this related to daily full scans?
                          exbrit

                          They all save logs but I do know that McAfee's self-destruct at 30-days so should remain within reason.

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