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Full partition C of hard drive after install of Windows 7

By render1967 ·
2-3 weeks after a clean installation of Windows 7, partition "C" of my hard drive is full! Why and how to prevent it happen again?

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how big is the hdd

by PurpleSkys In reply to Full partition C of hard ...

and how many programs, etc to you have on it?

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the problem is not there

by render1967 In reply to how big is the hdd

The partition is 97GB. Programs that I have installed does not take much space. Most space is occupied in the directory
C:\Users\(my account)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
more than 65GB, which is a bit strange - I'm not downloading so many never. By the way my antivirus program (Avast Home Edition) does not alert me for any threat in my computer.
What happen? And what should I do? How do I prevent this happening again?

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Housekeeping

by santeewelding In reply to the problem is not there

Enter "temporary internet files" in your search box, and explore what to do.

Instead of that, I use CCleaner, which has a cleaning utility. I run it every week, right down to cleaning out passwords and wiping free space. In just a week's time I notice the temporary files amount to some appreciable megabytes, and I don't surf that much, either. Easy to see how they can grow to gigabytes if you ignore them.

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"smack"

by PurpleSkys In reply to Housekeeping

talk about timing eh

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Only by the skin of my teeth, Purple.

by santeewelding In reply to "smack"
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couple things to try

by PurpleSkys In reply to the problem is not there

malwarebytes to see if it's malware of some sort and possibly ccleaner to clean out your temp files and whatnot...we'll start there and see what happens
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner

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Could be

by seanferd In reply to couple things to try

that any updates for 7 and other apps have lodged in the cache as well. But malware can certainly do this, too.

Is there a Tour for Win 7 on first boot? Maybe files for that are stored in the cache.

render1967 may wish to clear out regular temp files folders as well.

I give my vote for CCleaner - the easy way to dump all sorts of temp stuff.

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thank you

by render1967 In reply to Could be

thanks all for the responsiveness :)

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thank you

by render1967 In reply to Full partition C of hard ...

thanks all for the responsiveness :)

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