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    fkdup74's Avatar Pneuberator.
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    wtf? htf?
    NAV just discovered Downloader.MScache on my pc
    so i clean it out, and 2 gigs are freed on my HDD...
    dont know how this is possible, cause the way i figure i caught it
    was a visit to trinsic and i wasnt paing attention when it prompted
    me to install and run (whatever the f*ck it was)
    right after that i got the message from NAV
    but my HDD was 6.xx gigs full since, like, forever,
    and after i disabled restore and cleaned my pc
    there was only 4.xx gigs on my HDD
    restore points + virus = 2 gigs?
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
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  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    It's very possible that system restore was taking up 2 gigs. If you don't use disk clean up occasionally, then this is to be expected. Norton will have cleared all the system restore points to avoid re-infection.

    It is very poor practice to open files from location, particularly from crack site such as trinsic.

    ALWAYS save to disk, then scan with AV, and then open file.

    ALWAYS pay attention to what you are downloading.

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    Originally posted by LTJBukem@11 December 2003 - 12:31
    ALWAYS save to disk, then scan with AV, and then open file.

    ALWAYS pay attention to what you are downloading.
    yeah, thats my normal practice, just had a brain fart today
    as for disc clean up, i run that about 4-5 times a week on average
    it just blew my mind that removing restore and a virus freed up 2 gigs

    and the file in question was one of those activex prompts
    that i KNOW is bad buisness to ignore, like i said, brain fart
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Yeah, i guess we all have days like that.

    ......brain fart.......?


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    Originally posted by LTJBukem@11 December 2003 - 13:31
    Norton will have cleared all the system restore points to avoid re-infection.

    Norton can not access system restore, thats why on the Symantec site they tell you to turn off system restore before letting Norton AV clear up an infection


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