Total size of my C drive is 265 GB, normally i don't store my data in this drive, just install a lot of applications. The day before yesterday, it had free space of almost 130 - 135 GB which i checked around a week ago, only i use my laptop and no new application is installed after that. The day before yesterday, suddenly windows showed me a warning message something like
You are out of memory. Then i checked and found that my C drive is almost full, in fact few MB is remaining! Then i urgently uninstalled some applications, removed temp data etc and gained around 12 GB.
Yesterday i run my laptop very few time, but today i noticed the free space is decreasing in
C Drive again and i started to find the reason, then i remembered, two days ago i run an exe file found in internet, but it didn't work as expected, but hanged my PC couple of seconds, then i ignored it. I suspect now, that file left any virus in my pc and the virus is doing something wrong now. I noticed in my C drive, there is a strange named folder something like
3500e567-e89b-12d3-a456-426655440ZZZ...ZZ....Z.ZZZ and inside it, there were many folders with the similar name and inside each sub-folder, there were 351(perhaps) files. And the sub-folders are keep creating!
Batch Command i removed that main folder and then i installed a licensed anti-virus which removed some viruses after the scan. After then i recovered some more spaces by various ways and now i have
22.4 GB free space exactly and no space is decreasing then.
I checked major folder's size in
C Drive using
Batch Command and the total of the sizes used is around 85 GB. So still
C Drive is missing around 150 GB!!!
- Can anybody please guide me how can i recover this space?
- Also does anybody have any information about the virus which creates files & folders with the name like
FYI: I have checked the drive for error checking tool in windows with no success.