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any idea on how to resolve this please ?

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hello guys...

I don't know where to start from, but OK, here we go...

I installed some program called like "Advanced Archive password cracker) or something like this, (I can't recall precisely) and ran the program to recover some missed password of a rar file I already have.

I left the program running for about 4 hours hoping I will recover the password, and all of a sudden I noticed that I am going out of free space in the partition C (the Windows partition).

I thought that would be temporarily, and left the program running all the night, and in the second day, when I despaired I quit the program, and forgot the matter, but the problem is that I am still out of free space in the partition C, and it seems like it was not a temporarily issue, even when I uninstalled that bloody program I couldn't recover the free space which was about 15 ~ 20 GB, I tried all the options that may occur to mind, like running CCleaner both in normal and safe mode, but in vain...and defragging the C drive didn't resolve the problem too, though I have Smart Defrag 2 installed, which means I need not to defrag manually, so now what do you guys see ??

now I barely have 2 GB of free space.

I have Avast 6 free installed and it's fully up-to-date.

so what do you guys think ???

now I am almost out of options...
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Have you tried the only option that is invented Just for the case? System Restore?
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I didn't try what you said, and I can't, much of things will fly if I do this... and now, I don't think there are check points that date to the beginning of the problem which is 2 weeks old so far.
Edited by the magical me - 10/17/11 at 9:54pm
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then it seems like nobody passed under this situation before ??
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post #5 of 6
You need to find out the exact name of the software then google as much as you can about it. It could be someones bad idea of a joke to fill someone's HD.

Another thing, Enable hidden files and system files.

Have you tried searching C:\\ and sorting the files most recently modified. see if you can find a pattern. like file extension or file name.

may be worth doing this in recovery and running a full virus scan just in case.
    
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it seems like a good idea, I will search the C drive with the hidden files uncovered and see the recently modified files...

as for the viruses, I confirm that my HD is completely clean.

thanks dear, plus rep for you.
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