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Buffalo Drivestation/Memeo Autobackup filling up my hard drive - even after uninstall

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Hello Experts,

I bought a Buffalo Drivestation a few months ago and installed the Memeo autobackup software that came with it. It worked perfectly for a few weeks but then it seemed to stop working. After a few more days I noticed that at 5:05am a shedload of files were being created in c:\windows\temp... and I mean a SHEDload: up to 5Gb and it would not stop until the hard disk was full, whereupon I needed to reboot the machine. Only after a reboot could I delete the files, which all seemed to be around 178Mb. And this was happening every single morning.

I uninstalled Memeo, but the problems seemed to persist. I then reinstalled Memeo and then carefully removed all backup jobs and turned off every single option I could find before uninstalling again. That seemed to do the trick and no more big files. For a couple of weeks, anyway.

Yesterday out of the blue it started doing it again. 5:05am files start writing to the temp directory.

I know the files are created by Memeo as I have looked at them in Ultraedit (HEX mode) and at the top of most is a mention of DriveNavi, which still sits on the buffalo drive (as shown below)... in the ones that don't have it,  Memeo and/or Buffalo is mentioned later on in amongst the gobbledegook. I deleted the drivenavi executable from the drivestation yesterday, but it performed the same hard-disk filling trick this morning.

Who can rid me of this meddlesome software?

500 points as ever.
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