A file installed itself when I turned on my desktop.. I had 600GB of free space yesterday. After the restart an XML file took up the whole 600GB's. I cleaned out 20 GB off my desktop but the file grew to 620 GB instantly.I have no free space. It took away my system restore points. It does not let my file shredders work. (because it is open in another file) In other words it is acting like a virus. Nothing i run catches it. it disabled Hijack this. Here is the file. that is eating up ALL my disk space. I run Windows 7 64 bit with all updates. Here is the path:
C:\Program Files (x86) /Common files/PC Tools/Smonitor/cputime. CPUTIME is the culprit that is an xml file that is 620 GB large. I have tried for 5 hours to get it off my computer to no avail. In the Smonitor folder were buches of read only files and I was able to get rid of about 8 smaller files by shredding but not this big one. It is nowhere to be found in the registry but it is somehow connected to something called WOW64----. When i try to erase or move it, It gives the message that it cannot be moved because it is open in "tracerpt.exe" how about that nasty name ? File was created at 8:55 AM on wednesday and my computer got slower and slower until the hard drive filled up with this one file later. it is a "read only" file supposedly. I tried to drag it to an external drive but it wont let me. It knocked out my internet. This is the worst one I have ever gotten.
So THE QUESTION IS: Can anyone help me get rid of this File "cputime and all its friends? I make my living off EBay now and i need that computer and of course I have no backup because I relied on System restore. MSSEssentials and malwarebytes are usless and so is hijack this. This bug also disabled my uninstallers too, not that it is listed in any of them.
Again, I need this computer. I just put 20 GB;s of photos on the PC this week and deleted the card in my camera. Nobody said I was smart. I have a folder full of Recovery programs reccommended by you guys over time but I do not know if they will take me back before 855 AM .
Funny but I rarely restart the computer. I usually just put it to sleep. First time I shut down in 3 months and this horrible thing happened. I am afraid to back up the things I need tto an external because I might take the bug with me.
So again can you experts help me? and have any of you heard of these particular named bugs. I cant understand how this just keeps filling up ALL my empty space so i cant do anything at all.
Also I do banking on 4 different banks on that PC. Scary. I have to go to bed now. Too old to be up this late I know one guy who is still up. (N---s)
Thank you in advance, Donnie