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  1. This is great, considering I just posted a questions about this at another forum. Thanks for the link! Now about that grammar...
  2. Eww. My support of AVG Free is slowly starting to erode...
  3. Reikasuya- Hi and welcome to the forums! Try running WFS again. That should wipe over the big zero-filled file. Post back if that doesn't help.
  4. Roy5051- Glad to hear it worked. Just make sure you create a restore point after wiping them... you'll have a clean backup. Aethec- Je n'ai pas su que vous parlez le fran?ais?! C'est bon. Et ma soeur a habit? en Lausanne pour un semestre. C'est un monde petit. Raison d'?dit: Je ne suis pas intelligent.
  5. avidday04- Hi and welcome to the forums! The program itself is about a 3 MB download. As long as you have that much free space available (and if you don't, then you have more serious problems), the program should install and run. As far as actually running, I can tell you that when an NTFS hard drive will start to give you problems when it fills up past 85%. That's not defrag program-related; it has to do with how the MFT handles the info on the drive. Hope that helps! Let me know if I can help you out with anything else.
  6. Since WFS only increases file deletion 'completeness' for lack of a better term, wouldn't it make more sense to just run a more secure wipe pattern? Does running a more secure pattern wear out hard drive life faster like WFS does?
  7. roy5051- Hi and welcome to the forums! The C:\System Volume Information will not display in Windows Explorer. It is hidden to prevent changes to your backups. What Aethec was saying is that when you run Defraggler, some of the fragmented files that are displayed in the 'File List' tab might be long, randomly-named files located in the C:\System Volume Information folder. These files are the backups of your system made by System Restore. You can delete these if you wish, however, you will lose your backup data. Clearing out your backups is the only way to defragment them. If you wish to do so: 1. Turn off System Restore.On the Desktop, right-click My Computer. Click Properties. Click the System Restore tab. Check Turn off System Restore. Click Apply, and then click OK. 2. Restart your computer. 3. Turn ON System Restore. On the Desktop, right-click My Computer. Click Properties. Click the System Restore tab. UN-Check Turn off System Restore. Click Apply, and then click OK.
  8. So I just finished my initial tests- I'll write up something formal in the morning. But as of now, the program (a single executable called 'FreeApp') doesn't appear to be malicious. The download from the site is a single 695 KB .exe file. According to the site, the program downloads the freeware apps you select online from their official vendors. The site also claims to be spyware approved, which it technically appears to be. The kicker: File sharing programs, such as uTorrent, are among those freeware apps available for download. And we all know what P2P programs do... It doesn't look like there is anything blatantly malicious about this site or program. The program downloads and installs a wide variety of freeware applications hosted all around the internet (the creators boast that you now only have to visit one site to get all you favorite programs). One trifle is that the programs are automatically installed, meaning users can't make any changes during the installation process (change target destinations, disabling toolbars). Scans from AVG 9, MBAM, SAS (which was installed via FreeApp) and an analysis of an HJT log didn't indicate any malicious or infectious alterations to the system. One other thing- CCleaner, Defraggler and Speccy were all part of the FreeApp system. Does Piriform know about this? Right now it's time for bed. I'll include logs, reports and a formal write up tomorrow. This looks pretty interesting. Where did the OP find out about this?
  9. To me it seems too easy. Too easy. I really have to question if this is legitimate. I think I'm going to play around with this on my VM tonight... I'm really intrigued.
  10. Haha nice! Love your avatar, too.
  11. If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from table-height, what would happen?
  12. Sneaky little bugger. I wonder which port it opens up.
  13. APD- The names of the files being defragmented at a given point are listed in the status box on the left side of the application screen. If you click on the File tab, you can view the size of the files that are fragmented after analysis.
  14. Mechano- Using the WFS option on a recurring basis is not recommended. It can shorten the lifespan of your hard disk. If the system requires a reboot to reconnect to the mapped drive, I suggest running CCleaner at the end of the work day with the /shutdown command line parameter. I think it's disconnecting from the drive because CCleaner is deleting the system files that hold the network information in place. Without seeing it in detail I'm afraid I can't offer much more of an explanation. Maybe some of the other, more experienced users can lend a hand on this one (guys? )
  15. I tried it on my virtual XP machine last night. It caught a virus that had been going around my school's email server. It seemed alright as a product within itself, but I think for now I'm going to stick with my AVG 9 free, which hasn't given me any problems
  16. Mechano- Hi and welcome to the forums! So, do the problems occur when you don't run the WFS option?
  17. EarlthePearl- Hi and welcome to the forums! Glad you managed to solve your own problem. That's smart computing
  18. alanwwatt1- You're welcome for the help. Sorry you couldn't get your files back. Most of the helpers and staff here don't use the Wipe Free Space option; try searching the forums. You'll find some interesting and knowledgeable discussions regarding the subject. Hope things work out for you. If you have any more questions we are always here
  19. Problem Child- Hi and welcome to the forums! That doesn't sound like a situation where deleting a file would have caused that. I've never heard of a situation like that. I don't think user permissions are controlled by files that CCleaner would delete. Maybe a registry key got fixed that shouldn't have?
  20. The ultimate public relations response. Love it.
  21. Massive fail. More reason for me to stick with MBAM and AVG.
  22. Out of curiosity, what exactly do those files hold?
  23. If 'Wipe Free Space' is selected in CCleaner, chances are you won't be able to recover the file. CCleaner will have written over the data.
  24. Humph- Can you include a screenshot of Defraggler that includes both the graphical display of your hard drive and the contents of the file list tab? If not, have a look at the file list. If you see files like hyberfil.sys, pagefile.sys and System Volume Information, you won't be able to defrag those with Defraggler. You can defrag hyberfil and pagefile by sequentially deleting and reinitializing the applications. Let me know if you need help with anything.
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