View Full Version : Way too many files blues

01-22-2009, 06:15 AM
Earlier this AM, I downloaded the latest Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

I didn't know you could download it outside of the weekly updates, and I found out you can have it do an in-depth scan.

(The link is http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx )

Right now, after 6 hours, it's about 9/10s done, having scanned... and here's the unfortunate part... 2,392,700+ files on my computer.

No infected files yet, so that's the good news.

But -- 2.4 million files? Granted, I have around a thousand Word and graphics files, but software bloat clearly has me in its icy grip.


01-22-2009, 06:42 AM
You got that right.. :D

Aside from my local disk on my development machine... (40BG), I have (2) 300 GB external drives that are almost full and a video editing maching with 2 TB of space that it's exactly empty and 150 GB of store products on my server... I couldn't even tell you how many files that might be...

Now, where did I save the latest scrapbook template?

I remember the good ole days when I use to program on punch cards and a 'drive" was a set of platters the size of a cake plate holder...