posted on Apr, 10 2010 @ 12:28 AM
Day before yesterday, I checked the fragmentation of my C drive and was shocked and horrified to learn that my C drive was nearly full, when only the
day before, it was nearly empty.
Using Defraggler, i was able to get a suspect file name and so by poking around a bit found a temp folder that contained 406 GB, I didn't check to
see how many files were in the folder, but there were many and they were all the same size.
I was in such a hurry to delete the file that I didn't research it very much and I didn't open any files, but I did notice that the file was
initiated on 4/6 and 0406 and that the folder contained 406 GB.
I deleted the files, but those numbers haunted me, so today I call Comcast who was less than helpful, to see if my bandwith indicated that such a file
was downlaoded when it said it was.
It occurred to me that the file might have been small, but that it may have replicated itself many times.
It doesn't seem like a coincidence that those numbers were all related, but I haven't seen anymore reports of such an attack.
I have seen reports of full HDs overnight, but never a serious discussion of the case, although people suggest software to remove the offending files.
Fortunately, I was able to delete the files myself.
Anyone heard of such a thing?