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Unread postby dpcofhwa » September 3rd, 2012, 6:34 pm

I have been chasing this problem for about a week now. My hard drive began filling up in a matter of hours. I used treeview and tracked it to this one file. "clouds_2048.tmp" located in the "Documents and Settings - Primary User Name - Local Settings - Temp" folder.

I have run several spyware programs, changed antivirus programs three times and even made a clone of the hard drive and ran combofix on it. Several lesser things were found but this file remains. I can boot into safe mode and delete it but it reappears at reboot and will sit quietly for some hours then begin to fill up until it reaches the capacity of the drive's free space.

I am running out of ideas. I am assuming this is some kind of Trojan but so far no one has found it. I have scanned it normal and safe mode. I have deleted all restore points and dumped the pagefile but it still comes back and avoids detection with Superantispyware, malwarebytes, iobit, avg, avast, and Ashampoo anti-malware. I would really like to fix this without reformatting if possible.

I have run your logfile creator and attached the two files. If you are interested in the combofix log I can alswo send it on request
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Re: Unknown growing temp file clouds_2048.tmp

Unread postby deltalima » September 4th, 2012, 5:30 am

Posting Logs as Attachments

May I draw your attention to the topic: ALL USERS OF THIS FORUM MUST READ THIS FIRST, which you should have read before posting for help.

The instructions for running DDS found HERE, state how we need you to post the logs, so we can help you.

The section here explains why you should not post attachments unless the helper assisting you requests that you do so.

If you still require assistance, please start a new topic and copy and paste your DDS logs (DDS.txt and Attach.txt) and wait for a new helper. Thank you for your understanding.

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