Question Virus deleting storage space fast!

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So yes, it is my fault for downloading a virus. But it is deleting my storage space faster and faster every day! No antivirus has detected anything, restore points are turned off, and even uninstalling programs doesn't do anything. A reply as fast as possible would be great considering my time here is limited.

EDIT: I CANNOT REINSTALL WINDOWS 10. DON'T ASK WHY JUST TAKE THAT IN MIND.
 
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Can I ask what exactly "deleting my storage space" means? It's filling it up with nonsense, or what? What is the financial incentive for a person to program a virus that does that? Are you certain you actually have malware, and something else isn't "deleting your storage space"?
 
No full image backup from last month, or last quarter...? :(

You (from an uninfected computer) can make a bootable offline defender scanner on USB, or a bootable Kaspersky Rescue disk...

Barring success of those or similar actions, one must weigh the cost of time investigating the cause with odds of success in defeating it vs. the 5-10 minutes it would take to reinstall Windows.
 
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Can I ask what exactly "deleting my storage space" means? It's filling it up with nonsense, or what? What is the financial incentive for a person to program a virus that does that? Are you certain you actually have malware, and something else isn't "deleting your storage space"?
The virus is "Tricking" my computer to thinking it's dropping (when in actuality nothing happens) but by it "tricking" the computer, once it hits 0 bytes it will crash and won't work.
 
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If your current AV efforts have not worked, time to give up.
Full wipe and reinstall.
To get a couple things clear:
  1. This is a school laptop, so any modifications like that are not allowed.
  2. The internet that the school has supplied requires a certain program, so that can't happen either
  3. I AM ALLOWED TO DO MOST THINGS WITH THIS INCLUDING CHANGING SETTINGS AND STUFF. But not reinstall windows.
 

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To get a couple things clear:
  1. This is a school laptop, so any modifications like that are not allowed.
  2. The internet that the school has supplied requires a certain program, so that can't happen either
  3. I AM ALLOWED TO DO MOST THINGS WITH THIS INCLUDING CHANGING SETTINGS AND STUFF. But not reinstall windows.
Then you absolutely need to talk to your school administrators.

"So yes, it is my fault for downloading a virus. "
Man up and tell them what happened. There is no magic fix for this.

And you won't be the first person this has happened to.
 
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Then you absolutely need to talk to your school administrators.

"So yes, it is my fault for downloading a virus. "
Man up and tell them what happened. There is no magic fix for this.

And you won't be the first person this has happened to.
I am certainly going to try to fix/replace this with them, but if they are closed on weekends, and I dont have time thursday or friday, I'll have to severely cut the amount of time spent on this computer (which I guess isn't to bad)

Anyways, thanks for the advice m8
 

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In the meantime, while waiting for your school admins to fix it:
Make sure the system is taken OFFLINE.
backup any text files for schoolwork
Anything that is infectible is suspect

You may be running custom ratware. You may be running a truecrypt volume or equivalant (since your space is disappearing.) , and be hosting anything from warez to highly illegal porn.
 

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