Font Folder 35GB, is that a virus ?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by soamz, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    282
    5
    10
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

    Feb 27, 2011
    5,267
    1,422
    180
    i worked remote support for customers of QVC and they had a Fonts package software.. you have similar ?
     
  3. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    282
    5
    10
    No sir!
    Nothing as such.
     
  4. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

    Dec 14, 2012
    3,988
    1,305
    120
    35GB seem pretty big, but likely the oriental fonts are way bigger than the latins ones.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. darroue

    darroue MDL Novice

    Jan 3, 2012
    1
    0
    0
    Use SpaceSniffer to figure out which files takes so much space. Dont forget to run it as Administrator in order to avoid showing "access denied" errors.
     
  6. bmurphr1

    bmurphr1 MDL Junior Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    59
    44
    0
    I don't believe that your Fonts folder actually is 35GB in size. Look at the amount of bytes in parenthesis...notice anything weird? The comma placements are off... six numbers and a comma, two numbers and a comma, and then three numbers at the end. Looks to me as if your folder isn't actually 35GB but you just happened to find a nice little bug in explorer.exe which displays improper comma placements in numbers and because of that reported the wrong folder and file sizes. If I were you I'd contact Microsoft and show them this image and see what they have to say about it, because it looks like something which definitely needs a hotfix created and deployed to correct the problem that you're having.
     
  7. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    282
    5
    10
    So you suggest to clean install now ?
     
  8. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

    Dec 14, 2012
    3,988
    1,305
    120
    Start posting your dir result as suggested earlier.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    282
    5
    10
    Dir result ?
    How ?
     
  10. ilusi0n

    ilusi0n MDL Junior Member

    Nov 18, 2013
    51
    6
    0
  11. pf100

    pf100 MDL Addicted

    Oct 22, 2010
    638
    448
    30
    This will send the result to a file called fontsfolder.txt on c:\
    dir /a C:\Windows\Fonts > c:\fontsfolder.txt
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

    Jul 4, 2014
    3,378
    459
    120
    Use malwarebytes to scan your system for any malicious software that is the culprit.
     
  13. soamz

    soamz MDL Senior Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    282
    5
    10

    How is Spy Hunter ?