Can a virus take up hard drive space?
Viruses eat up storage space on your PC by installing extra files onto your hard-drive. Viruses also wreak havoc on your system by deleting or misplacing essential files.
Why has my hard drive suddenly filled up?
There can be a number of reasons for this. However, there is no particular reason for this behavior; there are several potential causes for this error. This can be caused due to malware, bloated WinSxS folder, Hibernation settings, System Corruption, System Restore, Temporary Files, other Hidden files, etc.
Why is my C drive filling up for no reason?
If your C drive is filling up without a reason, it can be due to a malware attack, file system corruption etc. The C drive is usually taken as the System partition on a computer system. System volume is the partition where your Windows is installed and where all the third-party programs intend to install by default.
What is filling my hard drive?
Find out what files are taking up space on Windows 10
Click on System. Click on Storage. Under the “(C:)” section, you will be able to see what’s taking up space on the main hard drive. Click the Show more categories option to view the storage usage from other file types.