Original Title: Huge (GB) cbs log keeps growing
Thread moved from: Repair and Recovery
-The problem:a couple of days ago i started to notice a strange memory and CPU usage from trustedInstaller.exe and makecab.exe who was slowing down the entire system. I also noticed that my free space on the C: partition was almost gone and i found out the the causes were 2:
1) 6GB of files named starting by "_cab" in the directory C:\Windows
2) 40GB of cbs log files in the directory C:\Windows\Logs\CBS
So i deleted all the files and after this, makecab.exe stopped its huge cpu usage but trustedInstaller.exe keeps coming up periodically using a lot of memory and CPU. Moreover, the CBS log keeps growing abnormally (i delete a couple of GBs every day!). I
haven't been able to isolate what causes the growing...it happens at every reboot of the OS but also pretty randomly while i'm using the notebook.
Notebook Asus X54C, Intel Pentium CPU B960, 4 GB RAM.
Windows 7 64 bit, Service Pack 1
-What has changed recently:
1)Windows Update: in the last 20 days the only updates regarded Windows Defender and Silverlight
2)New software installed: none
3)Anomalies: few days ago i got a bluescreen after the connection of a (trusted) USB memory. Reading the report through bluescreenview-x64 i understood it was about the USB port, i don't use that port anymore and i started using the other ports. This is
the only strange thing happened before the crazyness of the CBS log..so i guess they are related but i don't know how.
-What i've already tried:
Intensive scans for malware : Avast, Spybot, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Malicious Software Removal Tool, SUPERAntiSpyware, Microsoft Safety Scanner, TDSSKiller.
The only thing that came out was a warning for a damaged file from the avast boot scan: IE10-Windows6.1-KB2718695-x64.cab in C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\JHS38NCX.
Any ideas? I'm pretty lost here...
Thanks in advance.