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Question: Start Up Disk problem

Hi,

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) El Capitan 10.11.6

I am getting warnings my start up disk is full and so I have deleted files etc but each time I restart the laptop the 'other' storage part of my system is filling up until the disk is full within about 30 minutes.
Help greatly appreciated.

Steve

MacBook Pro with Retina display, iOS 10.1.1

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Nov 11, 2017 4:41 PM in response to jonesey71 In response to jonesey71

Hard drive space, including ‘Other’:


https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202867


Also, try to rebuild the Spotlight index: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201716


How to free up storage space on your Mac:


https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206996

Nov 11, 2017 4:41 PM

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Nov 11, 2017 4:49 PM in response to jonesey71 In response to jonesey71

Thanks for trying to help Klaus.


However the problem is the 'other' part of my storage is going up (until all my disk space is full) without me doing anything. When I restart my MacBook I get the disk space back but the 'other' storage starts increasing again and within 30 minutes it is full again - it has added about 50GB to my 'other' storage.


Steve

Nov 11, 2017 4:49 PM

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Nov 12, 2017 1:53 AM in response to jonesey71 In response to jonesey71

For anyone who might have this problem, I think I may have fixed this.


I did two things:

- Updated my system software to Sierra (this wasn't actually the fix)

- Had a look at the Activity Monitor and could see two things very active (this is the first time I've even realised I had an activity monitor) that I didn't recognise so did a search. One was AppNOS and the other AppIR. It seems these are some form of Malware (another thing totally new to me).


Then I found this page:

Re: AppOZ and AppNOS processes are consuming my MacBook's CPU and memory


There appear to be two suggested fixes: one is a manual explanation and the other is to use anti-Malware software which I found and used. The AppNOS and AppIR seems to have been removed and I think the problem is fixed.

Nov 12, 2017 1:53 AM

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