Files deleted but HD Space Not Reclaimed

Deleting files and emptying recycle bin does not result in space being reclaimed on my hard drive. In fact, over the past couple of months, my hard drive space has been decreasing and decreasing and I'm at a loss to understand why.
Can anyone please help ?
Using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
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  1. Unexplained loss of hard drive space is often the result of a malware infection. Scan the drive with a good antivirus plus scan it again with a trusted spyware/malware detector such as this: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
  2. Thanks for the quick reply, phil22.
    Using Avast and malwarebytes.
    Will instal alternatives and see how we go.
    Thanks again mate.
  3. Hmm, made no difference :(
  4. Exactly how much space are you talking about here? Are you the only person that uses that computer? You could see differences in space as patches are downloaded and the swap file changes size.
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