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Cannot Delete A Keylogger


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#1 Meskis

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:04 PM

I was foolish enough to download a key logger which created a folder named 28463 in system32. The download installed several files all in the same folder and my a/v detected them all, but there are 3 files named WVUE.006, WVUE.007, and WVUE.EXE still left in the folder.

When I try to delete them it says Cannot read from the source file or disk.

I tried Move on Boot, but when I try to delete it it says (A device attached to the system is not function.)

Any help?

EDIT: Ok I retried move on boot and I deleted the WVUE.006 and WVUE.007 but I'm still stuck on the WVUE.exe

Edited by Meskis, 13 September 2007 - 07:42 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:53 PM

Have you tried to delete it in safe mode?

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#3 Meskis

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:03 PM

Have you tried to delete it in safe mode?

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/


Thanks! :flowers: That solved my problem. I always forget about safe mode :thumbsup:

Edited by Meskis, 13 September 2007 - 08:03 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:23 AM

Keylogging programs are often detected by anti-virus or anti-malware scans as a "RiskTool", "Hacking tool, or "Potentially unwanted tool". Anti-virus and anti-malware utilities cannot cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.

These types of programs may have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. Potentially unwanted does not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others.
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