First off, Hi!
I found this site in a Google search a few minutes ago and registered.
Now to my problem
I borrowed the game disk Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from a friend. He gave it to me on a normal dvd-rw disk with a few other programs needed to run the game without using a disk. Even though it wasn't the original disk, I was pretty confident he wouldn't give me some virus infected disk. I load it all up and install, the game runs fine, but I was having trouble getting it to control how I liked on my laptop with the xbox 360 controller hooked up, so I decided to uninstall to free up space.
I uninstall Gta, and uninstall the magic iso disk program used to run it, then notice the program file is still in my "Program Files" folder. I click delete and get a message saying "file in use, cannot complete operation" etc. So I go through various steps to uninstall and/or stop the program from running in the last month. Killed all processes while attempting to uninstall in the command prompt, started in safe mode and attempted the same steps. The magic iso would keep reinstalling itself as a new dvd drive after uninstallation, so I removed it from the allow list in windows defender which prevented it from starting back up.
I've tried every program I could find to stop the process, remove the file, delete after reboot, unlock etc... None have come even close to working. I would've already done a backup/restore, but there isn't one on the laptop, and it did not include a disk for it. Anyone have an ideas on what I can do next to get this program removed?