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Can't delete suspected virus file - not active, right click few options

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#1 tjtj


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 04:44 PM

So I was downloading ... I know, I know, I deserve this. But afterward, I was cleaning all of the ugly stuff/incompletes up and this one file won't delete. It actually won't do anything. I can't change the filename, I can't shift+delete, and when I right-click, I only get 3 options:
open with...
send to >

-I've tried malware bytes
-I've run PC Health Advisor
-I've changed permissions and REMOVED all instances (i think) of the nefarious "user" (At first I tried to deny before removing and it would crash my explorer.exe, but then I just removed and it worked)
-I also have a hijack this report but even though I'm no expert, nothing looks related to this.

This is not reducing the functionality of my machine (for now), but I would like to prevent the spread and just get it off. Please help asap.


P.S. I'm using XP Pro

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by tjtj, 19 February 2011 - 05:02 PM.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 19 February 2011 - 08:40 PM

Hello do you know it name and where it is on the drive?
Is it in the MBAM log ? then post the log too.
The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
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