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Cant Get Rid Of Nprotect Folder


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#1 buffythemouse

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:06 AM

I uninstalled Norton System works about 3 weeks ago. ithas left a folder called Nprotect with a lot of files that spyware programmes pick up but cant clean. I located the file and moved in on the desktop in the hope of just deleting the thing but i cant.. i cant seem to get rid of the folder or its contents
There are 00064215 files but i cant determine the type..

What can i do to rid myself of this problem folder please


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Edited by jgweed, 17 March 2006 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2006 - 11:35 AM

See if this solves the problem, if not let us know:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34671/how-to-remove-your-norton-products/
Regards,
John
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#3 buffythemouse

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 05:27 AM

Ok

Edited by buffythemouse, 18 March 2006 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2006 - 12:37 PM

no the folder is still there and still full

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 02:12 PM

Hi buffythemouse

Let's try this:

Click Start/Run/and type: cmd

Hit enter. In the box that appears paste the following line:

rd \\?\c:\recycler\nprotect /s

Hit enter, then type "y" then hit enter again. Then exit. By the way, i tried this and found that the only way you can paste the line in is by right clicking and pressing paste.

Then reboot and tell me if the folder is gone.

David

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 04:40 PM

I have already tried that sorry and it still remains. could it be due to the fact i moved the folder concerned.
I used search found it and copy\cut and pasted it to my desktop.
I believe it resides in the windows folder as a hidden file c\recycler\nprotect but i cant find the recycler folder

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 04:48 PM

Yes the command won't work without it being in that location. I'm not sure what to do - i have an idea what we should do but i'm not 100% sure. I think it would be better to wait for someone comes up with another fix. I don't want anything going drastically wrong.
David :thumbsup:

Edited by D-Trojanator, 18 March 2006 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2006 - 03:13 AM

well i tried creating a new folder in windows called recycler and putting the nprotect folder in it and then trying all the suggestions.. nope its still there...

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 04:37 AM

Do you know how to get the computer into safe mode? Try deleting the folder from there.
David

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 05:54 AM

ok i will try that

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Posted 19 March 2006 - 07:27 AM

no its still there




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