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Saying 'hello' And A Solution To 'winstall.exe' ?

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#1 Perky07


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Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:52 PM


Just to say i'm loving the great help that this site globally offers to users of any intelligence...

The other day i found a the 'winstall' virus-thingy on my computer and couldn't find any easy to get rid of it, apart from installing anti-virus software... most of these things cost money...

So instead, I considered trying to destroy it myself. Naturally, access is denied for just sending it to the recycle bin and even in command prompt it wouldn't go. You can, however, move the file (as, theoretically, it would work from any directory). By temporarily creating a new user, on my PC, moving the file into the documents folder, then deleting the user, the computer removes the folders without looking at the files individually and access can't be denied... so winstall is removed.

Thanks to anyone who made the effort to try and make sense of that. It worked, that's the main thing.


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#2 Darthy


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Posted 23 July 2006 - 08:42 PM

Hi and :thumbsup: to BC.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 09:28 AM

Welcome to BC!
There are several very good---and FREE--Antivirus applications available, so there is no reason not to provide yourself with that layer of protection. The same applies to firewalls.
Consider some of the many alternatives listed in this BC pinned post:

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