I then went back to the Foxit folder I had moved to C:Program Files (I had named the folder "FoxitPDFReader") but Windows showed the folder I had moved just 5 min. before 'empty'!! What tha?
Then I tried to open the folder and got "Access denied" to the ??empty folder. So I successfully moved the empty folder back to MyDocuments, but still could not open it. Of course, there was no uninstall program in the .zip, just the stand-alone .exe.
Also, when I installed it, Foxit changed all my Adobe icons to ugly, low pixel somethings. CilyPudi just wanted to get rid of this thing. So I tried Unlocker, but no locking handle found, so I chose 'delete on reboot'. Still the folder would not delete after reboot. I couldn't use MoveOnBoot because I couldn't get to the .exe file. I tried to shred the folder with TracksEraser Pro but the folder survived.
Next, I used RegSeeker to remove all Foxit registry entries. It found 15 entries and I deleted them hoping to at least restore my 831(ha) Adobe icons. That didn't work, and still the folder is "access denied". Another try with Unlocker delete on reboot did not work. RegSeeker finds no more registry entries and my Google Desktop finds no sign of Foxit except the undeletable empty folder. It still doesn't shred. It persists and now will not allow me to move it or put anything into it.
I have never encountered this and I am no newbie. For good measure, I did an online scan with Housecall and Panda. I run on my system and scanned in Safe Mode with the following: BitDefender, Spyware Doctor, AntiVir, NOD32, PestPatrol, SpySweeper, SpyDefense, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Ewido, Spy Emergency, a-Squared, CCleaner, F-Secure Blacklight, Rootkit Revealer and Rootkit Hook Analyzer. The only thing found by all this was some cookies. I keep my OS clean as possible.
Now, I don't know what else to do so I humbly come crawling to you guys for help to remove this empty folder. Thanks in advance.
Edited by cilypudi, 10 August 2006 - 05:20 PM.