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Cannot remove SysWOW64 in Windows folder, TrustedInstaller won't let me

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#1 AneiDoru


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 03:58 PM

I'm trying to remove SysWOW64 because it has been causing problems for me, I have tried giving my account full control but no dice, I need help because i've been living with this virus for MONTHS, please, any help would be appreciated!


EDIT: please ignore, i am and idiot

Edited by AneiDoru, 15 March 2017 - 04:23 PM.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:36 PM

This folder is integral to the operation of Windows. If you remove it I doubt you would be able to boot. You need to post in the Virus Removal Section after reading the pinned posts showing what logs to attach. Good Luck.

#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:14 PM

@AneiDoru #1


You edited your original post to say "Please ignore". Did you mean that you no longer want to remove your SysWOW folder or that you have solved your virus problem ?


I agree with John that the SysWOW folder is not to be interfered with as a critical system folder.


If you still have the virus problem you mentioned then go and start a topic in the 'Am I infected?' section of BC. If you do this then include the principle details of your computer - make, model and OS at a minimum - and as full a description of your problem as you can give. This will make the task of anyone helping you much easier.


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