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File with Chinese character name that I am unable to delete

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#1 ambitious8


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:08 PM



When I open the DOWNLOADS folder in file explorer in Windows 10, I see a file that is not supposed to be there.


The file is named:  恙䵥꒎੧﷬攅僲奄ꍥ鎌윤ҥ


I am unable to use McAfee to shred the file,  I am unable to delete the file.


I am logged in as administrator, yet it tells me that I need permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this file.


How do I get rid of this file?


Your input is greatly appreciated.

Edited by hamluis, 23 August 2017 - 07:49 AM.
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#2 TsVk!


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:15 PM

There's some tools here to take ownership of the file, that way you will be able to delete it.


Personally I would be more worried about how the file got there, rather than just trying to get rid of it.


You may want to start a new topic in Am I Infected.

#3 dropbear


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:26 PM

I've also had luck with Unlocker in these sort of instances.

available here; http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unlocker.html


(just watch out for the embedded offerings when installing)

Instead of reading this, why not do a backup of your PC.

You won't regret it.

#4 Condobloke


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:37 PM

The Chinese characters used to give a name to the file, translates to ...

""This is the most common cause of the disease""

So....take TsVK's advice and open a new topic in Am I Infected


....and have the good people there run a check on your PC, just to be on the safe side.

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