I recently ran Malwarebytes 3.2.2 on my computer running windows 8.1 and detected 7,076 threats. The program then successfully quarantined all 7,076 threats, but since the completion of the process I have not been able to delete the files. I first attempted to delete the quarantined files using the normal method in the program itself, but this seems to have no effect at all; when I hit "delete," a window pops up asking "Are you sure you want to delete this item?" but when I click "yes," the window simply closes and nothing changes in the quarantine window. I have tried doing this both with individual files and by selecting all of the files, but nothing works. I have also tried to delete the quarantined files straight out of "C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\MBAMService\Quarantine," but this also fails. Specifically,
1.) I select all files under "\Quarantine" and hit "delete."
2.) A window pops up, saying "You'll need administrator permission to delete this file." I check the box that says "Do this for all current items," then click "Continue."
3.) The recycling window then pops up but then progress is indicated at 0% for about 30 seconds, then another window pops up saying "File access denied," and also that I "need permission to perform this action" and "require permission from Administrators to make changes to this file." It also presents me with the option to "Try again" and to "Do this for all current items," both of which I select, but the same box continues to pop up until I press "Cancel" or "Skip," which does not solve my problem as the files remain in the Quarantine folder.
Please let me know your ideas for how I might delete the files in my Quarantine folder.