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Stubborn Adware/spyware

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#1 m32


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Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:11 AM


I have an old 120 gig hd that I'm using to store movies, music, etc. It is in a USB external enclosure. While cleaning it up, I found two files - gathering.exe and sbsetup.exe that won't go away. They won't go to the recycle bin, they won't be renamed. BitDefender keeps on telling me that they contain virus and spyware ( I KNOW that) but won't remove them. Unlocker is not able to get a handle on them either. Move On Boot complains that there is a device attached to them that isn't functioning. How do I get rid of this crap?

The files say they were originated in 2002. Thanks for any help.

Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 15 October 2006 - 03:31 PM.

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#2 fleamailman


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Posted 15 October 2006 - 11:28 AM

not sure which your goal is here
- wipe the drive
- delete files

to wipe the dive
runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this: diskmgmt.msc
- press: enter
- click on drive
- right hand click and choose: format
- choose: yes

to delete file(s)
- download and install: Unlocker
- run unlocker from safemode
- delete file(s)

hope this helps

Edited by fleamailman, 15 October 2006 - 11:29 AM.

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#3 m32

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:07 PM

That was quick and appropriate. I tried unlocker, but failed to do so in safe mode. Problem solved. Thanks!

Edited by m32, 15 October 2006 - 10:07 PM.

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