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Trojan Trouble

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#1 BrassMonkey


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Posted 28 April 2007 - 01:49 PM

Okay, so I downloaded something and it had a trojan attached. I think I've got it under contol, except for one thing. I can't delete the file it was origionally attached too.

I've tried everything I can think of including going into safe mode command prompt and trying to delete it. But it keeps telling me that there is another program using it so it can't delete it.

Can someone please tell me how to get rid of it. Oh and quarenteeing it with my anti-virus doesn't do anything either.

Thanks alot!

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Edited by acklan, 28 April 2007 - 03:32 PM.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 01:53 PM

I suggest you download the Hijack this pragram and send it to the hijack this log forum here. The Hijack experts can help you with it. But my opinion is to download smit fraud fix or combofix


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Posted 28 April 2007 - 02:24 PM

Have you checked the folder's Properties?
Right click the folder, and select Properties.
Make sure it's not set to, Read-only.
If it is, uncheck it, click Apply, and click OK.
Now try to delete it.

Have you tried renaming the file, then deleting it?
Name it anything you want, like trash, old, useless, ........ whatever.

If none of the above works, here are a couple of programs, you can try:
Delete Doctor

There's also this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that might be helpful:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
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#4 BrassMonkey

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 08:03 PM

Thanks for the help fellas! I got rid of it. Hurray!

Edited by BrassMonkey, 29 April 2007 - 08:03 PM.

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