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Re: Can I delete a file that is in use

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Old 01-28-2010
Michelle
 

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Re: Can I delete a file that is in use
I have a malocious file called
sdra64.exe

it's in my appdata\roaming folder

I can't delete it because it isays it s in use by another program

How can I set it up so that it is deleted somehow?

Thanks
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Old 01-28-2010
John Barnes
 

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Re: Can I delete a file that is in use
Don't know what system you are running, but you should be able to delete the
file (or better, rename it) using your install disk if you have one. The
procedure is different depending on the system.

"Michelle" <mh_londonNOJUNK@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have a malocious file called sdra64.exe
>
> it's in my appdata\roaming folder
>
> I can't delete it because it isays it s in use by another program
>
> How can I set it up so that it is deleted somehow?
>
> Thanks


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Old 01-28-2010
Tom Ponta
 

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Re: Can I delete a file that is in use
Download and install Unlocker here:
http://download.cnet.com/Unlocker/30...-10493998.html

Then R-Click the file and have Unlocker kill the associated process and
delete the file for you.

Buddha

"John Barnes" <jbfoofy@email.com> wrote in message
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> Don't know what system you are running, but you should be able to delete
> the file (or better, rename it) using your install disk if you have one.
> The procedure is different depending on the system.
>
> "Michelle" <mh_londonNOJUNK@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:e28KLo6nKHA.5524@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> I have a malocious file called sdra64.exe
>>
>> it's in my appdata\roaming folder
>>
>> I can't delete it because it isays it s in use by another program
>>
>> How can I set it up so that it is deleted somehow?
>>
>> Thanks

>


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Old 01-28-2010
Ǝиçεl
 

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Re: Can I delete a file that is in use
Hello Michelle,

Restart the computer into Safe Mode to then eradicate the pest

Safe mode prevents some, but by no means all--spyware services from running.
It is an excellent way to get started if something is resistant to cleaning
in normal mode, but it may not be all that is needed.

In Safe mode try to remove it with CCleaner

<http://www.ccleaner.com>
Note, uncheck Yahoos Toolbar

Download the basic version via
<http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds.aspx>
The basic version does not contain the disgusted Toolbar


Good luck

Ǝиçεl
-=-


"Michelle" wrote:

> I have a malocious file called
> sdra64.exe
>
> it's in my appdata\roaming folder
>
> I can't delete it because it isays it s in use by another program
>
> How can I set it up so that it is deleted somehow?
>
> Thanks
> .
>

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Old 01-28-2010
DreamBrother
 

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Re: Can I delete a file that is in use
Create a file in notepad and save it with exactly the same filename and
extension(not as .txt), and in the same location as the file you wish to
remove, Windows will alert you that a file named as such "already
exists, do you want to replace it?", answer yes, and the troublesome
file is sent to the recycle bin.
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