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  a file that i cant open, delete, veiw contents ,rename or shred how to delete? 
 
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someguy thatneedshelp Mar 21, 2012, 03:26am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 21, 2012, 03:39am EDT

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Methods used already
delete
Shred
cut
uninstall
safe mode and all the above
command prompt code RD /S /Q
Administrator access command prompt code RD /S /Q
and still this file remains untouchable anyone got any hint on how to just make your computer delete a file so i can stop screaming "I DONT GIVE As**t IT ITS STILL IN USE DELETE MEANS DELETE"

ahh i miss the days of windows 98 when delete ment "the file can go f**k itself and poof the hell away into computer generated dust"


C:\Program Files (x86)\WhiteSmoke_Bar anyone know how to delete this file cause appearently it has higher authority then the only Administrator user on this computer

-.- i didnt even download this bullshit let alone ever heard of it


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Reason   Mar 21, 2012, 03:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: a file that i cant open, delete, veiw contents ,rename or shred how to delete?
You could try booting to a Linux liveCD and kill it that way.

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john albrich Mar 21, 2012, 04:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 21, 2012, 04:55pm EDT

 
>> Re: a file that i cant open, delete, veiw contents ,rename or shred how to delete?
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Here's some info that may be helpful if it's an infection.

http://www.threatexpert.com/report.aspx?md5=d665db4a2f9d056ed6...bafc83e2db

Removing suspicious or "difficult" files with a self-booting Linux live distro as Reason suggested may indeed help and is fairly easy to do. Knoppix or Ubuntu are good. Knoppix has a lot of tools that are quick and easy to use. I think it's a much smaller download, too...but not sure...it's been awhile.

You could also try using an Windows file "unlocker" program like
http://majorgeeks.com/Unlocker_d4660.html
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ (author's webpage)

One of the options is to force a delete of "any" selected file. I've used it with safety and success..although anytime you force deletion of a file you run the risk of crippling the system.


Notes:
I'd make a backup before you do anymore...but realize that when you backup a potentially infected disk...that the backup drive may then also become infected, and attaching that backup drive to a different system (even if you don't transfer any files) could then in fact infect that system's disks, ad infinitum. There's some really nasty malware out there from really sick people.

If you do find your system was infected, then once you've got things fixed on your original system...before using the backup drive in any system...I'd do a deep format of the entire backup drive using a self-booting CD/DVD linux-based drive/disk manager.

Another thing to keep in mind, is if you have a multi-drive system, the malware (if that's what it was) can be resurrected from the other drives and after a reboot you could be right back where you started before you cleaned your disk. Sometimes you have to use a self-booting malware killer to keep Windows out of every part of the loop while you get rid of the malware. There's a list and short descriptions and links to a number of different such tools at my post:
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77716/#592004


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