deleting files



adi
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
hi,
please help i have run a virus check and found lots of nasty files that
cannot be deleted, they say they are acces denied ! how do i access these and
delete the nast files for good ..

Jon
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Try deleting them in safe mode (tap f8 while booting up)

Jon


"adi" <adi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hi,
> please help i have run a virus check and found lots of nasty files that
> cannot be deleted, they say they are acces denied ! how do i access these
> and
> delete the nast files for good ..
>

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Start in Safe Mode and then try deleting the files.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:FC39E232-530F-441A-BACB-E1C397CCE2BB@microsoft.com,
adi <adi@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> hi,
> please help i have run a virus check and found lots of nasty files that
> cannot be deleted, they say they are acces denied ! how do i access these
> and delete the nast files for good ..

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
adi wrote:

> hi,
> please help i have run a virus check and found lots of nasty files that
> cannot be deleted, they say they are acces denied ! how do i access these and
> delete the nast files for good ..
>

Do all scans from safe mode.

For viruses, start with Trend Micro’s Sysclean and McAfee’s Stinger.
Download them and the Sysclean signature file. Delete the temporary
internet files, turn off system restore, boot into safe mode and run
them. Now run a full scan with your normal AV program. Boot back into
normal mode and run a full AV scan with your normal AV program again.
Then turn system restore back on.

Trend Micro Sysclean
http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp

Trend Micro Signature File
http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp

McAfee AVert Stinger Virus Removal Tool
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

You should also regularly run at least two of these online scans in
addition to your regular up to date AV program:

Online and Downloadable Virus Scanning:

Panda ActiveScan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm

Bit Defender Online Virus Scan:
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/license.php

Symantec Online Virus and Security Scan:
http://security.symantec.com/ssc/home.asp

TrendMicro:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

McAfee Online Virus Scan:
http://www.mcafee.com/myapps/mfs/default.asp

RAV AntiVirus - Scan Online
http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/

F-Secure:
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Harry Ohrn
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
Make certain your virus definitions are up to date. Boot to Safe Mode and
run the virus scan from there.

To boot to Safe Mode restart the computer and keep tapping the F8 key until
you see the Advanced boot menu. Select Safe Mode.

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Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"adi" <adi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hi,
> please help i have run a virus check and found lots of nasty files that
> cannot be deleted, they say they are acces denied ! how do i access these
> and
> delete the nast files for good ..
>

t.cruise
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
As others have responded, try virus scanning and deleting from Safe Mode. Also, if
viruses are in System Restore Points, they cannot be removed with an antivirus program.
You would have to Click your Start button/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk
CleanUp. When the Disk Cleanup window opens click the More Options tab, look for the
System Restore heading at the bottom third of the window, click the Clean Up button for
THAT heading, and all but the most recent System Restore Point will be deleted. Before
using Disk Cleanup, BUT AFTER you have cleaned all of the viruses which are not in System
Restore Points, CREATE a new virus free System Restore Point, so that the one remaining
System Restore Point after using Disk Cleanup will be virus free. How: After you've
cleaned your drive of viruses, with the exception of the ones located in System Restore
Points, click Start button/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. When
System Restore opens select to option: Create a Restore Point, click the NEXT button,
name the Restore Point, then click the CREATE button. When you are informed that the
Restore Point has been successfully created close System Restore. Then use Disk Cleanup
as described above, to remove all of the previous infected Restore Points.
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"adi" <adi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FC39E232-530F-441A-BACB-E1C397CCE2BB@microsoft.com...
> hi,
> please help i have run a virus check and found lots of nasty files that
> cannot be deleted, they say they are acces denied ! how do i access these and
> delete the nast files for good ..
>

Plato
07-09-2005, 11:44 PM
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>
> please help i have run a virus check and found lots of nasty files that
> cannot be deleted, they say they are acces denied ! how do i access these and
> delete the nast files for good ..

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deleting files