Suspicious Undeletable File



dukiesma1001
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
I have a file on my C:\ drive and it has 57 folders in it but the entire file
has 0 bytes in it. I have trying to delete this file for awhile now with no
luck. Everytime I try deleting it I get the same error message stating that
the file name is too long. I've tried the standard deleting procedures,
Chaos Shredder and Simple File Shredder programs. These methods work on
anything and everything else but this one freakin' file. This is the files
path: C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\...... If my suspicions are correct I
believe this could possibly a worm of some type even though all virus scans
I've ran have not detected it. Please help me figure this out, for if the 57
folders in this file are taking up alot of space on my computer, I especially
want it out of there. I appreciate any time and effort anyone applies to
assisting me get to the bottom of this 'pit'. And Thank You. Also, I am a
single/student parent and I greatly appreciate that any software suggestions
be as cheap or free as possible.

Dukiesma
--
Catch Ya On The Flip Side !!!

Karl Levinson, mvp
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Try using the Command prompt [e.g. click on start and then run, type CMD
or COMMAND and click OK] and use a DIR /S /X to get the short DOS 8.3 file
name. That's a start. If that doesn't help, let us know.

This may help:

http://securityadmin.info/faq.asp#ftpfolder
http://securityadmin.info/faq.asp#hacked
http://securityadmin.info/faq.asp#harden

"dukiesma1001" <dukiesma1001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D8251A4A-A78A-4631-B074-A173AD18232F@microsoft.com...
> I have a file on my C:\ drive and it has 57 folders in it but the entire
file
> has 0 bytes in it. I have trying to delete this file for awhile now with
no
> luck. Everytime I try deleting it I get the same error message stating
that
> the file name is too long. I've tried the standard deleting procedures,
> Chaos Shredder and Simple File Shredder programs. These methods work on
> anything and everything else but this one freakin' file. This is the
files
> path: C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\...... If my suspicions are correct I
> believe this could possibly a worm of some type even though all virus
scans
> I've ran have not detected it. Please help me figure this out, for if the
57
> folders in this file are taking up alot of space on my computer, I
especially
> want it out of there. I appreciate any time and effort anyone applies to
> assisting me get to the bottom of this 'pit'. And Thank You. Also, I am
a
> single/student parent and I greatly appreciate that any software
suggestions
> be as cheap or free as possible.
>
> Dukiesma
> --
> Catch Ya On The Flip Side !!!

Crouchie1998
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
I believe your directory is the 'Tool Command Language (TCL) scripting tool,
which allows you to create your own application in minutes. Its an Open
Source application

See:

http://tcl.sourceforge.net/

I could be wrong about the program on your machine & I am sorry if I have
given you false info

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

Roger Abell
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
You are likely bumping up on the maximum length for a full path and file
name.
If this is so, then you can use the SUBST command at a cmd prompt to get
around the problem.
start / run cmd
subst /?
(shows you the syntax) - basically you need to select an unused drive letter
and use it as the first arg to subst and then select a large chunk of the
path
that as you state begins with C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\......
Then, cd to the drive letter you selected to use and try deleting using
these shorter full path names.

After you get rid of these symptoms (actually, doing this before might be
advised) you should determine how they got there and take measures so
it does not happen again.

--
Roger Abell
Microsoft MVP (Windows Security)
MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
"dukiesma1001" <dukiesma1001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D8251A4A-A78A-4631-B074-A173AD18232F@microsoft.com...
> I have a file on my C:\ drive and it has 57 folders in it but the entire
file
> has 0 bytes in it. I have trying to delete this file for awhile now with
no
> luck. Everytime I try deleting it I get the same error message stating
that
> the file name is too long. I've tried the standard deleting procedures,
> Chaos Shredder and Simple File Shredder programs. These methods work on
> anything and everything else but this one freakin' file. This is the
files
> path: C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\...... If my suspicions are correct I
> believe this could possibly a worm of some type even though all virus
scans
> I've ran have not detected it. Please help me figure this out, for if the
57
> folders in this file are taking up alot of space on my computer, I
especially
> want it out of there. I appreciate any time and effort anyone applies to
> assisting me get to the bottom of this 'pit'. And Thank You. Also, I am
a
> single/student parent and I greatly appreciate that any software
suggestions
> be as cheap or free as possible.
>
> Dukiesma
> --
> Catch Ya On The Flip Side !!!

lucylane
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
"Roger Abell" wrote:

> You are likely bumping up on the maximum length for a full path and file
> name.
> If this is so, then you can use the SUBST command at a cmd prompt to get
> around the problem.
> start / run cmd
> subst /?
> (shows you the syntax) - basically you need to select an unused drive letter
> and use it as the first arg to subst and then select a large chunk of the
> path
> that as you state begins with C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\......
> Then, cd to the drive letter you selected to use and try deleting using
> these shorter full path names.
>
> After you get rid of these symptoms (actually, doing this before might be
> advised) you should determine how they got there and take measures so
> it does not happen again.
>
> --
> Roger Abell
> Microsoft MVP (Windows Security)
> MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
> "dukiesma1001" <dukiesma1001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D8251A4A-A78A-4631-B074-A173AD18232F@microsoft.com...
> > I have a file on my C:\ drive and it has 57 folders in it but the entire
> file
> > has 0 bytes in it. I have trying to delete this file for awhile now with
> no
> > luck. Everytime I try deleting it I get the same error message stating
> that
> > the file name is too long. I've tried the standard deleting procedures,
> > Chaos Shredder and Simple File Shredder programs. These methods work on
> > anything and everything else but this one freakin' file. This is the
> files
> > path: C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\...... If my suspicions are correct I
> > believe this could possibly a worm of some type even though all virus
> scans
> > I've ran have not detected it. Please help me figure this out, for if the
> 57
> > folders in this file are taking up alot of space on my computer, I
> especially
> > want it out of there. I appreciate any time and effort anyone applies to
> > assisting me get to the bottom of this 'pit'. And Thank You. Also, I am
> a
> > single/student parent and I greatly appreciate that any software
> suggestions
> > be as cheap or free as possible.
> >
> > Dukiesma
> > --
> > Catch Ya On The Flip Side !!!
>
>
>

lucylane
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
You say you have 57 empty folders of unknown origin. Have you tried deleting
them one at a time? It's worth a try.

"Roger Abell" wrote:

> You are likely bumping up on the maximum length for a full path and file
> name.
> If this is so, then you can use the SUBST command at a cmd prompt to get
> around the problem.
> start / run cmd
> subst /?
> (shows you the syntax) - basically you need to select an unused drive letter
> and use it as the first arg to subst and then select a large chunk of the
> path
> that as you state begins with C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\......
> Then, cd to the drive letter you selected to use and try deleting using
> these shorter full path names.
>
> After you get rid of these symptoms (actually, doing this before might be
> advised) you should determine how they got there and take measures so
> it does not happen again.
>
> --
> Roger Abell
> Microsoft MVP (Windows Security)
> MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
> "dukiesma1001" <dukiesma1001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D8251A4A-A78A-4631-B074-A173AD18232F@microsoft.com...
> > I have a file on my C:\ drive and it has 57 folders in it but the entire
> file
> > has 0 bytes in it. I have trying to delete this file for awhile now with
> no
> > luck. Everytime I try deleting it I get the same error message stating
> that
> > the file name is too long. I've tried the standard deleting procedures,
> > Chaos Shredder and Simple File Shredder programs. These methods work on
> > anything and everything else but this one freakin' file. This is the
> files
> > path: C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\...... If my suspicions are correct I
> > believe this could possibly a worm of some type even though all virus
> scans
> > I've ran have not detected it. Please help me figure this out, for if the
> 57
> > folders in this file are taking up alot of space on my computer, I
> especially
> > want it out of there. I appreciate any time and effort anyone applies to
> > assisting me get to the bottom of this 'pit'. And Thank You. Also, I am
> a
> > single/student parent and I greatly appreciate that any software
> suggestions
> > be as cheap or free as possible.
> >
> > Dukiesma
> > --
> > Catch Ya On The Flip Side !!!
>
>
>

Roger Abell
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
"lucylane" <lucylane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:57938C0D-AA9A-4F85-96FD-2D513506BF72@microsoft.com...
> You say you have 57 empty folders of unknown origin. Have you tried
deleting
> them one at a time? It's worth a try.
>

Actually, I believe you were meaning to reply to the original
poster with these two post ?

--
Roger
> "Roger Abell" wrote:
>
> > You are likely bumping up on the maximum length for a full path and file
> > name.
> > If this is so, then you can use the SUBST command at a cmd prompt to get
> > around the problem.
> > start / run cmd
> > subst /?
> > (shows you the syntax) - basically you need to select an unused drive
letter
> > and use it as the first arg to subst and then select a large chunk of
the
> > path
> > that as you state begins with C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\......
> > Then, cd to the drive letter you selected to use and try deleting using
> > these shorter full path names.
> >
> > After you get rid of these symptoms (actually, doing this before might
be
> > advised) you should determine how they got there and take measures so
> > it does not happen again.
> >
> > --
> > Roger Abell
> > Microsoft MVP (Windows Security)
> > MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
> > "dukiesma1001" <dukiesma1001@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:D8251A4A-A78A-4631-B074-A173AD18232F@microsoft.com...
> > > I have a file on my C:\ drive and it has 57 folders in it but the
entire
> > file
> > > has 0 bytes in it. I have trying to delete this file for awhile now
with
> > no
> > > luck. Everytime I try deleting it I get the same error message
stating
> > that
> > > the file name is too long. I've tried the standard deleting
procedures,
> > > Chaos Shredder and Simple File Shredder programs. These methods work
on
> > > anything and everything else but this one freakin' file. This is the
> > files
> > > path: C:\Tcl\bin\Copy of Tcl\Tcl\...... If my suspicions are correct
I
> > > believe this could possibly a worm of some type even though all virus
> > scans
> > > I've ran have not detected it. Please help me figure this out, for if
the
> > 57
> > > folders in this file are taking up alot of space on my computer, I
> > especially
> > > want it out of there. I appreciate any time and effort anyone applies
to
> > > assisting me get to the bottom of this 'pit'. And Thank You. Also, I
am
> > a
> > > single/student parent and I greatly appreciate that any software
> > suggestions
> > > be as cheap or free as possible.
> > >
> > > Dukiesma
> > > --
> > > Catch Ya On The Flip Side !!!
> >
> >
> >


Suspicious Undeletable File