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Just Wondering if its safe to delete Windows.old file

Q: Just Wondering if its safe to delete Windows.old file

talking about the windows.old file that was created after the not so long ago major update...

just realized my HDD is starting to take a tanking and that folder is taking up a good chunk of space! hence why im wondering if it should be okey to remove or not.

A: Just Wondering if its safe to delete Windows.old file

Hello DiBBz,

If there's nothing in there you want to keep, and you don't plan on going back to the previous Windows installation within 30 days if you upgraded from say Windows 7/8, then it's safe to delete.

Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10

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Hello,

I have used cmd, and commanded sfc /scannow. I tried this, and the scan showed up as the CBS.log file is corrupted.

Is it safe to delete this file, or can it be replaceable?

Thanks for your time!!!

A:CBS.Log file; Safe To Delete?

Delete it, next time you run SFC a new one will be created.

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Can i delete the host file from C \ Windows \ System32 \ Drivers \ etc \ ?
Would that be a problem ?
Thanks.

A:hosts file ! Safe to delete ?

And why would you delete it?

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I was wondering if it is safe to delete files that say (File missing) at the end of the line, or should i leave them. Some of them are really suspicious to me, can someone help me analyze them:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 23:19:35, on 25.12.2015.
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.10586.0020)
 
 
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin\steamwebhelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin\steamwebhelper.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\qBittorrent\qbittorrent.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\bin\steamwebhelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\PCHARDWARE\Downloads\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
 
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - ... Read more

A:Hijackthis file, is it safe to delete some of these?

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I am cleaning up my HD and have found several large (200MB) temp excel files in WINNT Temp folder and would like to delete them if it is safe to do so. They are not temps of files I have created.

Thank you for your help.

Ed
 

A:Safe to Delete Excel File?

If they are in the temp you can delete them
 

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Recently my avast has detected a pair of viruses in a file deep in my appdata more specifically the file C:\Users\My username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows . I can't find a file inside it that is infected and scanning each individual file inside it doesn't find a virus only when I scan the file itself. Avast states that it can't deal with the viruses by moving to chest deleting etc. I'm not sure what to do now is it safe to delete the entire windows file is there some cleaner I have to download to get rid of the viruses inside. I hope this isn't a thread I should write elsewhere.

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Hi all,

About a month ago my computer was misbehaving and needed repair, so I went to Best Buy. Long story short, I did not backup my computer to the utmost. When they reinstalled windows, I was bummed but went along my merry way, not even wondering if file recovery after Win Reinstallation was possible. About a month into using the computer, and not finding what I was looking for, I thought 'hey, maybe file recovery is possible. Got EaseUS recovery, and found both Download Metadata and recovered Bookmark files for Google Chrome that are likely to have what I need (just the name of the app or the website I found it on.

Problem is that the recovered files look like they're in Chinese or Korean or similar. At least one is a mixture of what looks like a data, or at least structured info that then peters out into nonsense again. Are these files that just got partially or completely overwritten, or is there some way to turn them into something that Google Chrome can recognize?

I don't actually need the whole files, just having urls or downloaded file names and where they were downloaded from probably would have what I want. Anyone have a problem like this?

Here's an example of text from a Bookmarks file:
W? To% g? Duration& N? ExitActions # PanelBarItemSecondLevelTemplate' ?? CornerRadius( ?? RadiusX) ?? RadiusY* :? RoutedEvent+ :?
SourceName, ?? Triggers?? D 9http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation :x,http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml ... Read more

A:wondering if file recovery after Windows Reinstallation was possible

Hi.
I am not sure about recovering those files into something workable.
Usually when Windows is reinstalled, you'll have a Windows.old folder in your root drive with all your old data on it. Have you looked for that?

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These are some of the malicious programs embedded in my computer that Ad-aware and CWshredder cannot delete. CWshredder declared my system clean, although there are some programs even Ad-aware can't get rid of.

With Ad-aware on reboot, the following programs come back:

my daily horoscope, enconfidence inc.
second thought
myPCsearch
aaw6181
OCX C:\WINDOWS\iesearch.dll
OCX C:\WINDOWS\jeasst.dll
virtual bouncer
PC Powerscan
BannerFarm
Here is the Hijack This log of files found:

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\goidr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mplssra.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exebar1&look=sbar1_srchbtn
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=st... Read more

A:Hijack This file log--which files are safe to delete?

Rescan once again and put a check next to each of these then close all browser windows and click "fix checked"

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exebar1&look=sbar1_srchbtn

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exebar1&look=sbar1_srchbtn

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.search-exe.com/nph-search.cgi?tcode=exesrch1&look=stmpl1&fw=
R3 - URLSe... Read more

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Hi guys

I have had this file sitting in my Norton's Quarantine since September of 2004.
I wanted to know if it was safe to delete it. I have tried submitting it to Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC) and it rejects it.

It's called ie.reg (was part of Trojan.StartPage)
Since it seems like a registry entry, I was leery to delete it.
My Norton's will expire in June. I plan to get rid of it and go with AVG.
I didn't know if removing Norton's will somehow let this file sitting in Quarantine sneak back into my system.

Any ideas?

This is what comes up when I try to submit it.
 

A:Solved: Safe to delete file from Quarantine?

delete it
 

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Recently i visit a forum and notice that the window will store some temporary file on Hard drive

Click on the start menu, enter %TEMP% to the search box and the file that contain temporary file will pop up.

I shock when know that the temporary file 'eat' 1.56 GB !!!!!

Can I delete this file? is it safe to delete? And what is the use of this file?
 

A:Solved: Safe to delete TEMP file ???

You can delete without fear. You can also view this folder as : Users - username - Appdata - temp. Some files may be undeleteable.
It is one of several temp storage folders in Vista. If it is a question of concern for disk space, the only satisfactory solution is to employ a disk clean up facility. There is one built in to Vista - Disk cleanup. My menu is customised, but I think, by default, it is sitting in the Accessories or the System folder.
 

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I found this enormous folder (2.5 GB!) named dec in another folder named l2_ldvp.tmp in the Semantic Anti-virus folder in the porogram folder of Win 98 SE. I want to defrage my drive and thought I would deleted this enormous folder, but do not want to harm Semantic if it needs it. Clicking on properties for the files in the dec folder describes them as "archive" files. Do I need them? What are they and can they be safely deleted as I would like to reclaim this space? The contents of the folder is a bunch of file names all starting with zeros like 000000086 etc. The date created for all was last month. Is there some setting off somewhere that causes Semantic to create these archive files that I should change? In any case, is it safe for me to go ahead and manually delete these files?

Thank you for your kind assistance.

Mark
 

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EDIT: it fixed itself. I have no idea what, how or why. o_o thanks anyway!

To begin with, I'm on a Compaq Presario CQ60 on Vista Home Basic, SP1. My hard disk (250gb) is partitioned into a single C drive and a 10gb backup D drive which was there when I bought the laptop.

Okay, so the problem is that I was going to defrag today, but I was then prompted my hard disk was nearly full, which was odd considering I was nowhere near full last time I checked. So I looked into it and couldn't find anything until I had a look with WinDirStat and got:
, http://i49.tinypic.com/2qxsy39.jpg visually

The full path of this file is

C:\$RECYCLE.BIN\S-1-5-21-2652676806-1311276504-3681233364-1000\$R8LHEA9.dat

Which points at the recycle bin, but it's empty... which is where I'm stumped. WinDirStat offers an option of deleting this file... I'm asking you guys is that safe? I personally have no idea what a random 120gb .dat file is doing... I was thinking it's a collection of everything deleted from the recycle bin, but surely that wouldn't count as used-up disk space?

I don't know, hopefully you guys know an approach for getting rid of this. Thanks a million!
 

A:Majority of hard disk taken up by 120gb .dat file... safe to just delete?

have you made an image of your hard disk or asked a program to back up your computer?

if you download 'ccleaner' from here http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

install it and ask it to 'analzye' see it ip picks up on the file.

i would advise backing up any important data on your computer, (documents, pictures, music)
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3002 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1309 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294097 MB, Free - 212606 MB; D: Total - 11143 MB, Free - 1807 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 3612
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

Today, I downloaded many many updates from microsoft windows update page. In the temp file folder, I have many files (txt and html) LARGE files - framework for client 4. Can I safely delete these? One example of the files I want to delete is C\windows\temp KB2633870...Microsoft.net Framework 4 client profile-MSPO - there is a text file (4,999KB) and an HTML file (58KB). There are approx 20 text files under client profile (all ranging from 3,000 - 6,000 KB each) and an HTML file with each. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Safe to Delete Temp File (Microsoft Framework txt & html)

It's always best to use Disk Cleanup to clear those files just to insure that recent ones that may still be in use are spared.

But, if you have finished installing all the updates, there is no reason to keep any files there that are not in use now.
 

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i have a software called "YOUR UNINSTALLER" and i try this function called "clean temporary files" and i found this results..now is it safe to delete thos files??and is it harmful to delete? http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/angiepin_2008/c.jpghttp://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/an...in_2008/b-1.jpghttp://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo95/an...in_2008/a-1.jpg

A:Is it safe to delete unsual file extensions that is temporary files??

Never heard of the program/software your talking about there, i always use ccleaner, but if you want to check or clear out temp files just go to run type in %temp% and that will open all temp files and folders and it is safe to delete everything thats in there, so you could use that and compare them !

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my System Volume Information has at leats 7gig of memory ?? what should i do? can i delete this files? need help!!
 

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It was recommended to me, but I have no idea about it;

http://www.best-driver-updater.com/

Thanks.
 

A:Wondering if this driver updater site is safe to use?

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Is deleting windows directory (C:/WINDOWS) safe?

A:safe to delete C:/WINDOWS

No, deleting Windows is not a good idea

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So i have just upgraded from windows 7 (32bit) to windows 7 (64bit) and the windows.old folder and the windows.old.000 folder take up a lot of memory but it is safe to just delete them?

A:Is it safe to delete my windows.old folder?

Hello RetroBean,

If you do not need anything in it, then yes it's safe to delete it.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

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I recently just re-installed Windows 7 because basically it became very corrupt, now it's no longer corrupt and I have a Windows.old folder and I was wondering if it's even necessary to have it now? So is it safe to delete it? Because it consumes A LOT of space on my computer.

A:Is it safe to delete my windows.old folder?

If you are sure you don't want any files from it.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

It's a tough folder to copy to a backup drive. The only thing I found that would handle it is RichCopy

Otherwise you just watch Explorer counting the files for 5 hours.
But most of the stuff is files under the old Program Files and old system files. It won't hurt your system to delete it.

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hello guys
i recently installed windows xp , but now i cannot boot my previous windows ( w8 ) and now i want to delete windows xp so the problem may be solved

so is there anyway to delete windows xp without safe mode ? because when i run safe mode , it stuck on mup.sys and sometimes classpnp.sys

A:How to delete windows xp without safe mode

Delete the Win XP partition, than do a Reset as Auto Repair or Refresh are working in your other thread.
I Cannot boot windows 8 after installing windows xp

How to do a Reset:
Reset Windows 8

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I have a new PC that came with Windows 10, looking in System storage to free space I found in Temporary files a previous version of windows using 72.8 MB. Can it be deleted to free space?

A:Is it safe to delete previous version of Windows 10?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have a new PC that came with Windows 10, looking in System storage to free space I found in Temporary files a previous version of windows using 72.8 MB. Can it be deleted to free space? yes you can, important files are never shown up on built in storage clean up utility. :)

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Hello!
I have a question I have two batch files on my desktop that were created by Microsoft Technician(while accessing my PC remotely). Technician couldn't fix the problem with failed update for Microsoft works 9. I had problem with installation of Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2092914). Now, the problem IS FIXED. i applied another update,http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9737449 which took care of the failed installation.
My question, is that safe to delete windows batch files?There are two icons on my desktop. White background with an image of circular tool. 2.93kb size.
 

A:is that safe to delete windows batch files?

Would be interesting to know what code is inside them. Right click them and chose edit from the context menu. Copy and paste the code here.

Shouldn't be a problem if you delete them
 

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I use the Windows disk cleanup utility on a regular basis for cleaning up Drive C. I have most things on the list checked, most specifically Temporary files. But when I physically go to C:\Windows\TEMP I still see that it still has a bunch of folders and miscellaneous files that are still there?

Isn't the cleanup utility supposed to clean this up or is it cleaning something else?

Do I really need what's in there or can I safely delete what's there manually.?

thanks
 

A:Windows Temp files safe to delete?

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i have a user name john, whose appdata\windows folder properties shows 1GB file size, but when i select all subfolders and right click properties, it only shows 500MB.

can i delete the this appdata\windows folder or not?????????????????

A:is it safe to delete windows folder in ..\jh\appdata

No, do not delete it, by any means. It is an important folder, and if you delete it, you will mess things up.

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I used WizTree to take a look at the files that are taking up the most space on the hard drive, and in the C:\Windows\Temp folder there are 135 files with the name "cab_" followed by a number. These files don't have an extension though. But they all have the same file size (117.1 MB) As you can see in this screenshot.

Is it safe to delete these 135 files using WizTree, or even manually deleting them?

A:Is it safe to delete the files in C:\Windows\Temp?

Hi bd74, usually it is safe to delete items from the Temp folder. I run CCleaner often and it's set to delete all temp files that are older than 24 hours. I haven't had an issue arise so far after deleting Temp files. If you want to be on the safe side, create a system image first before deleting anything you're unsure of.

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hello again. ) many says it is safe to delete the contents of this folder and i wonder if it is. I've read a thread that ones i delete this, i cannot uninstall some previous updates and many other cons. But i think this folder is safe to delete, so i want to know if my sense is right, to delete its content. )

thanks in advance! )

A:C:/Windows/SoftwareDistribution/Downloads -- is it SAFE to delete?

It's perfectly safe to delete!

It's simply where Windows Update downloads updates before it goes about installing them.
Whoever said 'deleting the contents of this folder prevents you from uninstalling earlier updates' is plain wrong.

Don't worry - it's totally safe and a good way to free up space on your system. (Obviously not when Windows is in the middle of downloading/installing new updates, lol)

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Hello, I'm new and this is my first time posting. Sorry if this is not the right forum to ask this question. I would like to know what this file is "npDSJavaPeer.class". Thanks in advance. Also do this files belong to sun java because i removed java from my pc: Java.amdjavacypt.dlljavaee.dlljavaprxy.dlljavart.dlljavasup.vxdmsjava.dllkrnjava.avcadcjavasadojavasJavaScriptsAdojavasAdcjavaskrnjava.avcDAJAVACkrnjava.avcjavascpt

A:Wondering On A File

Hello rangel and welcome to BC

In order to know just what the files are, we need to know the complete file path. Note: There are many programs that incorporate Java into the program. If you remove those files, the program won't work properly. On my computer, Open Office, Encyclopedia Brittanica are two examples of programs that have their own Java files. Javascript is NOT Java. These are two different things.

Orange Blossom

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Hello,
I have a file on my D drive named WindowsImageBackup that I don't know what it belongs to. It is 311Go big and I would like to know if it is safe to remove it.
FOr more iformation, if I go to Windows Backup, I have:
Backup: 116.8 Go
ImageSystem: 311.85 Go (the one I don't know what it is)
Other files: 739 Mo
Free space: 36.39Go
Total: 465.76Go
So basically I would like to delete those 311 Go to free up some space on the drive. Can I do this without having any issues in the future?
Thank you!

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Hello!
I have several questions
1. I have two batch files on my desktop that were created by Microsoft Technician(while accessing my PC remotely). Technician couldn't fix the problem with failed update for Microsoft works 9. I had problem with installation of Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2092914). Now, the problem IS FIXED. i applied another update,http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9737449 which took care of the failed installation.
My question, is that safe to delete windows batch files?There are two icons on my desktop. White background with an image of circular tool. 2.93kb size. looks like Register the Windows Update files
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUCLTUX.DLL /S
REGSVR32 WUWEBV.DLL /S
REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL /S
REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL /S

2.I have about 6 Restore points, unneeded, that were created when Technician was trying unsuccessfully to resolve the problem over the phone. They are taking too much space off my hard drive. i had 551 GB, now I am down to 548 GB.
3. I also have a issue with an Update Software or software manager by Copyright © 1997-2008 Acresso Software Inc. and/or InstallShield Co. Inc.. This is program for updating software, came pre-installed on my PC. I clicked on it and it asks me to insert CD of Roxio Burner . Apparently, the program detected new update for Roxio? I am not sure.
I hope you can help me!
thanks

A:is that safe to delete windows batch files? and other problems

Hi,
1. Yes, it is safe to delete them. Those files were run one time by technician and now they are unnecessary, but you may just move them to other localization. Maybe they'll be useful later.
2. If you don't need them and have other restore points, then you can delete them.

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Disk cleanup shows nearly 6GB of temporary Windows installation files, files discarded by Windows upgrade and Windows upgrade logs. Are all of these safe to delete?

PS - I recently upgraded from vista.

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Hi there,Whenever I try to delete a file in my download file, windows explorer stop working. I am currently running an antivirus scan on my laptop and I did so on my download and there was no apparent infections. I run a sfc scan from the cmd.exe and everything was fine. I have got an Hijackthis log Analysis, but I can't interpret it myself. Please can somebody? Thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 21:44:12, on 08/01/2011Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\Soluto\soluto.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\BT Broadband Desktop Help\btbb\BTHelpNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\FileCenter\Main\FileConvertAgent.exeC:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC: ... Read more

A:(Hijackthis log Analysis) Whenever I try to delete a file in my download file windows explorer stop working

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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hey every im new here i thought that looked like a friendly site so here i go. Okay i was running ccleaner and looked at my startup "i keep my pc clean" and i noticed this weird registry or binary file i was just curious to what it is i already deleted it but it comes back which is usually a virus?heres the startup listYes HKCU:Run ctfmon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeYes HKCU:Run swg "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"Yes HKCU:Run {48BA6D50-A276-C634-622F-3EBEDE30738E} "C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Application Data\Wazuy\ycqor.exe"Yes HKLM:Run BDAgent "C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe"Yes HKLM:Run BitDefender Antiphishing Helper "C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\IEShow.exe"windows xpintel dual core 3.01gb ramnividia geforce fx 5200crappy sony vaio case really small

A:new guy wondering what startup file this is

It looks suspicious to me. Try uploading the ycqor.exe file at Jotti for analysis.http://virusscan.jotti.org/en-gb

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is it safe to remove all windows xp security updates and hotfixes in the hidden add/remove programs list? i am happy with these fixes and have no desire to uninstall them
 

A:Solved: is it safe to delete windows xp security updates and hot fixes?

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Hello,

I recently updated my notebook to Windows 10 Home (1607) from the previous version of Windows 10 Home.

I was in the process of performing a disk-cleanup to regain some space lost during the upgrade (notebook only has 120 gb of storage to begin with) when I noticed some extra partitions that weren't there before the update (I noticed this in the disk defrag app). I then opened EaseUS' partition manager app and saw the following:



Can anyone suggest which of these partitions I can delete/merge into C: to free up extra space? I know Recovery probably shouldn't be touched, but what about the other unallocated partitions? The partition above Recovery looks like it could also be similar (but without the label).

Any help/guidance/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Hello,

I recently updated my notebook to Windows 10 Home (1607) from the previous version of Windows 10 Home.

I was in the process of performing a disk-cleanup to regain some space lost during the upgrade (notebook only has 120 gb of storage to begin with) when I noticed some extra partitions that weren't there before the update (I noticed this in the disk defrag app). I then opened EaseUS' partition manager app and saw the following:



Can anyone suggest which of these partitions I can delete/merge into C: to free up extra space? I know Recovery probably shouldn't be touched, but what about the other unallocated partitions? The partition above Recovery looks like it could also be similar (but without the label).

Any help/guidance/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:Which partitions are safe to delete/merge after Windows 10 1607 update

You can very easily add the 17.99 GB unallocated space to C: drive. I'm not sure what the 811 MB partition is after that. Maybe some kind of manufacturer's recovery partition, but it looks too small to be that. You can use MiniTool Partition Wizard to explore the partition and see the folder structure on it without assigning it a drive letter.

I would just add the 17.99GB to C: drive and leave the rest alone.

MiniTool Free Partition Manager for Window 8/7/vista/xp | Partition Wizard Free Edition

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Gentlemen [and Ladies ?]

I have three questions.

My Operating System is Windows XP Professional SP2.

1. I read the reply to PURE TRAGEDY's post of the 7th April 2005 and immediately uninstalled my AVG7 anti-virus scanner. Norton System Works antivirus and AVG7 antivirus had been running side by side for six or seven months and nothing untoward had happened, but when I read the dire warning in the advice to PURE TRAGEDY, AVG7 got the chop.

I would like to scan with Norton in SAFE MODE but do not know how to do it. When I had Windows 98SE, my computer used to jump into SAFE MODE without me doing anything positive to cause it to do that. I had no idea how to get out of SAFE MODE so a neighbour helped. I cannot remember what he did. My computer was in SAFE MODE for two days on one occasion because I did not dare mess about with it.

So, an explanation, in 'dummy' language, exactly how I can get into SAFE MODE, and scan my computer for viruses with Norton, and how I can get out of it, will be appreciated.

2. I have Norton System Works, Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaster. Spyware Guard, and 2-Squared in my computer. The programmes are updated and used every day. Norton detected a virus which AVG7 did not, so I feel happy with the Norton security.

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A:Cannot delete file - tried everything - file in use by Windows Explorer error

Hi - I have tried now for 2-3 hours trying to delete an .mkv file from my "Downloads" folder It says the file is in use by Windows Explorer and cannot be deleted I have tried deleting it using Del command prompt as me and as Administrator (I am the Admnistrator, there are no other users) - no luck I have tried Safe Boot and then deleting - no luck I have tried rebooting many times and then deleting - no luck Any ideas? It's driving me nuts
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Hello

I was using Disk Cleanup in Windows 7 and noticed I had 715MB worth of System queued Windows error reporting files. Is it safe to delete these files?

Thank you so much.

A:Safe to delete System queued Windows error reporting files?

read this:

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I want to keep the disk image for a possible future system restore, but if the restore point listed as Windows Backup is deleted, will I be able to restore Windows from that image? In other words, is the disk image reliant on that specific restore point in order to function properly? Thanks in advance.

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"the file 'vidcap.ax' on windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 CD is needed."

Type the path where the file is located. and then click ok.

I am trying to do video confrencing with my dad in the military and this problem is getting on my nerves .

Any Help would be /is Greatly appreciated

Thanks ,

Cnrimgr1

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this is the log file of the file causing my system to crash i mean if i login to windows it will say check the location of the file for the log which i followed and found this log i dont event know this exe file and i cant find anything about it in the internet....

A:just wondering what file is this causing an error and crashing my syst

  
Quote: Originally Posted by noelian13


this is the log file of the file causing my system to crash i mean if i login to windows it will say check the location of the file for the log which i followed and found this log i dont event know this exe file and i cant find anything about it in the internet....



The only information found seems to indicate that this file may be a virus. What anti-virus do you have and is it current in its definitions?
Ken

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Hi, I am worried that my personal laptop may be monitored and as I was looking around I found two processes running that I am worried about. First, two instances of rundll32.exe with no username or file association that I get an access denied error when I try to kill. (I am running as administrator) and csrss.exe.

What can I do to fix these two and also to scan my pc and be sure that I'm not being hacked/monitored/etc?

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A:Cannot delete file in Windows XP...

See if this works: http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

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I have logged in as I always do as an ADMINISTRATOR..... I am trying to delete a file in by C: drive to allow for more room to install more programs. When I right click and select DELETE it says I require permission from Adminstrators to make changes to this folder.

I then go to the folder, right click on it select SECURITY, go to ADVANCED, then to OWNER and I have currently have ownership of the folder. So what is the problem?

A:Cannot Delete File in Windows 7 x64

When the prompt comes up that says "You Require Administrator Permission", there should be something on it to click so that you immediately have the permission.

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I had some RAR files, which I extracted into a single 8GB 1080p movie file. Throughout the movie playback my PC lagged like it was 50 years old and the movie kept getting stuck at times. Now when I attempt to delete the movie file, it says recycling but it never goes any further on the green progress bar. I have gone into safe mode and tried deleting it, same issue, it gets stuck there. I have played other 1080p files bigger than 8GB and they have run with no issues at all, so this file is just weird and corrupted. And now it won't get deleted

I tried using file shredder and THAT also got stuck and went nowhere. I tried cut/paste the file into another external HDD and that also got stuck. How the heck do I get rid of it? PC starts lagging a lot if I touch it. Will system restore remove it?

I have:

Windows 7 Ultimate
Core2Duo 3.0ghz
4GB RAM
Nvidia GTS 250
 

A:Windows &: cannot delete a file

did you d/l it from a torrent site? It quite easily could have been infested with some crapware.
 

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The Windows Sockets Library ws2_32.dll, is required by windows and applications to handle network connections. SophosLabs recently published a detection, named W32/Patched-D, for infected ws2_32.dll files which attempts to download files onto the compromised computer.



Link -
Is Your Windows “ws2_32.dll” File Safe? | SophosLabs blog

A:Is Your Windows “ws2_32.dll” File Safe?

I hope other AV should also detect it soon.

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Hi,

I just upgraded my Windows 8 OS to Windows 10 and it has left :

Old.windows folder

with many included files on my Harddrive. I have already backed up and transferred all the files I wanted to keep from that old version and wish to delete that file and all that is in it. But it seems not to allow me to do that. I have tried numerous times with Admin privileges and it still will not allow be to delete.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

A:How to delete old windows file/folder

Have you tried this tutorial ?
It consists of 3 methods.

Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10

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Hey there. I'm trying to clean my computer up a little, but for some reason, there's a file that it "could not find", even though it's showing it right on the desktop! What happened?
The screen clipping is attached.

If you're wondering, that's a Google Chrome extension installer. Garbage.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I can move the file around on the desktop, but nothing else. It is confined to the desktop.

A:How do you delete a file Windows can't find?

This may sound incredibly stupid and obvious, but have you tried rebooting. I've had this happen before and a reboot solved this.

Stephen

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Well it happens to both of my video files (mkv) right after i've extracted the file. What puzzled me is that it says windows explorer is using it which i ddn't even play the video. I tried looking around in task manager trying to stop the process but stopping explorer.exe would end up closing everything but leaving just the wallpaper.

can anyone help me with this?

A:unable to delete a file (windows says its in use)

nvm i just found a solution! i use LockHunter it works like magic!! YAY!

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Hello,

I was working on my PC last night and it suddenly rebooted. When it had booted up I found that my C drive was approximately 9GB smaller than before. I did a check with WinStatDir and found three new files (3GB each) in the Windows folder, E, 0 and another one the letter of which escapes me. I tried to delete them through WinStatDir but was told they couldn't be deleted as they were in use. I rebooted in safe mode to try to remove them but still no joy. When I navigate to the Windows folder I can't see the files at all!

Does anybody know if this is a known virus and if so how to remoive it?

Many thanks for any assistance that you can provide.

Regards

irthom

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I can't delete a file in the c:\windows folder, even though it has a trojan in it (according to my virus scanner). It says that access is denied because it is being used or is protected.

I run Windows XP.

How can I delete it? Thanks.
 

A:Can't delete a file in c:\windows folder.

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*sigh* after running NOD32 it turns out i have a couple viruses; i also have ran ad-aware and windows start-up inspector...anyways here is my HJT logfile...any help would B greatly appreciated

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:23:37 PM, on 12/13/03
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESET\NOD32KRN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DELFIN\PROMULGATE\PGMONITR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESET\NOD32KUI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\P2P NETWORKING\P2P NETWORKING.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\UPDATER\WUPDATER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALTNET\DOWNLOAD MANAGER\ASM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESET\NOD32.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ca.msn.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = www22.brinkster.com/mpie81/msn
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: &Search Toolbar - {702AD576-FDDB-4d0f-9811-A43252064684} ... Read more

A:Please Help...i cant delete that wupdater.exe file...says its being used by windows

This entry indicates that you have Kazaa or you had it at one time:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART

I highly recommend you get rid of Kazaa. It is full of spyware and the source of many problems. A lot of the problems you have now are from the garbage that comes bundled with Kazaa and is installed on your PC without your knowledge.

Go here and get KazaaBegone and run it to get rid of Kazaa:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=3446

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close all windows except HijackThis and "Fix checked"

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {8952A998-1E7E-4716-B23D-3DBE03910972} - (no file)

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {5D60FF48-95BE-4956-B4C6-6BB168A70310} - (no file)

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O2 - BHO: (no name) - {000006B1-19B5-414A-849F-2A3C64AE6939} - C:\WINDOWS\BI.DLL

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D48F2E28-68E2-4920-9848-D6E6C7AB3EB7} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\OE\REDIRECTOR.DLL

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {702AD576-FDDB-4d0f-9811-A43252064684} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\OE\TOOLBAR.DLL

O3 - Toolbar: &Search Toolbar - {702AD576-FDDB-4d0f-9811-A43252064684} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\OE\TOOLBAR.DLL

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BELT] C:\WINDOWS\BELT.exe

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1. Safe Mode with Networking - same error
2. command prompt - same error
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A:Can I delete this file under the windows directory.

Just to be on the safe side leave it alone for a bit and run a HijackThis as shown and let one of our HJT experts diagnose the system.

To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5
Filename = 1137518044HJTsetup.exe
Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
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Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

A security expert should take a look at your log - please be patient.
 

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.wav file that doesn't get deleted. After i hit enter various del commands don't get executed and the cmd prompt stops(doesn't let me type). This is frustrating because it is causing windows task to run excessively when it's folder(downloads) is open. Any help, thanks.

[unlocker fixed it]

A:Windows 8 File can't delete with cmd prompt

That might mean, the file is being loaded into a Player and running, so it can't be deleted while it is being accessed, and it's locking up in the CMD prompt cos of this as well. Stronger Measures are required.

Google "Malwarebytes File Assassin" and use that to delete the file, it will kill any processes that's related to it and make it vanish.

There is also a Program called "Unlocker" that you can get at Major Geeks, does the same thing, but be careful the installer has a bad toolbar, you have to tell it not to install that.

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A:Windows 8 File can't delete with cmd prompt

Hi there,

it seems to me that your pc is infected with a virus, trojan or some other trash.

Please run a full virusscan and malware scan as soon as possible!!!

Good luck with it,

Rover

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OK, here's a weird one for you:
I have a .txt file that I can see in explorer. When I try to delete it it says "could not find this item"...
It's definitely not a virus. Also no bad sectors or anything like that.
I tried deleting it in safe mode. Didn't work.
Any ideas?
Thanks!

A:Cannot delete file in windows explorer

Hello Bob,

You might see if the free program FileASSASSIN or Unlocker may be able to delete it for you.

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Hi, my partner reinstalled his bro's computer and put a copy of his hard drive on my computer for "safe keeping". It's 3.2gig and now I want to get rid of it but I can't. Whenever I try to open or delete any folder within it I get "D:/Peter/games is not accessible - Access is denied" I am administrator and I guess somehow his folder permissions have been transferred over but I don't know what to do next. I'm running win XP. We've tried DOS prompt, Nortons System Works, windows Safe mode and another random little DOS program. None will even allow me to look at the folders - which are games, fat32, windows, documents and settings, should of, and program files.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Mel
 

A:Can't delete a windows backup file?

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copy anything important you have from it & format that drive completely?

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Hitting cancel doesn't close the window, it just says "Canceling..." Properties doesn't open on the file, either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows Fails to Delete a File, Can't Even Identify It

Try stopping it via task manager, it should also show its description, then delete it via program files.

Roy

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Did you try to close WLM and delete the file?

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I'm diaging a clients computer and external backup. The USB external backup is toast, so no problem there. Win7 Backup however, is giving me grief.

Initially it was hanging at 57% which was attributed to the external backup. I switched to a USB 16gb flash drive and it will complete 100% EXCEPT for 2 single files:

I don't have the exact address at the moment but this is from memory and I'm 99% sure of it:

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It's referring to a folder of photos on the Desktop. Inside is a folder of pictures and a matching ZIP folder.

Now, I've tried moving the folder into Documents, I've transferred the folder onto the flash and deleted the one on the desktop.

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I want to be able to either remove that path or allow the folder to be backed up. I want to be able to run a clean Backup with no issues, as I'm sure the client wants it that way.

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A:0x80070003 on Windows Backup. Delete sys file?

Can you rename the folder to the same name without the . at the end?
Also, when you browse to the folder, do you get any prompts stating anything along the lines of "To Continue, you need access - click continue" ?
You should be able to exclude this particular folder if the above steps don't work. I don't use the Windows backup, so I can't say for sure what the process is to do this, but I'm pretty sure you'd have to go to "advanced" settings.
 

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I imported my Yahoo Contacts list to Windows 10 email, a new install, on a new computer (HP). I loaded it to Windows Live 2011 email program. Now I can't delete any of the contacts or edit them in any way. How do I remove them completely? I can't find the source as to where the exported file is located. Also, I downloaded my contacts list from my Windows Live 2011 which is on another computer (Gateway), and these contacts I can edit, delete, etc. on the HP as well as the Gateway. I now have DUPLICATES in the contact list on the HP. I need to get rid of the Yahoo imports. HELP!!!! Thanks, jim
 

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here we go.
So, my brother's family has been visiting in the past couple weeks, and my nephew spent pretty much the entire time on my computer. Anyway, he set a couple torrents to download, and now, when I try to delete one of his downloaded files, or access it, or go into the folder where it's located, I get a message saying that windows explorer is experiencing a problem and needs to shut down, or I get something about an exception priviledged instruction, (0xc0000096) occurred in the application at location 0x04350001. Click okay to terminate, or cancel to debug. Cancel doesn't seem to do anything, and I have absolutely no idea what to do.

Um, so, anyway, if anyone has any information or advice, it'd be greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance!

A:Windows Explorer Keeps Crashing When I Try To Delete A File

Lauren. First are you signed in as Administrato?
Second where is this file located. The Path?
I am not to familar with young ones these days so I need to know if this was a game or something like that he installed?
If so was it on Roxie?

From what I have read the area where this file is like a restricted area
I can not figure out how the file got there but you may want to try and do a search from Start and see if it brings it up and then click onto it from there. You should get access to it then

.Give us the Version of Windows that you are using and also the model.
These errors can be looked up on the Manufacturer

How long is the File name that you want ot get rid of. Sometimes if you assign a long file name your memory can not read it and will cause this to happen.

Do have Photo Shop or Adobe?

Try the suggestions above and then let us know what happens

Thank you Jitaa

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I was on how-to-geek.com checking out some of their windows 7 tweaks when I stumbled upon a method of hiding data within text files. I thought it was kinda interesting so I followed their little ADS(alternate data streams) tutorial and ended up with a .txt file that I can't delete. Here's a link to the tutorial

I would just use the method described there to delete the file but I screwed up and put a space after the somefile.txt in the "notepad SomeFile.txt:SecretWordHere.txt" command. So now I have a file called "SomeFile.txt " and since there's a space at the end of the extension, windows explorer can't locate the file even though its clearly right there in my user files.

The exact error it gives when I try to rename, move, open, or delete it is:

Could not find this item
This is no longer located in C:\Users\FINGERZ. Verify the item's location and try again.

I've tried everything I could think of. (even searched google for hours)
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanx
 

A:Solved: Can't Delete Botched ADS File From Windows 7

Delete the file using it's shortname.
Type Dir /X at the prompt to list files with their shortnames.
In the example below there are two files
"somefile.txt"
"somefile.txt "
The one with the trailing space will have a shortname, somefi~1.txt
So Del somefi~1.txt will delete the file.
Note that if you actually have two files, one with and one without the space, the first file (without the space) has the same shortname, but it's not shown. It will be deleted first, so you have to do the Del command twice, or rename the first file.

Code:
C:\Users\TheOutcaste>dir /a-d s*
Volume in drive C is Win 7
Volume Serial Number is 8815-E7FD

Directory of C:\Users\TheOutcaste

06/28/2010 01:09 PM 4 somefile.txt
06/28/2010 01:05 PM 0 [COLOR=Red]somefile.txt[/COLOR]
2 File(s) 4 bytes
0 Dir(s) 61,285,175,296 bytes free

C:\Users\TheOutcaste>dir /a-d s* /X
Volume in drive C is Win 7
Volume Serial Number is 8815-E7FD

Directory of C:\Users\TheOutcaste

06/28/2010 01:09 PM 4 somefile.txt
06/28/2010 01:05 PM 0 SOMEFI~1.TXT [COLOR=Red]somefile.txt[/COLOR]
2 File(s) 4 bytes
0 Dir(s) 61,285,175,296 bytes free

C:\Users\TheOutcaste>

 

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I have MS Office 2000 installed on a new Windows XP machine. MS Word 2000 generally has worked well and continues to work well, except for one Word document that I downloaded from the internet (originally prepared on a Macintosh machine with MS Word 98) that won't open. It gives a message that a Read Only file can be opened, but in fact, when the button is pushed, another message arises that "MS Word must close." However, when I try to delete this MS Word document, I get a message that "file cannot be deleted because it is in use by another user or another application." I cannot even place this file into a folder as I get the same message about another user or application is in use. A Search doesn't reveal any other applications in use, so it appears the file was corrupted being downloaded, or the old MS Word 2000 has some incompatibility with the newer Windows XP?

I'd appreciate any help to delete this document from my desktop, and guidance as to how to prevent recurrence. Thanks

A:Can't Delete Ms Word 2000 File From Windows Xp

Try deleting the file from safe mode. That should remove anything that would try and allocate the file.

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Hi, I had a laptop Vaio, windwos XP home edition and before crashing for good I manage to have all data saved on external hard drive. Now I have a new HP, Windows 7, processor A8 and when I try to trim the backup data I can't delete anything from it. The delete button just doesn't work and right click dosen't show delete option. The data is huge I need that space.Thanks.
 

A:Can't delete backup file created in XP, now I run Windows 7

Have you tried to format the drive through Disk Management? Formatting will erase everything on it. This assumes you don't still have anything on the external drive you want to save.
 

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Hi

I would welcome suggestions on the following

I have a Folder on a Windows server , Every day a file is created in that folder with a date extension.

eg
FileName27-09-2007.txt

Everyday I want this folder checked and any file greater than 7 days old deleted.

Is there a simple windows GUI way to do this via the operating Sys or do i have to write something in C or java etc.

Thanks
Z
 

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I have MS Office 2000 installed on a new Windows XP machine. MS Word 2000 generally has worked well and continues to work well, except for one Word document that I downloaded from the internet (originally prepared on a Macintosh machine with MS Word 98) that won't open. It gives a message that a Read Only file can be opened, but in fact, when the button is pushed, another message arises that "MS Word must close." However, when I try to delete this MS Word document, I get a message that "file cannot be deleted because it is in use by another user or another application." I cannot even place this file into a folder as I get the same message about another user or application is in use. A Search doesn't reveal any other applications in use, so it appears the file was corrupted being downloaded, or the old MS Word 2000 has some incompatibility with the newer Windows XP?

I'd appreciate any help to delete this document from my desktop, and guidance as to how to prevent recurrence. Thanks
 

A:Can't delete MS Word 2000 file from Windows XP

Tried deleting in safe mode?
 

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Good Day!

I downloaded a video file from Youtube using IDM. It was downloqded successfully and then I moved the file to a different file location. After that, I opened the file and then my laptop lagged. Then I decided to delete the file. Unfortunately, I can't delete it. And then, Windows Explorer gives me a hard time after I moved that file. Every start up, it will just respond once and when I tried to click something (ex. My Document) It will just load and then not respond. If I close then reopen, I just a Window without anything in it. So I can't open a file anymore. Then, the Perormance Monitor shows 100% CPU usage everytime I open Windows Explorer.
Other installed application like Nero are still usable so I can open a file there. I tried to delete files and then it worked but that video file I downloaded, I still can't delete. It will just show "Recycling (2.3MB) 0 bytes/sec" (something like that) then will not respond.
I assumed that if I was able to delete that file, maybe everything will be Ok again.
So, please help me.
I'm not good in explaining so I hope you get my problem and help me solve it.

Thank you very much!

(OS: Windows Vista Premium)

A:Can't Delete File (Windows Explorer Problem)

That smells like a virus. Scan your system with all the scanners you can put your hand on - especially Malwarebytes - the free version. If you cannot download it normally, try safe mode or download it on another system and put it on a stick. Then run it from the stick - best in safe mode.

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I ran Malwarebytes and it discovered a rootkit and the file name is wuzisiib.dat . Malwarebytes said it had to reboot the computer in order to delete the file.

I rebooted and assumed the file had been deleted, however, it had not. I tried to manually delte the file but I get an error that says:

Cannot delete wuzisiib.dat: Access is denied.

Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

I tried changing the attributes of the file to no avail.

I downloaded a program called Unlocker that tried to delete the file on reboot but was unable.

Is there any way to delete this file short of reformatting the hard drive?!

Thanks,
Tomoko

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Hi

I may have done something to cause this but here is what is happening.

I download a file to any folder and when I move or delete it the file is still showing in the original folder?

After awhile I go back and it is gone? This never happened before I installed a SSD drive as my main hard drive.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Thank You

A:Windows 7 Windows Explorer still shows file on ssd after delete?

This is not clear. What does this mean ??





Quote:
After awhile I go back and it is gone?

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Hi I've had a problem that my windows 7 corrupts downloaded files since installing it, and it's corrupted one of my windows updates so I can't install it. Is there a way of deleting the update so I can redownload it and install it? need to know what folder its in
I just

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Corrupted Windows Update File Where to delete

\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Hope it helps

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Long story short.. I got the fake FBI virus from a outdated java program and the virus literally destroyed my boot files. I had to reinstall windows and it pushed all my old files in windows.old which I scanned throughly in safe mode so I'm 100% safe now.

I right click and click properties on windows in windows.old and it shows 38.4 GB (size on disk) just sitting there doing nothing. My windows in my normal operating system uses only 21.5GB (size on disk) and I don't know why.

Just wondering if it is safe to delete the windows foldier in the windows.old foldier, from what I understand it does nothing and just eats GB. (I do not want to delete my users/ program files (and 86) yet).

I use windows 7 home premium.

A:Safe to delete the foldier "windows" in window.old?

Yea you can delete windows.old, it's just a folder of the previous install which you don't need anymore. It's basically your previous windows install before the fresh one in one folder.

Windows.old Folder - Delete

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I have a problem and I know what it is. I installed a program that wrote it self in the sys.ini device file and when I boot my computer, it just resets itself numerous times unless I power off.

How do I either:
1 ) Start in safemode and use the sysedit in the run menu?

2 ) Get it so I can get to let me use the dos prompt and edit there?
Your confused ( ) friend,
Getintothegame
 

A:How do you start windows xp in safe mode or how do you edit the sys.ini file in dos?

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It just started today. I bought an External HD so i can back up my files because I'm thinking of upgrading to XP. I go to turn my computer on and it makes it to the windows screen then it restarts itself. I'm running Windows 2K right now. I can only start in Safe Mode and thats how i'm here. Heres a hijack this log that i just got. thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:37:18 AM, on 9/24/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\savedump.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\INSTALL APPS\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://sbc.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp/defaults/su/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
O2 - BHO: PEDEV_IEListener Class - {E1412445-4FF8-410e-8D24-F2CF86B171A4} - C:\Program Files\PeDevice\PeDe... Read more

A:Windows only starts in Safe Mode. hijackthis file help.

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I had to re-install windows vista after various malware/trojans/worms got the better of laptop.

I have managed to install anti-virus, firewall and spyware programs that would not install previously but vista created a "Windows old" file when it re-installed and my firewall keeps telling me i have risks within this file, these are;

unclassified malware (ID = 0x7e8f30) C:\Windows.old\users\..........keygen.exe
unclassified malware (ID = 0x7e92e8) C:\Windows.old\Windows\downloaded Program Files\ f3 initialsetup1.0.1.1inf
Trojware.Win32.Trojan.TDSS.~K(ID = 0xae5ee6) C:\Windows.old\Windows\System32\gaopdxvidfxtuvigyuydirvemkpmxcjj

Basicaly the question I'm asking, is it ok to delete this file (Windows.old) from my system or will vista still depend on this file for some of the OS files?

All seems to be ok since I re-instaled vista so I would rely like to delete the old rubbish that was left over

Thanks

A:is it safe to uninstall the "windows old" file after re-installing vista?

HiThe C:\Windows.old folder holds, amoungst other things, your old documents and settings. If you had already backed them up then you can delete the folder. To see how to do this, follow this link. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933212If, however, there are still some old files you want to retrieve from the previous installation then follow this link first. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933209

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Ok for starters I went through the suggestions listed on thread:

cannot delete folder (even safe mode)

I am having a similar issue, however my file I cannot get rid of is simply a single file inside a single folder. The issue I keep getting is the lovely message "This process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process." I have tried restarting, restarting in safe mode, renaming, moving, being in safe mode in Command prompt, etc etc. Even tried Malwarbytes fileASSASSIN program on restart.

My last try was to start in safe mode, type cmd in the search at start menu and hit ctrl + shift + enter. The only processes I had running for the try where csrss.exe, winlogon.exe, cmd.exe, conhost.exe, explorer.exe, taskmgr.exe. I stopped explorer.exe leaving just cmd prompt up in admin and then closed task manager aswell.

Typed-> RD /S /Q "C:\Users\rest of file info"
ENTER
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

Help me kill this file that just wont seem to die.

A:Need help removing a file from windows 7, safe mode still no luck

Try 'killbox' ...
Download http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php
Unzip the folder to your desktop.

Start Killbox.exe

When it is open, enter <insert file here> into the field labeled "Full path of file to delete".

Select the Delete on reboot option.

Then press the button that looks like a red circle with a white X in it.

Your computer will reboot and check to see if the file is gone.

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It has no information, it says it's 0 bytes and I can't change any information on it. I've tried rebooting my computer but it won't go away. It's not currently a real problem but I'm very suspicious of it because we just lost a computer to viruses/malware.
It has no file path and I can't locate it on my computer so I can't scan it specifically but I did a full scan and it turned up nothing.
Never the less I'm still wary of it.
8 hours ago - 4 days left to answer.
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Ok maybe I didn't state it right, I know what "unknown artists" is and does, my problem is that theres a file IN the unknown artist folder that I can't get rid of, like a song except it's not a song its just a blank file I can't delete or alter.

A:I have a blank file on my Windows Media Player that I can't delete.

You can try to install the program here. Then use it to delete the file.

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my computer has been running very slow and i believe i got a trojen when i downloaded motioninjoy driver and forgot to uncheck an unneccissary program during motioninjoy's installation. From then on the file windows/debug ~14gb in it yet when i open the file and look at the size of each item its barely a few mb. also two applications installed themselves i believe one of them was called first aid, I already deleted it however i cant figure out how to get rid of the debug file. Oh and last thing i should mention is before i booted into safe mode I opened task manager and the processes debug.exe was running and i couldnt end it
 
DDS:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Ore at 2:40:30 on 2013-12-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3831.2783 [GMT -6:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
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A:I cannot delete the file C:windows/debug and ctfmon.exe wont go away

one more thing i wanted to add so i just booted back normally since Malwarebyte didnt find anything and i when i downloaded google chrome i got an aplication run security warning which i know is a malware. please help im new to using pc's and this virus is driving me nuts

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i have downloaded this file from the internet and when i try to delete it will not. when i right click on it, it only shows few choiceslay, queue it up, add to playlist,copy to cd, open with and send to. It has no option to delete. I select it and press the delete key but nothing happens. also i select it and press the delete all items button on the left of the screen. also when i try and rename it, it just goes 'bong' (i think its the windows stop sound) and does nothing. when i try to delete the folder that also does not work. any ideas how i can delete it? any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.

PS i am running windows xp home.
 

A:unable to delete windows media video file

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McAfee caught this file and cannont clean or quarentine, can it be deleted? It is the Vundo trojan it is in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\holdapi.dll can I delete that dll without causing problems? Here also is a HJT LOG and I am going to run an ewido. Is there anything you can see in the log right away that needs to come out? and how about that dll, can I delete it?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:06:40 AM, on 1/12/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\jjrhaaaa.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\combo.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srshost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\CTIServ.exe
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A:Solved: Windows XP SP2-I will be putting more on but I need to know if Ican delete this file-

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Hi guys.

My Windows 8 laptop has been playing up a bit recently, most notably with the green ribbon of death problem and a couple of other things to do with indexing. I seem to have fixed the issues, but one thing that is still causing a problem is this one file in my Downloads folder. It is a .wav file which was a free (legal) download from soundcloud. When I first downloaded it (September last year), from what I can remember, it worked fine. Somewhere between then and now it seems to have got corrupted or something. I know it is this file causing the problems because not only will the song not play, it crashes Windows Media Player and crashes Windows Explorer when I try to delete it, move it, rename it etc. I've tried deleting it using Shredder, no luck. I have also tried the Unlocker program to attempt to delete it and it crashed that too. All of these things also happened in Safe mode, so no luck with deleting it there. I also tried deleting it with Command Prompt with no luck. I think that file may have been causing the majority, if not all of the problems I was having before. Earlier today I opened Task Manager and kept it as the first window, and then opened Downloads, clicking on each file one by one while monitoring Windows Explorer's CPU usage. For each file it remained low, well under 10% but then AS SOON as I click on the dodgy file it's CPU usage shot up to 50-70% and caused the green ribbon of death to come back above it. Even after closing Down... Read more

A:Solved: File causes Windows Explorer to go nuts. Cannot delete!

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I just cleaned this machine a few weeks ago and am having problems again. In my zeal to keep everything up to date (I think last time I got infected it was because some programs werent up to date) I think I fell for a fake Java update.
 
I repeatedly ran AdwCleaner 4.105 and it deleted
Key Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472F-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0633EE93-D776-472F-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A}
 
But after reboot those keys were right back. I tried it in safe mode with the same result.
 
The problem became obvious when I could not update Windows with one file.
 
Here is my DDS Log and I have attached the other:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496
Run by D's at 6:25:22 on 2014-12-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16376.13327 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 8\ASCService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:Cant delete Search Scopes/Cant update 1 Windows file

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Hi

Ok, this has bugged me for a while now. About 3 months ago, with my college computing class we attended a lecture/presentation from the guys at Kapernsky in which they showed us some basic tools for securing, and monitoring your own system. I remember them using programs like OllyDBG - but they also had this little software application (btw they told us all of the utilities they were using in the demonstration were available free online!) that monitored the copying of files, deletion of files, edits to the registry, starting/stopping services, running other exe's and opening new webpages.

In the demonstration they ran a 'malicious' installation package and this little log program ran beside it; once they had finished installing, they brought up the log screen and it showed that some services had been started, and where the virus had been installed.

Just wondering if any of you guys may know what this software is called? Links would be great!

Many Thanks

A:Windows Log Software - File Copy, Execute, Delete etc

I'm not sure what programs Kaspersky Lab uses in their demonstrations.
I am aware of Sysinternals suit, which has a set of free useful utilities with huge potential to trace viruses and things like that.
I have seen a video of Mark Russinovich (author) using this suit to do that. This guy works for MS now.

Update: In some of the Kaspersky Lab's slides it is possible to see Process Explorer by Sysinternals and another program Wireshark (Linux version).

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This is a strange bug I seen once before in windows 7.

I was downloading a video file off megaupload with firefox. Firefox makes 2 files for a download the file itself and a temp file (where all the data goes to till the download is done.) So I pick the dir where I want to place the file and I download it, but right when it finishes I get a error message saying it dose not have access to save the file. So there I get left with a 0kb file and a finished temp file. I can move the temp file and edit out the .part to use it, but the blank file can't be deleted. It clams I don't have administrator access to delete the file, but I only have a admin account setup/in use
What can I do to fix this? The last time it happened I deleted the temp file restarted and it was ok, but I need a better solution for this stupid error.

A:Windows admin account bug? Unable to delete file

Hello smsff7



Maybe an AV scan is in order, the AV scanner below is free, have a go.

Malwarebytes.org

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My virus checker is telling me I have an infected file, C:|WINDOWS\Cursors\ftpxml.dll

My PC is running Windows XP Pro.

Does anyone know if deleting this file will damage the basic performance of my system, or have any other bad effects?

Thanks,

LEON2005
 

A:C:|WINDOWS\Cursors\ftpxml.dll - Can I safely delete this file? XP PRO

if youre not sure some anti virus programs can "move to vault", but im sure you can delete it.
 

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hey guyz, a coupla days ago i was messing around with a hex and binary editor and wanted to change a file version of my vb made project but i was unsuccessfull ,so i decided to merge the files so i merged my exe renaimed file which was renaimed to dll with some microsoft dll i merged it into an exe file, after that i ran to see if it works , but well it didnt , so i decided to delte the file,,,, nooo i got the error message saying Cannot Delete test: It is being used by another person or program. Bla Bla Bla , test is the name of the file and bla bla bla is some other s... like try closing the program, well the problem was that this is a kind of ms dos file since in properties it has the memory setting and some other dos stuff, after the next restart i was still not able to delte this file (test.exe) the next day i had more time so i decided to try erasing it with my PGP wiping tool nah failed same error , i checked processes and services , nuttin suspicious, btw i had 2 files the other one got delted in safe mode but not the test one, so it failed to delete in safe mode , so what i did is got my knoppix cd out and was preety sure that ill easily erase it there ,but nah i get the same f.... message , so i tried doing that a coupla time , tried changing settings but i was unsuccessfull, so it seems to me that iv created some kinda monster that wont get off my system and what really scary , that im able to make copies of it but not cut it or rename or anything that would change... Read more

A:Un-Deletable File that cannot be deleted in windows nor safe mode not even in knoppix

have you tried running check disk or disk defragmenter? Maybe that will do it!

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You know the one you get on win 7/8 whenever you open anyhting saying:

'do you want the following program to make changes to your computer'.

I see i can turn it off completely but windows says it 'not reocmended' but if i have comodo firewall/AV there should be no worries right?

A:Is it safe to turn off the constant windows popup whenever you open a file?

I turn my UAC off due to the annoyance it provides.

You can turn yours off as well, just make sure what you are downloading and running is safe.

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Dell Latitude E6430 upgraded to Windows 10 recently, all recent updates. Not sure when, after one of the driver updates, it gives an error at startup after login in:
File Access Denied
You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this file
ApInfo.dll
Company: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
If I press continue, it gives error that file is in use. Same error for all files in TouchPad driver. If I skip, touchpad works fine, the touchpad setting utilities work fine. But for some reason it wants to delete itself everytime system starts up.
Tried uninstalling the Dell TouchPad driver and reinstalling, several times, but always get the same error after login.
Any idea what could be the problem?

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