Invincible file -- can't delete it!

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by BlackScarletLove, Oct 31, 2011.

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  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Registered Member

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    There is a file on my computer, an mp3 I downloaded, that isn't an mp3. It says it's an mp3 but it won't play, and I discovered that when I select the file and press delete on the keyboard, the cursor blinks but nothing happens. There are no right click context menus available for it. When I try to delete the folder it says 'Contains items whose name is too long for the recycle bin, do you want to permanently delete it?' and I say yes, and it says 'Cannot delete, access is denied.'
    I am administrator, I do not know how to get rid of this file. Deleting in safe mode does not work. MoveOnBoot doesn't work. I don't know what it is or what else to do!
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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  3. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    MBAM (malware bytes, I don't remember the exact name) has something called Assassin that may do the job.
     
  4. ams963

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    yes FileASSASSIN from Malwarebytes will delete the locked file....;)
     
  5. burebista

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    Unlocker never fails me on such cases.
     
  6. CloneRanger

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    Another :thumb: for Unlocker :)
     
  7. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Unlocker and MBAM's FileAssassin failed me recently, using a bootable CD always does the trick ;)
     
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