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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 7:07 am
by FoulPlay
My friend was downloading crap off of KaZaA (porn) and he downloaded this software that put files into his computer that couldnt be deleted, any ideas on how to get rid of it?

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 9:17 am
by MarkeZ
At least tell us what sort of files are you talking about.

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 10:30 am
by harmLESS
I had once a virus that couldn't be removed normal ways.. I had Norton Antivirus what couldn't remove it and so on but then I went to Norton web site and searhed for a virus by the name of the file.. found it and there were step by step instructions how you can get rid of it.

PS. Switch to KaZaA Lite :)

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 11:09 am
by TA
if your friends computer is connected to a Lan , then you can access it though on of the other terminal's (like i do with my brother when he had simmaler problems) and delete or antivirus the computer  from a "local" terminal

if not then try looking on the Major antivirus  websites for more help

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 1:36 pm
by Mas Tnega
Some shareware files have a habit of being write protected. The reason why they can't be deleted is so that you don't restart the evaluation period.

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:27 pm
by EmDaY
umm actually all u have to do.. is right click on the file...
goto propreties... and at the botom there are 4 boxes.. im no tshure what they are in english cuz i have win in french but the first top box.. if its checked.. un check-it and voila.. delete it!

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:31 pm
by Confederate EDA
Just a quick tidbit for all the rest of you Uplink fanatics, Uplink is <a great game - einstein>.  .  Why?  Because though I like to get free games, Uplink deserves so much more respect, almost as much as alcohol and coffee.  Do not flame me...I want to go back and have a chat with that guy.  I'll let y'all know who it is if ya want, when I find him.

(Edited by einstein at 9:06 pm on Mar. 5, 2003)

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:12 pm
by harmLESS
EmDaY, that isn't always that easy, in my case that wouldn't have helped at all :P

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:23 pm
by Stewsburntmonkey
One way is to start windows in safe mode do a ctrl+alt+del and make sure no strange processes are running and then delete the file(s).  Also search the registry for the file name and delete anything related to it.  :)

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:28 pm
by PHREAK767
KaZaA's names = "Pussy playground"
"The warez playground"
"The peodophile play"
and many other assorted titles post them here.

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:31 pm
by Confederate EDA
I don't give a damn what anyone else think's of KaZaa, cause I can find just about anything I need on there, as long as I know what it is I need (and having an AV is a must!).  I've saved at least hundreds of hours using KaZaa instead of searching for what I need on websites.
KaZaa isn't just warez central, it's got legit uses as well.

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2003 7:28 pm
by Jackmn
Pfft, newsgroups and irc have anything you need.
(Not that I download or condone warez)

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2003 10:08 pm
by einstein
The only reason i know of a file being undeletable is that it is running and thus cannot be removed, or it is self duplicating (using another file) and finally a registry key has been altered... all of which can normally be fixed by following a step by step guide on the major AV websites (once of course ur AV has identified at least the viruses name!)

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:29 am
by Confederate EDA
Sorry Einny ol' boy, didn't quit think that one through...I was thinking y'all should know, didn't know y'all already did, didn't even know about the PM feature here. :cool:

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 3:08 am
by hippykiller66
i had the same problem with something like that, but i dont think i ever got rid of the file. so im no help :-(