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Windows 7: Can't delete a DVIX file. Possible virus issue.

28 Aug 2012   #1

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Can't delete a DVIX file. Possible virus issue.

Hi,

I turn to you people again, because I had some good suggestions from you in the past, so I hope you will be able to help me again

Yesterday my friend brought me a movie on a flash drive, I watched it no problem, I turned off my laptop when I went to sleep. The next day when I turned it on, NIGHTMARE. Performance seriously slowed down, waiting approx. 5 min to start up Google Chrome, and so on...

I suspected the movie to be a problem, so I tried to delete it, but no luck. All I get is a discovering window, which I let discover for about 2 hours, but still nothing.
[img]http://s9.**************/y8zl202ez/Untitled.jpg[/img]
Tried in safe mode, same thing. Scanned it with a AVG, nothing. Looked up on the web how to force deleting with "cmd" no luck. Any other suggetions?

Thanks in advance!

P.S.
Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)

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28 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

can you move it into a folder then try delete the folder with the movie in it.

also ,what media player did you use to watch it. try opening a different movie file using the same player, then see if the movie your friend gave you will delete, in case it was tied to the player for some reason.
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28 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
can you move it into a folder then try delete the folder with the movie in it.
Nope, same thing with the the discovery
[img]http://s8.**************/9hj7t2i69/Untitled.jpg[/img]
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28 Aug 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try clicking the file and then press shift + delete to bypass the recycle bin

ps. i edited my last post ,not sure if you've noticed.
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28 Aug 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sounds like your friend's flash drive left you an unwanted gift, a malware. The movie may have it embedded and playing it released it.
Try two things:
1.Below my sig is a link to Malwarebytes, download it, update definitions. It has a tool called File Assassin, see if that will delete the movie. Then run a full scan with it.

2.Try this tutorial and run this scan too: Windows Defender Offline
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28 Aug 2012   #6

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
try clicking the file and then press shift + delete to bypass the recycle bin

ps. i edited my last post ,not sure if you've noticed.
Did everything you told me, still nothing :/
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28 Aug 2012   #7

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Sounds like your friend's flash drive left you an unwanted gift, a malware. The movie may have it embedded and playing it released it.
Try two things:
1.Below my sig is a link to Malwarebytes, download it, update definitions. It has a tool called File Assassin, see if that will delete the movie. Then run a full scan with it.

2.Try this tutorial and run this scan too: Windows Defender Offline
Well I tried the first step, still no luck, the software freezes, stubborn movie I say
[img]http://s11.**************/57h4whtzz/Untitled.jpg[/img]
Thanks guys for the effort
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28 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Try a free program called unlocker, works for me on stubborn files.
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28 Aug 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you run a full scan then?
And try the WDO I linked you to too.
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30 Aug 2012   #10

windows 7
 
 

OK, I solved the problem, managed to delete the file.

First, I tried everything you guys told me, and it took me a little while because of how slow my PC was running, even my cursor started freezing from time to time. As I said I tried everything but nothing seemed to work.

Than just a few seconds ago, I thought "Hey, maybe I should try deleting it from my Administrator account." Than I switched to my Admin. Acc. Another funny thing is, when I changed acc. my PC was running fine, no freezing of any sort, went to the desktop from my other acc. and found the movie. I pressed delete, and in 0.0001 seconds it deleted the file no problem what so ever. Than I switched back to my regular acc. and again, the computer was running like it did before, fast and furious.

I want to thank all you boys and girls for your patience and good will. I am no computer expert, I have no idea what I did and why this worked for me.
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