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Windows 7: Cant Remove file

06 Jul 2010   #1
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Cant Remove file

Hi All,

I have windows 7 and received an email about windows live beta.
I downloaded and installed windows live beta and inside the same email it had an ecomotion (i think thats what they call them) about shrek.
Downloaded it and tried to install but had no luck.
Now when i try to delete the file i cant.
I delete it from my d drive and it goes to the thrash folder.
I delete it from the thrash folder and all of a sudden its back.
Can someone please help me delete this file permently?

Cheers


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06 Jul 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello shanefromoz.




The first thing I would do is to download and install the free version of MBAM, then run a full virus scan to make sure you haven't been infected, have a look at the link below.


Malewarebytes Free Anti Virus Scanner
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06 Jul 2010   #3
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks bare im running a scan now.
Im sure it is an issue with windows live as it is in beta mode.
I will let you know how i go.

Cheers
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06 Jul 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.



If all is clean, have a look at the link below to see if that'll be a help to remove it.


Revo Uninstaller
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06 Jul 2010   #5
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

hmmm not a virus and revo cant even see it as the file is 0kb and is not installed just there.
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06 Jul 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Do you still have the E-mail about WL Beta? If so, can you paste the Shrek icon link data here? Maybe with that we can help.
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07 Jul 2010   #7
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

WindowsLive > emoticon :Windowslive

And i downloaded the shrek forever after version.
Its weird i delete it from the thrash box but its always comes back to my d drive.

Cheers
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07 Jul 2010   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Go back to the Malwarebytes site and download
FileASSASSIN: Malwarebytes and give it a try.

Jim
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07 Jul 2010   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Try searching for shrek.exe, see what turns up. I downloaded it and was able to delete it with no problem.
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07 Jul 2010   #10
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

used File assasin and it still comes back.
Anymore ideas?

Cheers
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