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Windows 7: Cannot delete leftover program folders/files

24 Jun 2010   #1
Mickey Diamond

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Cannot delete leftover program folders/files

I uninstalled BitDefender Internet Security 2010 last night, in favour for Microsoft Security Essentials. I used Revo to do this. The funny thing is though, the bdagent still runs in the background as per usual, and the all the program files and folders are still there, but I can't delete them. I can't change permissions either because "access is denied."

I can't use BitDefender's remove/repair function either because it doesn't recognise it as an installed program, and I can't reinstall the program for some reason either.

Any ideas?


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24 Jun 2010   #2
Mickey Diamond

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I also tried the "deleting undeletable files" method (in cmd prompt) but the prompt continually says it can't even find the directory.
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24 Jun 2010   #3
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Humm...Have you tri Bitdefener uninstaller to remove it. Try this: How to uninstall BitDefender

~Tuan
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24 Jun 2010   #4
Mickey Diamond

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Heh.. that worked perfectly. Thanks
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24 Jun 2010   #5
ttran

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Nice, that's what I wanna hear
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