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Windows 7: Need Help finding a system32 folder to delete all viruses found.

18 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Need Help finding a system32 folder to delete all viruses found.

My Laptop is loaded with viruses I need help to something suitable to delete my viruses and I don't want to do any further downloads. Also, how do I find my system32 folder?
I can't seem to find it. And I've been told that by deleting it I can get rid of ALOT of viruses.
I just really need the best way to delete the 327 Trojans that I have

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18 Jul 2011   #2

Win 7 Pro x64

The 'System32' folder is located within the Windows folder, but you won't be able to delete the folder. If you were able to somehow delete the folder you would be left with a useless laptop and no choice but an OS reinstall.

Why not let your antivirus program remove the bugs on its own? Thats what it is designed to do. It will only remove what it needs to remove to get rid of your viruses.
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18 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Well I've tried the AVG, Mc Afee Security suite e.g None of them seem to work.
Right now I'm going through a scan on my laptop to see exactly what I have on my laptop.
Would you recommend anything for me to get rid of my trojans?
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18 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Just run a full anti-virus scan in Safe Mode.

Don't know who told you that tale about the System32 folder - as the name implies, it holds all your system files.

Malwarebytes is very good.
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18 Jul 2011   #5

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Hello IHaveAQuestion and welcome to the forums

Can you do the following for me please?

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Download and install MBAM from here
Run a full scan and attach the log with your next post for me to analyse


Please download CKScanner from here to your Desktop.

Make sure that CKScanner.exe is on the your Desktop before running the application!

Double-click on CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File.
A message box will verify the file saved
Attach the log CKFiles.txt that has been created on your desktop with your next post


Download OTL to your desktop.
Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed to let it run uninterrupted.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.
Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

Once OTL has completed its first scan it will save notepad copies of the scans in the folder that OTL was started from. Unless set to produce an Extras log it will only produce OTL.txt in subsequent scans.

A copy of an OTL fix log is saved in a text file at

in most cases this will be C:\_OTL\MovedFiles

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