can't delete infected file in SYSTEM32

anonymous_at_discussions.microsoft.com
Date: 11/07/03


Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 06:28:03 -0800

sometimes the file is active upon windows start up and
windows cant delete a file while it is active. So. you
can use the F8 key on boot (how ever you get into safe
mode is cool) Once in safe mode go into the windows find
the file and delete it. In safe mode the start up files
are bypased therefore the virus will not be active and
can be deleted.You can also try booting into dos mode.
(make sure you know the location of the file.) then just
delete the file.

>-----Original Message-----
>ello dere -
>
>i've found a relatively harmless virus in a file in
>Windows\System32\
>
>I can't delete it - access denied
>I found the process in task manager and ended it - still
>can't delete it.
>I have a supervisor login but it doesn't make any
>difference.
>
>Any ideas please?
>.
>