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Invincible file -- can't delete it!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Pistol Slap, Oct 31, 2011.

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  1. Pistol Slap

    Pistol Slap Thread Starter

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    There is a file on my computer, an mp3 I downloaded, that isn't an mp3. It says it's an mp3 but it won't play, and I discovered that when I select the file and press delete on the keyboard, the cursor blinks but nothing happens. There are no right click context menus available for it. When I try to delete the folder it says 'Contains items whose name is too long for the recycle bin, do you want to permanently delete it?' and I say yes, and it says 'Cannot delete, access is denied.'
    I am administrator, I do not know how to get rid of this file. Deleting in safe mode does not work. MoveOnBoot doesn't work. I don't know what it is or what else to do!
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Try this.

    Unlocker 1.9.1

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    Are you using Windows XP or Vista or 7, 32-bit or 64-bit?

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  3. Pistol Slap

    Pistol Slap Thread Starter

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    Hey that worked! I was worried it was some sort of vicious malware. thanks
     
  4. flavallee

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    Glad it worked. (y)

    You're welcome. :)

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