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Problems deleting a .exe file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Skudge, Oct 18, 2003.

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  1. Skudge

    Skudge Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I cannot delete an .exe file from my computer. Windows says: "File is being used by another person or Program"

    I have restarted my computer and gone into safe mode with no success.

    The file is a patching program for a snes rom and is very small.
    I have run Norton’s Anti-Virus but it’s clean.



    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
    Scan saved at 6:37:26 AM, on 19/10/2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    D:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    D:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
    D:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISSERV.EXE
    D:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\SymProxySvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    D:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXE
    D:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    D:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ATRACK.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    D:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Iceflow\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - d:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - D:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - D:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iamapp] D:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] D:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with GetRight - D:\Program Files\GetRight\GRdownload.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://D:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with GetRight Browser - D:\Program Files\GetRight\GRbrowse.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37877.9492708333
    O16 - DPF: {AD7FAFB0-16D6-40C3-AF27-585D6E6453FD} - http://dload.ipbill.com/del/loader.cab
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8DAB11AD-2775-4E1E-A087-73E2C580DBCD}: NameServer = 203.194.56.150 203.194.27.57
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{8DAB11AD-2775-4E1E-A087-73E2C580DBCD}: NameServer = 203.194.56.150 203.194.27.57
     
  2. mobo

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    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
    O16 - DPF: {AD7FAFB0-16D6-40C3-AF27-585D6E6453FD} - http://dload.ipbill.com/del/loader.cab

    And unless you know what these are for then remove them as well. In addition what exe file were you trying to remove ?


    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8DAB11AD-2775-4E1E-A087-73E2C580DBCD}: NameServer = 203.194.56.150 203.194.27.57
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{8DAB11AD-2775-4E1E-A087-73E2C580DBCD}: NameServer = 203.194.56.150 203.194.27.57 [/B][/QUOTE]
     
  3. Skudge

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    It's a snes rom patching program.

    Someone on another forum has told me to close EXPLORER and use "cmd" prompt to delete it but I dont know how to delete stuff using "cmd" promt.
     
  4. mobo

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    Try deleting the program thats associated with it or go into administrative tools/ services and see if there is anything there that is tied with it that may be executing ..It is starting up so there must be a way to shut it down....
     
  5. Skudge

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    Done all that, It's being used by another program. It's like explorer has locked it or something.

    If i could just learn how to delete using command prompt.
     
  6. Skudge

    Skudge Thread Starter

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    Never mind I typed help in the command prompt and worked out how to delete/erase.

    I had to close down explorer so I guess it was explorer using it after all.
     
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