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IgneousPrime

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I recently got a trojan virus and deleted it. It was a trojan that when you clicked on it,it wouldn't start up. But the user that sent it to me could see everything I did. But I deleted it and followed the directions of removal. But one thing went wrong. When I tried to delete a folder called "ShellData" in my System 32 folder,it said that it couldn't delete a file because the path was not right or specified. How am I supposed to remove it then? Help! Thanks in advance.
 
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Do you still have the DOS Shell thing installed? If so, Right Click on the System32 folder and select DOS Shell.

at the prompt enter

rd /s shelld~1
 

IgneousPrime

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Works! :D. Thanks a bunch! Now I have that stupid folder gone...poof. Thanks again!
 
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You're welcome. You just have to be carefull how you use that method, making sure there is nothing worth saving in the folder being deleted.

For the record, when entering file or folder names in DOS, you must use the short name version. This is done by using the first 6 characters, then a ~1
 
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