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Undeletable file?

by Help / July 22, 2004 1:02 PM PDT

I'm not sure what you guys expertise in, but I'm desaperate for help. It seems I picked up some kind of tracking file from a download. It gives the guy that gave me this file access to my computer. I tried deleting it... Duh it doesn't work. Any help here?
The file is in C: WINDOWS and its called iesecurity.
If you guys will be so kind as to help me out, Thanks!

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Re: Undeletable file?
by Cursorcowboy / July 22, 2004 9:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Undeletable file?
WARNING: As always, make sure every utility you use is fully updated.

1. First, please read the article concerning "Unsolicited Commercial Software."

2. Second, perform as a minimum the first five items listed below.

Note: If you try using CWShredder, HijackThis, as well Spybot S&D, Ad-aware and several other anti-spyware utilities and a trojan is installed which prevents their running, download PepiMK's "CoolWWWSearch.SmartKiller" removal tool, uncompress the zip file and run the program.

a. "Housecall."

b. 'Adaware." Your attention is invited to "Unable to Log On To Windows XP After Removing wsaupdater.exe."

c. "Spybot S&D."

d. "CWShredder" - 1 or "CWShredder" - 2.

Note: Problems connecting? Try "Computer Cops" and find the files in question to download from there.

e. "McAfee AVERTStinger."

f. "Hijack This" - 1 or "Hijack This" - 2.

Note: Posting a log concerning #f should only be at the direction of a forum moderator IMO. For your reading pleasure, "Hijack Removal."

3. Please reply to our input that each and every one of the five were used and the result if you require further input.
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Annoying redirects
by LaurieH01 / December 4, 2010 9:49 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Undeletable file?

Well, I tried all the above because I've been getting annoying redirects anytime I click on a link. They'll take me anywhere except where I want to go.

A. Housecall won't download.
B. Adaware got rid of some things, but it didn't help the overall problem.
C. Spybot S&D - Incorrect address
D. CWShredder - found nothing.
E. Stinger - found nothing
F. Hijack This - incorrect address

I already have McAfee, which hasn't found anything, either. I don't want to reinstall my system - I've done it once this year, and don't really want to do it again. Any more ideas?

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Did you notice . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 4, 2010 11:16 AM PST
In reply to: Annoying redirects

you replied to a six year old question. You might get better results if you create a new thread.

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We Remove The Redirect Problem Like This...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 4, 2010 11:59 AM PST
In reply to: Annoying redirects

First, download, install, update, then run full system scans with both free malware removal tools below. If you can't download the tools below on your current computer, you may need to download the tools on a separate computer, copy them to a flash drive, then transfer them to the problem machine.:

Malwarebytes Antimalware

Hitman Pro 3.5

Next, download TDSSKiller and follow guide to use the tool:

And when you're done, check your LAN settings in Internet Explorer like this:

Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet Options-Connection Tab. Click on the LAN settings button. IF there is a check mark next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN", uncheck it. Click OK. Then OK, again.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Undeletable file?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 23, 2004 7:01 AM PDT
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And only after trying all of the good suggestions from CursorCowboy abovek, you still can't delete the offending file, then try restarting the computer into Safe Mode', then navigate to the file and delete it manually.

If it's still not gone, try the MoveOnBoot program from the link below, which should allow you to delete the file after a restart of the computer.

Program To Delete Locked Files

Hope this helps.


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Re: Undeletable file?
by Georgeirene / July 29, 2004 7:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Undeletable file?

go to RUN on your Desktop, type in Regedit.Then select edit and find....type in the name of the undeletable file and WAIT for a few minutes, be patient. If it comes up use Edit to Delete it !!! This may work !!
But be very, very careful not to delete anything else !!
The Registry is dangerous territory, treat with care.

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