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n4wwl

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Help! Can't delete virus
« on: March 06, 2004, 05:41:59 AM »
While scanning through the memory test when avast! started, a virus was found in memory -- a trojan executable file in a folder called C:/Program Files/Timesink.  However, I can't delete the file, rename it, or otherwise get rid of it.  I was able to move the entire folder and its contents it to my trash bin, but when I try to empty the trash bin it won't delete that executable file.

The error message tells me that access to the file is forbidden.

Any clues how I can purge my system of this infection?

Thanks.

David

Culpeper

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Re:Help! Can't delete virus
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2004, 09:29:18 AM »
Timesink is spyware and both Adaware and Spybot S&D should detect and remove it.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2004, 09:37:57 AM by Culpeper »

Offline Lars-Erik

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Re:Help! Can't delete virus
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2004, 05:37:10 PM »
The error message tells me that access to the file is forbidden.

Here it is again. Search the forum. It has been at leat two threads discussing this. Several users (my self and a friend of mine incuded) has gotten into situation where a virus is detected, but neither Clean nor Move to chest nor Delete is working. It's very frustrating (I don't really want to press Continue on a virus message :-)
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Culpeper

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Re:Help! Can't delete virus
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2004, 05:45:46 PM »
Timesink is "installed" spyware

n4wwl

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Re:Help! Can't delete virus
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2004, 04:57:47 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions.  I finally got rid of it.

Culpeper

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Re:Help! Can't delete virus
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2004, 06:47:13 AM »
You're welcome