Solved Access denied for file and folder Tags: Virus Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Last response: July 4, 2013 4:39 PM in Windows XP Share JennyGW July 4, 2013 4:27:42 PM Sorry for the long post. The system is actually Windows 2003 Server Standard (fully patched and SP'd), but XP is about the same so I used this forum. I am trying to clear a virus. I can see the .exe file, but when I try and delete it I get "Access Denied". This usually refers to a file that is being used by a process. I looked at tasklist /m and nothing shows with the file name. The file and the folder it is in are Hidden and Read Only. I am unable to remove the attributes of either the file or the folder. I checked permissions on the NTFS drive and I decided to use takeown to make sure the Administrator has ownership. This has not helped. I have been using the ESET online scanner which successfully finds the file, tells me it has quarantined it, but when I look again it is still there, even after many reboots. This is the reported line from ESET:- C:\Documents and Settings\*a users folder*\Application Data\jewsdidit0\zjiujsnjb.exe a variant of Win32/Kryptik.BAJC trojan cleaned by deleting (after the next restart) - quarantined I tried booting in Safe Mode, Safe with Command Line, Safe with Networking to see if this would unlock the file. No joy. I can see traffic (using netstat) which should not be there, so I need desperately to solve this problem. Many thanks in advance for any ideas! Jenny More about : access denied file folder Reply to JennyGW Best solution USAFRet July 4, 2013 4:39:53 PM Kaspersky Rescue disk. Boot completely outside the Windows environment. Reply to USAFRet Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources "File Access Denied" on old "My Documents" folder Forum Access is denied to move files to folders Forum Access is denied to files and folders on old HDD Forum SolvedAccess denied to delete folder Forum SolvedFolder Access Denied Forum Destination Folder Access Denied Forum Destination Folder Access Denied Forum SolvedUnable to access My Documents folder on old HDD "Access denied" Forum Folder access denied Forum "Access Denied" Can't Access Folder Forum Access to my user folder denied Forum Destination folder access denied need permission Forum folder not accessible access denied xp Forum I need to pentantly *delete Windows.old Folder and 'Gain Administrator Access' to do so, Access Allowed YET Denied Forum Folder Permissions Denied on Full Access and Admin User Forum In my hard drive folder is not accessible and access is denied what can i do??th Forum [Solved] Destination Folder Access Denied - Please Help! Forum "Access Denied" After copying a folder from old XP to W7 Forum Destination folder access denied you need permission Forum Destination folder access denied Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !