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How to delete a file run by Microsoft Windows Based Scrip Host

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January 29, 2011 11:57:39 PM

CAN ANYONE HELP ME ON THIS????

now, i had downloaded a file which extract sum files, or i should say that's a link.(it's by China)
it is extracted at my desktop but i wish to delete it. i tried ti delete it but it come out the message "The action cannot be completed because the file is open in Microsoft Windows Based Script host".

and another scenario, i tried to make system restore to the date i manually added. After the process end, i cant log on windows.
So, i undo the system restore and it can log on again.

can anyone provide me the method to remove it?

thanks.
a b $ Windows 7
January 30, 2011 5:26:10 AM


Press Control Shift and Escape at the same time to open Task Manager then click the Processes tab. Look through the list for any reference to that file and click to End Process. When it isn't running any more, it may be easier to delete.

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January 30, 2011 5:44:56 AM

The name of the script file itself probably won't show up in Task Manager, look for "cscript.exe" or "wscript.exe" instead - those are the names of the Windows Script Host command-line and windows-based engines.
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February 6, 2011 4:16:38 AM

Saga Lout said:

Press Control Shift and Escape at the same time to open Task Manager then click the Processes tab. Look through the list for any reference to that file and click to End Process. When it isn't running any more, it may be easier to delete.


Thanks for your reply, i had tried the method u supply. The process seems like unable to stop. It will rerun again after i end the process.
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February 6, 2011 7:57:38 AM

tattlim said:
Thanks for your reply, i had tried the method u supply. The process seems like unable to stop. It will rerun again after i end the process.



What's the name of that process?

There must be something starting this process at boottime so use your Windows key and R together to bring up the Run open box and into that, type msconfig and hit Enter. Click the StartUp tab and untick anything you don't absolutely need to run when eth system starts up. You won't be disabling any programmes, merely preventing them from automatic startup when you boot your syste.

When you finish, click Apply and Ok then accept the restart and when you see the warning after than, tick "Don't show this message again" and hit Enter.

Definitely take dadiggle's advice regarding MalwareBytes but do it only in Safe Mode - it won't find everything in Normal. You can also find it at http://www.malwarebytes.com.


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February 13, 2011 9:07:56 AM

Best answer selected by tattlim.
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