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Norton Anti-virus questions - Files that will not delete?

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October 8, 2006 12:40:36 AM

Norton Anti-virus does a scan for virus it detects a few -attempts to delete the infected files but fails with about 5 of them. The ones that fail to delete are not deleting becasue they are in use. When I go to find the file in the windows directory directly they will also not let me delete them becasue windows gives and error message that the file is in use.

I have tried Cotrl+ALT+Del and the infected file running can not be stoped by clicking end task.

So How can I make the infected files not in use. Would it work if I tried to run Anit-Virus software outside of windows? Can this be done?
October 11, 2006 7:04:32 PM

Hijack This! has an option to allow you to delete files on reboot. This should delete the files before they are loaded by Windows.
October 18, 2006 2:41:14 AM

or boot into safe mode or recovery console to delete them
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