Cannot delete..help!!!

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  1. linardni

    linardni Member

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    I cannot delete the following two application files in any way. What program should I use?
    C:\WINDOWS\SHELLNEW\bronstab.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\ICA\Local Settings\Application Data\smss.exe
     
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    samrulez New Member

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    What error are u getting??
     
  3. Vishal Gupta

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    Try using Unlocker to delete them,also don't forget to run an AV scan.
     
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    prashant_thinkdigit New Member

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    Dont do any think i say u frankli


    restart your machine in safe mode and delet this files not a difficult work dont get tense ok relax and do it
     
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    also try in delete in dos mode or from bootable cd of xp in console
     
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    I agree with Vishal, do download a good antivirus software and boot to safe mode and do a full scan, delete anything that is detected. Turn off system restore before scanning....

    Regards,
    Shovik.
     
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    thadhanihemant New Member

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    u can also delete in this way
    open task manager
    click on processes
    then sort by user name
    then end all the processes except explorer.exe and taskmgr.exe
    then try deleting the file
    also run a antivirus scan with a good antivirus or
    use the quick remove utilities that vishal mentioned above......
     
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    keep ur anti-virus updated wit definations...this happens due to old definations pack....

    cheers
     
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    IMO, you should be successful with this method. I have always done so whenever I have come across a file that stubbornly refuses to get deleted. :)
     
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    You can even try booting WIndows in the safe-mode & delete the file. See if it works. You can also try
    UnLocker as suggested by @Digital_Brat.
     
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