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John Noble

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Hi,
I have downloaded a video file from torrents. It is a fake file zipped inside a rar. It asked to install BitGrabber
when I tried to unzip it. I couldn't even unzip it because it asked for password. So I tried to delete the file,But I couldn't.
The following message is thrown by windows when I try to delete it. "Error deleting file or folder:being used by another file or program"

-I tried using 'unlocker' but It couldn't delete the file.
-I scanned that rar and found no malwares/viruses (scanned using AVG AV,Ewido,Spybot SD and AVG Antispy)
-I tried to delete it through safe mode but it didn't work.
-When I checked it, no process is using that file
-I couldn't delete it through 'move on boot' methods
-I have cygwin and tried to delete it through it's shell,But I couldn't delete it.
-I checked ../SystemProperties./../AVI/..default value in registry it is 0


Can anybody please help me to get rid of this file, I'm sick of this file,it has occupied 700MB of space in my HD :whistling:

ps: I posted this in some other thread and haven't got any reply.Nay be that is not the correct thread, hence posted it here.

Thanks
-John-


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krmooo

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a little program called win file exe will delete any file known to man, plus its free :whistling:
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anzenketh

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Did you close your torrent Program?
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John Noble

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:whistling: Ofcourse I did, I said no process is associated with that file.
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wannabe1

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Hi John Noble...

Try Move On Boot.

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John Noble

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Thank you all for your inputs. I used a dos boot disk as a last resort,and got rid of that file.

Edited by John Noble, 27 May 2007 - 01:41 AM.

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