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McAfee Sdat Removal

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A friend's computer is infected with the W32/Alemod.e.dll virus. He is unable to get onto the internet. Therfore, he asked me to investigate and find a cure for his ailing computer.

In the process, I found a DAT on McAfee's website. Specifically, it is SDAT4563. So I saved it to my desktop and copied it into my memory stick to bring to him.

Here is the problem. I cannot delete the file from my desktop. I continually get an error message saying:

"Cannot delete sdat 4563: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that may be using the file and try again."

I do not use McAfee, I use Symantec (Norton).

I do not know what possible program it could be using, and I want it off my desktop...it worries me.

Thanks, Ed
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Please go to the malware forum in my signature and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the CLICK HERE .

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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