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all the files on my computer are read only and i cant change it i have tried a few things, and there is no viruses or malware on my computer i just got help cleaning it, and my log was clean, so i dont know wjhat to do and i need some help :tazz:

thanks you guys are great!
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If this is XP, then you need to be logged into an admin type of account, then you can simply "take ownership" of the files
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i am on admin account..
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Howdy:

That is the norm for XP and is nothing to worry about !!

Take a look at the following..

Click Here

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yes, but i cant uninstall or remove any files. im sorry i didnt sate this above. it wouldnt have bothered me if i could move, edit, uninstall, or delete things. for example i select something and right click and delete, it will disapear, ill empty recycle bin and when i go back it will be there.
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What type of files are these and where are they located??

Do you have any Norton products installed??

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anything on either of my hard drives, and on my desk top. i have mcafee, i just ran panda, and i have adaware se (fully updated) and a few others.. i have tried using croa to clear read-only atributes but it didnt work.
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Okay.. try booting into Safe Mode and deleting them that way.. Let's see what happens..

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