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Spyware apctres.dll

Posted on 2004-08-13
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04
I've a spyware file that I am not able to delete! I tried going into the Recovery Console of XP, trying to delete the file apctres.dll, but it give me "access denied". Can anyone help??
I have tried using Adware and spybot, they were able to find the file as spyware, but cannot delete. It said file is shared or being used.
Question by:aptnewyork
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 2000 total points
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Hello aptnewyork =)

take the ownership of this file and then try to delete it !!!!!

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP:

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows XP;en-us;308418
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Also u can Download HijackThis v1.98.2, run it, Save the LOG file and Post it here:

so that i can check if there are not any remainenet malware left on ur system :)
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run msconfig on your system.  Look at anything being run at startup and disable anything that is suspecious.

Once you've done that, restart the machine, take ownership of the file (if necessary), and then delete it (use safe mode if all else fails).

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Also, a good place to start might be the task manager.  See if anything out of the ordinary has been started and running in the background.  Stop that service and THEN see if you can delete the file.

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aptnewyork,,,, any progress :)

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