Delete a file with a question mark in its name?
Posted on 2006-06-02
My antivirus software has been detecting a file (related to the "Purity" adware) on one of my user's disks with the following name:
The AV claims to have taken care of the file, but it's still there. I can see it in a DOS prompt. There are also three suspicious-looking folders with these names:
(the third starts with what looks like a Greek letter, and then has a question mark, and then "sks")
It just occurred to me that these are probably not actual question-marks in the filenames, but characters that DOS is unable to print (at least in a US-English context).
How can I go about deleting these files and folders? They don't show up in Windows Explorer, so they're invisible to Killbox. I looked on sysinternals.com for a more sophisticated Windows shell but couldn't find one.