I am trying to manually remove Microsoft Security Client from Windows 7 (64 bit).
(The installation got buggered up when I was removing some malware, I tried to reinstall it - wouldn't work, I tried to uninstall it but it was not listed in Programs, I ran a FixIT, which crashed...)
All I have left in the Microsoft Security Client folder are 3 symbolic links:
Directory of c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
2013-07-01 20:25 <DIR> .
2013-07-01 20:25 <DIR> ..
2013-04-02 13:21 <SYMLINKD> Backup [c:\windows\system32\config]
2013-04-02 13:21 <SYMLINKD> Drivers [c:\windows\system32\config]
2013-04-02 13:21 <SYMLINKD> en-us [c:\windows\system32\config]
0 File(s) 0 bytes
Now I want to remove those 3 symbolic links, so that I can then delete the "Microsoft Security Client" folder.
I have tried DEL, RMDIR, and Delete from Windows Explorer (after backing up the config folder!) In each case I am told that the directory is not empty. So Windows thinks I am trying to delete the target directory, not just the link.
So how do I remove the symbolic links?