On Aug 1, 9:37 pm, (Guy Fletcher) wrote: > This should be so simple on the face of it, but aaaaargh! > > In a nutshell, I have a virus that has corrupted the USERINIT registry > entry. Identified it ok. Just need to delete c:\program\abc\def.exe (I > got the name from regedit.) > > 1. I can't delete folder "abc" because it says it's "not empty". Fair > enough, I'll delete "def" first. > 2. Uh huh. Says "def" isn't there. > 3. I go into DOS (or rather the command prompt feature of WXP). > 4. I do the ATTRIB command for -r -s -h, and it takes it without error > message..... BUT nothing's changed, at all! > 5. Read on the internet that the TYPE command ignores whether files > are hidden/system, so I do that on def.exe. > 6. YES! It lists gobbledegook (as expected with .exe data) so that > proves it DOES exist and is still there. > > So - the question seems to be why the ATTRIB command had no > effect..... anybody have any suggestions? > > Thanks > Guy http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker Download this freebee.