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svfdf10

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#11 12 years ago

SupaStarAsh;3311302Yea, I remember you ;) Turns out I didn't need any program, see below: And its gone :D Though I did expect to see it in my Recycle Bin, but it isn't on my Desktop, so I'm happy :p[/QUOTE] Files deleted in this way are deleted without visiting the Recyc.

This is not the equivalent of when you delete a file & it asks 'Do you really want to move this file / folder & all its contents to the Recycle Bin?' This is file deletion without confirmation, so use the power wisely & with plenty of forethought & at least one double-check.

(Unless you have an undelete application installed & waiting for your mistakes - I highly recommend this as it has saved my butt after two particularly sour mistakes - even then it is a pain in the ass having to go through the whole scanning selecting & undeletion process - oh also if you only have 1 HD as one partition you will loose half of the file(s) you delete & try & recover as the recovered files are written to the same space occupied by the old files by the operating system).

[QUOTE=SupaStarAsh;3311302] Aye, this does work (for future reference) :) :lol: I'll remember that, but then, if I get them, I now know how to rid myself of them :p Thank You for your help anyway, + Green ;)

You're welcome; though in reality the method was suggested by someone else already just not as 'correctly/completely'.




Mere_Mortal

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#12 12 years ago
SupaStarAsh;3308775Thanks, though I'd rather not download random programs to delete another one...

Well, most important is that it's gone already. Anyway, I appreciate what you're saying, but honestly, these programs are designed for such a scenario. KillBox is standalone, it does not need installing, nor does BFU although that is more intended for a mass infection if anything, but it will brute force something off the system. Unlocker does need installing and allows for operations via the context menu.

You should try KillBox, it's an excellent little program that can save so much bother.




Flash525

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#13 12 years ago

I understand that some programs are designed to do certain things, but a while back I deleted a few files accidentally (they were inside a folder, and I deleted the folder thinking it was something else). Anyway, I got two programs that "un-deleted" things, at least they were suppose to. I ended up having to reformat my PC because of the programs I downloaded to help. I'm just cautious




Mere_Mortal

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#14 12 years ago

I guess that's the trouble with the non-automated options, you have to be careful. I mean an AV might cause a problem in some cases, like for example removing an XCP rootkit that subsequently kills your CD/DVD drive (most AVs are now fully aware of this scenario though), but major problems are rare (discounting Norton!).

Anyway, it is worth mentioning that KillBox backs up anything that it deletes to a folder on the root drive.

Then there's reputability, I can assure that the three examples are tried, tested and recommended by security experts, they are perfectly safe where used appropriately ;)

But you certainly have to be cautious in this day & age, it's probably an instinct in many people by now :lookaround:




svfdf10

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#15 12 years ago

You sound like someone whose words fit their age Mere_Mortal. :) (i.e. not younger trying to pass for older or vice versa). What do you do for a living & what training studying did you do to get there?




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#16 12 years ago

So Explorer is essentially your desktop? That would explain a lot of things, such as my desktop disappearing and having to reboot.




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#17 12 years ago
nameChanged;3333436You sound like someone whose words fit their age Mere_Mortal. :) (i.e. not younger trying to pass for older or vice versa).

You know, that really means something to me. After all, I'm just me...and that's the only way I like to be ;)

What do you do for a living & what training studying did you do to get there?

I don't have a living, no jobs around here that suit me. Looking for IT or anything computer related, but it's all retail and industrial. It's not like I'm unemployable, I just don't want to be stuck in any old crappy job, I need a career (whilst I'm not gonna get anywhere if I just stare up the ladder).

Some of what I know about computers are basically experience with my own system, usually trial & error (that is, screwing things up). As for malware removal and any skills that go with that, I have been through training at SpywareInfo initially and then CastleCops, am qualified staff at the latter although I've been more interested in playing games than helping people out lately. Maybe I should get some priorities straight, eh?

But there's no formal qualifications, which I really need. I've considered doing some sort of course, whether college or Uni, but I guess I need to get some money first.

I have a feeling that if I want a good job that I can luckily walk into, I'll have to relocate.




Dark Saint

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#18 12 years ago
Cloak Raider;3333499So Explorer is essentially your desktop? That would explain a lot of things, such as my desktop disappearing and having to reboot.

windows explorer is an integrated system software. if you control alt delete for task manager, and shut it down you will notice your desktop disappears, it is what makes windows, "work".




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