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#1 amhill79



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Posted 27 June 2004 - 12:27 PM

Hi I was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice on how to get rid of a file called addvw.exe. I can't get rid of it. I have tried hijackthis and it shows up in the log but I can't seem to find it when I got to delete it. Please help.

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 05:20 PM

It's best if you post a HijackThis log so we can be sure this is something you need to delete. But, if you're sure...

You probably need to reconfigure Windows Explorer to Enable Hidden Files:

Open the Windows Explorer Folder Options - View [tab]:
Scroll down to the Files and Folders section.
Select: Display the contents of system folders.
Scroll down to the Hidden Files and Folders section.
Select: Show hidden files and folders, Ok the prompt
Uncheck: Hide file extensions for known file types
Uncheck: Hide protected operating system files
Ok the Prompt, click Apply
Click the Apply to all Folders button.

If the file is in use, you won't be able to delete it. In that case, reboot into SAFE MODE and you should be able to then.
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