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Greetings,

Unfortunately FileASSASSIN is quite old and hasn't received an update in several years so there are likely other tools for this purpose out there that would probably be more effective at deleting persistent objects like this.  Either Unlocker or LockHunter should do the job, the second of which is free and the former of which is ad supported which might make a difference to you.

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1 hour ago, exile360 said:

Greetings,

Unfortunately FileASSASSIN is quite old and hasn't received an update in several years so there are likely other tools for this purpose out there that would probably be more effective at deleting persistent objects like this.  Either Unlocker or LockHunter should do the job, the second of which is free and the former of which is ad supported which might make a difference to you.

Thank you, was unable to delete file with LockHunter

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I'd suggest trying the delete on reboot option if you haven't already.  That method usually works in most cases when others fail (and it's what Malwarebytes uses in its malware removal engine and has for many years, pretty much since the beginning because it's so effective against difficult to remove files).

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41 minutes ago, exile360 said:

I'd suggest trying the delete on reboot option if you haven't already.  That method usually works in most cases when others fail (and it's what Malwarebytes uses in its malware removal engine and has for many years, pretty much since the beginning because it's so effective against difficult to remove files).

Thank you again. I did try safe mode, but was able to delete file that way either, is that the method you mention?

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Just now, photosimlabs2018 said:

Thank you again. I did try safe mode, but was able to delete file that way either, is that the method you mention?

Meant to say that I was NOT able to delete file

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Hi again. I looked up a utility to perform the delete on reboot and installed it. After following the instructions and rebooting my computer, the file is still there.

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In LockHunter if you click on the Other... button at the bottom and select Delete At Next System Restart hopefully that will get rid of it.  If not, then give it a try in Safe Mode to see if that works.

If you still can't get rid of the file, then I'd suggest following the instructions in this topic and creating a new thread in the malware removal area by clicking here and one of our malware removal specialists will assist you.  They have access to additional tools and resources that aren't used in the other areas of the forums and I'm sure they'll have something that can eliminate the file for you if all else fails.

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