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so this what happen google chrome has had search for yahoo but normally it search for google. I looked to see what the problem was and on a google forum it said to go to local disk / program files / common files , and there was a spigot folder. I tried to delete it but it would not delete so I tryed to delete all the files in it. it deleted all of them except for this file called "search settings". So i tryed to be take control of the folder but now the folder won't open. It says acess denied on whatever I do and I can't remove the creator owner. I deleted the iobit toolbar and it is still there. the strange thing is its said the foder on had 339kbs of space in it then I right clicked and I saw the space of the file be like raising up high till it stopped at about 1gb, now the folder says it empty(0kb) and I still can't remove it from my computer. Can someone please tell me how to remove the file from my computer. thank you

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I tryed it and every time I unchecked the read only and applied it, it still won't delete, when I right clicked it again the read only was check again. and I don't know if this will help but in the properties the " creator owner " on the check list of things you can allow and deny it had special permission checked and even if I uncheck everything on the list I get so type of error that says I can't do it. and my local disk space had been going up and down and I look and see if anything is deleted but evrything is still there. but I did find out one thing, why the size of the file was raising, turns out I right clicked on the common files folder properties on accident. but i still need help with deleteing the file

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I tryed it and there was nothing in the folder, for some reason the search settings deleted them selfes when I tryed to take control of the folder. I ran a scan and it found a few infects, so I had those removed and now chrome settings are back to normal but the spigot folder is still there and it still is access denied and my disk space keeps changing size and when I look and see if anything is deleted it all still there

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