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    I have a Windows 7 - 64 bit computer. I had the computer shop to install a new motherboard. They told me that I would have to reinstall Win 7 - 64 due to the new board. They saved my old OS as Windows.old with all my files. They installed Windows 7 - 64 for me and I returned home. I have reinstalled all my programs. I was attempting to delete the file Windows.old. It deleted around 46 G and got down to two files. I am attaching a picture of those files. When I try to delete them, it tells me to "Try Again." Several attempts later it keeps telling me the same thing. I have tried renaming them, but when I try that, I am told they are not on the HD, but exist on another drive. There is no other drive. So, I am wondering if there is some freeby that I can download that will wipe them off my drive? I think they may be malware of some kind.

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    I would first attempt to delete them from Safe Mode before downloading anything else. Reboot and choose F8 to boot into Safe Mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by white_collar View Post
    I am attaching a picture of those files.
    Searching that folder name turned up an article on a copy protection scheme: SecuROM on Wikipedia.

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    I bet you a cup of coffee that if you reboot your computer, they will be gone, I have had similar symptoms.
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    If not, try Unlocker...
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    Thanks fellows for the input. I did try Safe Mode but it still would not allow me to delete anything. I tried rebooting, but that didn't work. I tried renaming the files and I could not. I did find that the files belonged to an Electronic Arts game that I had on the computer. So, they weren't a virus or Trojan. The only thing that worked was the program Unlocker. Although my problem wasn't in line with Unlocker, it still allowed me to delete the entire folder. Thanks again.

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