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blake
11-15-2010, 02:45 AM
I had a friend call me tonight and said her kid downloaded cs3 portable on her computer and it's full of malware. She said she can't find a way to delete it and needs some info on it. I had no clue as what to tell her since I've never even seen a portable before.
Any suggestions to pass on to her would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

edbr
11-15-2010, 02:56 AM
revo uninstaller removes most programs

blake
11-15-2010, 03:39 AM
Thanks for your fast response. She told me she can't find it in the control panel nor doing a search in files and folders. She said it's in a folder on the desktop. When she tries to delete the folder it gives her a warning that it can't be deleted because it's being used by another person or program.Close all programs and try again and she said there are no programs being used at the time. Thanks for revo, I've been needing that.

d a v e
11-15-2010, 04:08 AM
portable apps don't write entries to the registry.
try rebooting and then deleting the folder

then download and run something like this
http://www.malwarebytes.org/ and http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

system restore might be another option

blake
11-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Thanks guys for your help. She ran Spybot and found nothing there so she rebooted and that let her delete the folders.
We both downloaded revo and that helped me get rid of two programs I didn't need anymore.