Denied Access to delete Virus folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • My laptop has been infected by a virus. When I ran safemode, I noticed a set of files under the directory Drivers (Drivers with a capital D) in C:\WINDOWS\System32. I don't think these are genuine Windows Vista files. I tried deleting the directory Drivers but it says "Access is denied". Is this directory C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers a virus? If so, how do I delete this. HELP!!



    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Saturday, November 27, 2010 1:59 AM Moved to appropriate forum category (From:Windows Vista Applications)
    Thursday, November 25, 2010 3:10 AM


  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting!

    This directory C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers is not a virus. You can't delete this folder which contains many system files.

    You can run disk cleanup to clear temp files.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:59 AM