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  • 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

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  • 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.

    Regards,


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