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How to delete Windows.old from C prompt??

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    I did get hacked a while back like 6 hard drives ago, this time was different I got a New Windows 8 disk and 2 new hard drives, disconnected unplugged my back up drive even though I wiped it clean I didn't want to take any chances! Low and behold "spy person" arose from the dead, could he/she been hiding in my e-mail acct.?
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  2. #12


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    What are you using to reinstall Windows 8 with, and where did you get it from?
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  3. #13


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    Go to C : right click, disk clean up, and then clean up system files. After that Windows .old is gone.
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  4. #14


    He/She made it saying access denied! I had to use heady duty shredder type software to clean hard drive, but he also partitioned the drive and I had a heck of a time trying to erase them took 3 different softwares to do it!!! Now how can I tell if he/she is not hiding still in back-groung of my 1tb hard drives? I have 2 different hard drives and only used 1 for the "New Hard Drives" and yet somehow he/she got on both hard drives!!! How can I find where he/she is hiding? Can they hide in my e-mail acct.?
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by tdhclueless50 View Post
    He/She made it saying access denied! I had to use heady duty shredder type software to clean hard drive, but he also partitioned the drive and I had a heck of a time trying to erase them took 3 different softwares to do it!!! Now how can I tell if he/she is not hiding still in back-groung of my 1tb hard drives? I have 2 different hard drives and only used 1 for the "New Hard Drives" and yet somehow he/she got on both hard drives!!! How can I find where he/she is hiding? Can they hide in my e-mail acct.?

    The only thing I might think of, is if you had a root or boot logger virus that infects the computer's bio files, you might check this out by Kaspersky;

    TDSSKiller Rootkit Removal Utility Free Download | Kaspersky Lab US
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdhclueless50 View Post
    He/She made it saying access denied! I had to use heady duty shredder type software to clean hard drive, but he also partitioned the drive and I had a heck of a time trying to erase them took 3 different softwares to do it!!! Now how can I tell if he/she is not hiding still in back-groung of my 1tb hard drives? I have 2 different hard drives and only used 1 for the "New Hard Drives" and yet somehow he/she got on both hard drives!!! How can I find where he/she is hiding? Can they hide in my e-mail acct.?

    We need to know what you are using to reinstall Windows 8 with, and where did you get it from before we continue any further.
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  7. #17


    I got a Brand new one and it came from Microsoft!!!
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  8. #18


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    Ok. For now, give what justmetoday posted above a try to see if your system is clean.
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  9. #19


    That is 1 of the programs I tried "access denied", did a couple of others first and then it took tdds... that's where I have to wonder if he/she is imbedded on my 1tb hard drive!!!
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  10. #20


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    I would recommend to format the hard drive, and do a clean install of Windows.
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