Defender freezes on file in Recycler folder

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by crawdad, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. crawdad

    crawdad Guest

    Only when Defender is doing a full scan, it freezes on the file
    S-1-5-21-375612493-4149289120-1296836545-1008. I then have to shut down the
    computer completely.
    I cannot delete the file - message appears that the file is in use. I tried
    deleting it through dos command but when I type in "dir" to see the files in
    the Recycler folder, no files appear!
    Also, I'm not sure that it should be deleted.
    Can anyone help?
    crawdad, Nov 8, 2007
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  2. crawdad

    PA Bear Guest

    Microsoft has established separate newsgroups for Windows Defender support
    and comments. This is not one of them.

    PA Bear, Nov 8, 2007
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  3. There is a possibility that your recylce bin is controlled by a 3rd party
    Security Software installed in your system thats why on such reason Defender
    hangs up on it. Mind if I ask what AV do you use in your System?
    Milo \(MSPSS\), Nov 8, 2007
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