So my mom decided to install a bunch of malware on her computer because she fails at the internet. I am trying to eliminate it.
The source of it all, apparently, is a program called ViewPlay. Uninstalling it using Uninstall Programs didn't work, because of course it didn't (it just hangs in perpetuity and won't allow you to try uninstalling anything else until you reboot, as best I can tell). I located the program files, and tried manually deleting them. Some could be removed, but several of them said I didn't have permission to do that. (I'm using an administrator account, btw.)
So okay, go in there and change the permissions to grant myself full access, right? Except even when I ostensibly grant myself all permissions, it still says I don't have permission. I thought maybe it was a "program is currently running" sort of thing, so I tried manually ending the process from the task manager and then trying to delete the file I've isolated as the culprit in the few seconds before it starts running again. (It's one of those things where one file is spawning other files, and the one that's spawning all the others is the one that's resisting deletion.) Anyway, that doesn't work either. I also tried removing the system's permissions from the file, wondering if maybe that would keep it from running itself, but that didn't work, either.
I'm not exactly a computer guru, so I'm hesitant to go too much deeper without understanding what I'm doing, lest I break something I can't unbreak. So how can I get rid of this fucking thing?
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