This efficient freeware application terminates process, unloads modules, and closes remote handles to rid your system of suspected malware files. FileAssassin's clear-cut interface includes drag-and-drop functionality to easily select the desired files. Or you can simply browse through your folders and select the process you want to terminate.
Any of the three malware removal options (unlock file handles, unload modules, and terminate file processes) are quick and effective. An additional option deletes the file after it is unlocked.
Some novice users may find it difficult to gauge the proper file to send to FileAssassin. Advanced users, on the other hand, will appreciate its command-line operations. Switches are available to run any of the options through a batch file process. Intermediate to advanced users looking for a convenient way to remove suspicious locked files will find this freeware effective.
FileAssassin can delete locked malware files on your system. It uses advanced techniques to unload modules, close remote handles, and terminate processes to allow the removal of the file. Simply download FileAssassin, unzip the file, and run the installer. Start FileAssassin and select a file by dragging it onto the text area or select it using the button. Next, select a removal method from the list. Finally, click delete and the removal process will commence. Version 1.06 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.06 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
This unlocks those files locked because of processes open in Windows.
This small and simple program can unlock files from processes running in Windows which have locked them so that the user cannot otherwise process them: delete them, defrag them, etc. Even files locked by Windows Explorer, such as the Thumb Cache files, this program can unlock and remove all handles so you the user can process them normally. Very good, and absolutely FREE!
Very pleased with FileASSASSIN v1.06. I always wondered how to get rid of those YouTube .mp4 files that refused to go ... now there is an answer!! All best wishes FileASSASSIN ... hope you grow & grow! - PMc / Lincolnshire / England
geez cnet.. all the cookies you throw at us.. why i am here, have cookies that won't delete. stop it already.. the file tried to delete did not work for cookie in temporary internet files. but seems like some killer app made it some kind of hidden / system file that won't let me touch...
might not do cookies? in:
doc & set\me\local settings\temporary internet files
this is now my partner tool can delete and unlock file which is locked by the process or by malware
nothing so far
i used it .. everytime i reinstalled windows this is must-install program i will never use unlocker anymore cause it contains adware! FileAssassin is safe and clean program created by powerful malwarebytes so im confident its safe yeah!
I like this tool, and I want to thank the publisher's with both hands, for providing the world with this app and it's companion AntiMalware for free! I have saved my own and family members' PCs innumerable times with both of these app's. A+++ (-: !
Once the assassin did not assassinate a file. That was because the file was such a jagged toothed beast it could fend off the attack. So many other times this tool kills off beasts that are clogging or crippling or spying on computers I service. A-
You just GOTTA have this tool. Literally no reason not to! I tried to think of one.
It does what it's made to do extremely well. It couldn't be any easier to use - even for the beginner. Highly recommended - I think everyone should have this on their computer.
No complaints at all. This is wonderful software.
If you've ever had a piece of malware, spyware, trojan, etc. that your antivirus couldn't delete off your computer (and I have) - this is a godsend to have. Just drag and drop and the evil thing is deleted. Everyone should have this on their PC or MAC.
Gets rid of Malware easily, once you figure out what files you want to get rid of.
This is great for new malware, which your security software has not yet identified because it is relatively too new.
You have to first determine the file name(s) that are causing you problems. If you are not too computer savy, you should find somebody who is, to take care of your problem for you.
No antivirus program can keep up with all the viruses and malware out there. I had a problem with a trojan tye file called 'setuper.exe" which would spit out other trojan type files from time to time. The file according to the internet seems to have had several incarnations, the latest of which wasn't detected by AVG. The file would not allow you to delete it or move it even as an administrator. On looking at the properties of the file it seemed like you should have access to it, but you won't. However, this program go rid of it quite easily.
I was lucky in that it installed itself into a temporary directory, so I could delete all the other files without causing any other problems for myself. That left the one file which was the problem. I searched the name of the file on the internet to make sure and then downloaded this program and solved the problem.
One thing that came out of the internet search was that I saw the companies that make virus detection software were at least two months behind, at least on this particular file. That is the difference of th date of the file on my computer and entries on their sites which talk about the file. This is why I use the free version of AVG instead of paying the other companies for their "protection."