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FileAssassin

By Malwarebytes Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.06

Version 1.06 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added June 1, 2007
Version 1.06

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 172,197
Downloads Last Week 93
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Developer's Description

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.