I have this file I need to download, and when I try to delete it normally I get the error "Cannot delete FILENAME: It is being used by another person or program." etc..
Looking at the application event viewer, I see McLogEvents corresponding to the times I was trying to delete the file. Here are the two errors:
Event Type: Error Event Source: McLogEvent Event Category: None Event ID: 5051 Date: 6/25/2010 Time: 11:18:49 AM User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Computer: XXXX-XXXXXX Description: A thread in process C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe took longer than 90000 ms to complete a request. The process will be terminated. Thread id : 2144 (0x860) Thread address : 0x12213303 Thread message : Build VSCORE.18.104.22.168 / 5400.1158 Object being scanned = \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Virtual Machine\qmvm-gpdimg.zip by C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe 4(0)(0) 4(0)(0) 7200(0)(0) 7595(0)(0) 7005(0)(0) 7004(0)(0) 5006(0)(0) 5004(0)(0)
Event Type: Error Event Source: McLogEvent Event Category: None Event ID: 1008 Date: 6/25/2010 Time: 11:18:49 AM User: N/A Computer: xxxx-xxxx Description: The McShield service terminated unexpectedly. Please review event 5019 or 5051 for details. The McShield service will be restarted in 20 seconds;
I've disabled McAfee and was able to delete the file fine. It is around 8gigs and has to be deleted permanently (too big for the recycle bin), and I'm assuming the file size is tripping up the McAfee scanner but not sure. Anyone have any ideas on how to delete this file without disabling McAfee?
(Windows XP SP3, Dell D630, A17 Bios)