Often eraser says that file locked, but it isn't !

andreasm1982

New Member
Often, If I want to delete (and overwrite) files with eraser which are opened before, eraser tells me that files are still open. But they aren't because: I can delete them WITHOUT eraser. Either to windows recyle bin or complete (SHIFT+DEL). I also saw with program unlocker that those files aren't in use.

So why does eraser think that those files are still locked?

using eraser 5.86a on windows xp sp3
 

Overwriter

Active Member
Hi

I very occasionally get this, I tend to find it is either my anti virus or antispyware program that has hold of it.

If I leave the target file closed for a few minutes it does eventually become unlocked.

Could you try this please ?

There once was talk on here that Comodo firewall locked some files as part of its HIPS. Do you have that ?


Thanks.
 

tinman1999

New Member
I have the same problem... I have comodo installed with windows vista home premium. How do I fix this? thanks.
 

Overwriter

Active Member
I managed to make some progress by disabling the HIPS feature.
 
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