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McAfee has a file locked, how can I unlock it?

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    Posted: 12 July 2007 at 9:25am

I can't figure out how to use the app to break McAfee's lock on a file.  Would someone please clue me in on how this is done?   tiaOuch

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You would not use Process Monitor to "break" a lock - it can determine what is accessing a file.  Process Explorer can indicate what processes have handles to the file and you can close those handles.
 
You might try Unlocker to "unlock" the file (for deletion).
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this works
 
start - run - regedit
 
click open : hkey_local _machine
click open : software
click open : Network associates
click open : TVD
click open : Virusscan enterprises
click open : currentVersion
 
uip = double clik to open and remove all date
UIPMode = double click to open and change 1 to 0
 
close all and now Mcafeeuser is unlocked
 
 
 
 
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You can also use Handle (from Sysinternals) to kill the handle. Caveat emptor.
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Using handle to kill a handle is much the same as doing it inside Process Explorer, only from the commandline.

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Edited by Karlchen - 25 July 2007 at 11:21am
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I've got it sorted out. Thanks to all who replied for helping me. 
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