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How to delete a file in use?

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I rebooted in safe mode and everything. This trojan installed adware which i removed, but left a folder called deluxe communications, within that folder is an empty folder called "microsoft.NET", which I know cant be the real microsoft.net. My question is how do I delete it when its in use, and how the heck can an empty folder be, being used by something. Veyr weird and driving me up a wall, thanks for any help.
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The most common way is to delete the file in safe mode.

I find that the easiest way is by using this program called Unlocker.

You can get it here: http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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or try doing it from cmd (command prompt), so its like:
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del /f /s filename
if stuck type in del /? and hit enter to see how the syntax works
    
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I have done everything humanly possible to delete this folder, sceduled a boot delete, tried killbox, EVERYTHING but access is denied to the folder.... Getting irritated, bt dont want to reformat because my monitor was flashing black and I think I changed some settings when I first got it, so it works good now, and I dont want to screw it up again...
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