I can't even delete .exe files that are just downloads, not installed programs.
They are just setup files for Firefox that I downloaded and want to remove after installing. My harddisk is now slowly filling with those .exe files I can't remove.
My virusscanner tells me the pc is clean.
I read your solution, tried to take ownership (both by installing the option in my right-click menu and by using the commandprompt) but still can't delete .exe files.
I think I tried all the appropriate ways of deleting, I deactivated the user account management (is it called like that in english?) that prohibits almost anything, I right-clicked Computer and chose Manage, which should give me all rights.
When I look at the properties of those files, they are displayed in grey (I can't change them) and tell me I have all rights, but still I can't delete the files. Not even when I change their extension to .txt or something.
I really hope you can help me to get rid of them.