Prime 95 has taken over my downloads folder

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  1. jim whatever

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    I downloaded Prime 95 from your site and it has taken over my downloads folder. I cannot stop it and I cannot delete it. It is running and controlling my system (win 10) it doesn't show up in installed programs I even went into safe mode and tried to delete it but I can't access it because the folder just hangs when I try to open it.

    Is this a joke? I have better things to do with my time.
     
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    Anyone????????????????
     
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    Is this forum alive, does anybody post here?
     
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    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    Jeez it hasn't been a half hr.
     

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    Are you a moderator or do you have anything to do with the site?
     
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    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    Did you try task manager?
     
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    No
     
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    The task manager comes up almost empty, it's not showing all that it's supposed to show.

    Thank you for responding.
     
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    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    Click more details.
     
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    The task manager only shows firefox, google earth and flight simulator. It doesn't show the windows tasks etc. I am a windows 7 user who is new to 10, I had to upgrade for MSFS2020. So I'm only assuming that it is supposed to show more. In any event, it's not showing Prime 95.

    When I try to open the downloads folder my CPU fans take off but the folder won't open,
     

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    Does restarting kill it? If it does try deleting it and redownload . What is your AV?
     
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    Nothing kills it. I even went into safe mode and tried to delete the exe file but the system won't let me into that folder, which is where Prime95 exists.
     
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    jbmcmillan Ancient Guru

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    Where is this folder? Stock downloads folder?
     
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    Yep. New install.
     
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    To anybody who stumbles into this conversation.
    I was able to delete the downloads folder and that seems to have solved the problem.

    IMO Prime 95 is a nasty program.
     

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