Computer help forum: Can't End Processes In Task Manager

by: JimHess July 28, 2010 7:42 PM PDT

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Can't End Processes In Task Manager

by JimHess - 7/28/10 7:42 PM

I just researched every process that is shown in Task Manager on my computer, and almost every one of them is something important that shouldn't be stopped. However, there are two entries that have to do with Online Armor, an antivirus-type program that I tried for a while last year. I didn't care for it and uninstalled it, so I was surprised that it is still showing up in Task Manager. I clicked End Process for both of the entries, but with each one it says, "Unable to Terminate Process. The operation could not be completed. Access is denied". I used the Search function from the Start menu, and for each one I got, "Error Deleting File or Folder. Cannot delete. Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and the the file is not currently in use."
The names of the files are; oacat.exe and oasrv.exe.
Is there some other way to get rid of these entries?
Just as a footnote, when I used the Search function each of the files showed up on my hard drive and on the external hard drive that I use to back up the computer. I was able to delete each file from the external hard drive, but not from the computer's hard drive.

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