Getting access permission


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Everytime I run a malware scanner, it returns the same PUPs, so I though I would manually check, but I am denied access to \ProgramData\ApplicationData\ and told to fix that in Security. That in turn lists four entities that might get permission. When for simplicity, I chose "Everyone' there was an error. The description of the other three leaves me puzzled. Could I get a clear step by step procedure to gain access ? There is only one account (with administrator privileges) and there are no other users.
 
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Hi Sebastian42,

what malware app are you using?, that might help people to help you!. ;)
 
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I am in no way concerned about the malware scanner - my concern is with access denied to \ProgramData\Application data\. I would like step by step instructions on how to wade though that maze of options that bars me from looking into \ProgramData\Application data\.
 
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"I am in no way concerned about the malware scanner".

You might want to be as that is what be stopping you?. ;)
 
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I am guessing that some malware created that path " \ProgramData\ApplicationData\ " as I do not have it on any of my computers running any flavor of Windows 10.
Therefore I would consider the computer compromised and no longer trustworthy. Since you cannot access that folder, I recommend to get the little program called "Unlocker" (find it here: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unlocker.html) . It can help you with stubborn files and folders. Make sure you disable your AV when installing. This little program has helped me once in a while when files/folder are locked somehow and cannot be unlock by windows means.
 
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I have, and have used UNLOCKER, and am happy to delete " \ProgramData\ApplicationData\ " if it should not exist. If Unlocker does not do it, I can try making the HDD a slave and doing it that way.
 

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