The Avenger

Command Reference

Files to delete:

The "Files to delete:" command directive deletes and backs up the files listed.

How do I use it?

After the "Files to delete:" line is read in a script, all successive lines will be interpreted as full paths of files for The Avenger to delete.

When do I use it?

When there are malicious files present that you cannot remove by any other means. This is probably the most typical use of The Avenger, and also some of its most reliable and powerful functionality.

Anything else I should know?

  • Be careful which files you delete! The Avenger will happily delete files that are critical to Windows, and without which Windows will not boot. Although these files are backed up, if Windows won't boot, it's a little hard to restore the backups.

  • Note that the "Files to delete:" command works only on files, not on folders/directories. For folder/directory deletion, use the "Folders to delete:" command directive.

  • Do NOT try to delete driver files (files in C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers, assuming C:\WINDOWS is your Windows directory) without first deleting or disabling the associated driver. Use the "Drivers to delete:" or the "Drivers to disable:" command directive.

Any special notes on syntax?

  • The "Files to delete:" command will interpret environmental variables (%systemdrive%, %windir%, etc.) correctly.

Example Usage

Files to delete:
c:\documents and settings\file.exe

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