Suspicious and Illegal File Deleter
saidel is a utility to find and delete suspicious and illegal files e.g. those left by a virus infection that windows can't delete because the
filenames are illegal (and windows is poor). In the past I've always had to mount the drive on a Linux or Mac and then delete them but this utility should
be able to find and delete them.
Current Version 0.00
saidel.exe - executable for download
saidel.cpp - C++ source code for saidel
Usage: saidel [options] [/path PATH]
/prompt | /noprompt - prompt for each file (default yes)
/delete | /nodelete - delete the files or not (default yes)
/recurse | /norecurse - recurse down directories or not (default no)
/path PATH - set the path to work in (defaults to PWD)
NB for the contents of a directory leave a trailing \, for example:
C:\Windows\ would check INSIDE the Windows directory but C:\Windows would
just check that folder name itself.
saidel /noprompt /delete /recurse /path C:\
Would delete suspicious files recursively on C: without prompting
There is also an undocumented switch /debug which will display debug output - useful if something is going wrong or to post to the forum.
Support Forum - post any problems here and I will get back to you
Licence & Copyright
saidel is © Copyright 2009 PurplePixie Systems and all rights are reserved.
The software is provided on an "as-is" basis without warranty or liability of any kind under the GNU
General Public Licence (GPL) (version 3 or later at your discretion).
Errata & Bugs
These should be reported via a post on the support forum.
saidel © Copyright 2009 PurplePixie Systems, all rights reserved, licenced under the GNU GPL. Bugs, errata and comments should be posted to the forum.