How do I remove a file named "NUL" on Windows?

Removing a file named NUL on Windows is a fairly simple process, but it can be a bit tricky. The NUL file is a special file that Windows creates during boot-up and it can be used to hide malicious software. It's important to remove the NUL file so that it doesn't cause any issues with your computer.

First, you need to open the Windows File Explorer. To do this, press the Windows Key + E or right-click on the Start menu and choose File Explorer. Once the File Explorer window is open, navigate to the C:\\ drive.

Once you are in the C:\\ drive, you need to look for a file named NUL. If you don't see it, you may need to enable the “Show Hidden Files” option. To do this, click the “View” tab at the top of the File Explorer window and then check the “Hidden items” checkbox.

Once you have enabled the “Hidden items” option, you should be able to see the NUL file. Right-click on the NUL file and select the “Delete” option. This will delete the file and it should no longer be present on your system.

If you are still unable to delete the NUL file, it is likely that it is being used by a malicious program. You should use a reliable anti-malware program to scan your system and remove any malicious software that may be using the NUL file.

Once you have removed the NUL file, it is important to make sure that it doesn't reappear. To do this, you should regularly scan your system with an anti-malware program and make sure that your Windows operating system is up to date.

Removing the NUL file is an important step in making sure your computer is secure and free from malicious software. By following the steps outlined above, you should be able to successfully remove the NUL file from your system and help keep your computer secure.

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