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How to Delete Quick Heal Anti-virus cfrbackup folder


Like every other antivirus solution, Quick Heal Antivirus provides complete protection against viruses, malware & other online threats. The cfrbackup folder is created automatically when installing the QuickHeal antivirus and when you want to delete this folder. You get an error like you can’t perform this action. In this guide, I will be showing you How to Delete Quick Heal Anti-virus cfrbackup folder or other Anti-virus on Windows. Please see How to perform DriveLock quick setup, Fix Windows cannot check for updates in Windows 8, 7, and 10, and How to Quickly Fix Windows Search Bar Not Working.

What is a Quick Heal cfrbackup folder?

This folder gets created automatically when you are installing QuickHeal antivirus. This is a system file backup that can get so large and sometimes can even be up to 10 to 20 GB and this reduces the space you can use for more important things on your system.

This backup is something that can be done once and not necessarily all the time to avoid limiting the space on your system. Whenever you try deleting this folder you will get this message “You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from Administrators to make changes to this folder”. If you try multiple times you will get this message.

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Delete Quick Heal cfrbackup folder

Navigate to the location where you will see the cfrbackup folder. Most times it’s usually on the drive you install the Anti-virus except you change the backup location during installation.

cfrbackup folder

2. When you try to open the child folder you will get the message below.

Permission denied

3. When you try to delete the same folder, you will get the message below and when you try to continue you will still be denied permission.

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Folder Access Denied

Disable Self Protection

4. Navigate to your Antivirus Settings and click on Self Protection. Toggle the button to OFF.

Self Protection

5. Locate this file CFRCONF inside the Anti-virus installation folder and open it with an editor.

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6. Change the IS_BACKUP_ON=1 from 1 to 0 and save the file.


Sometimes after doing all these, you might still get the message so what you can do is to open the folder properties, click on the Security tab and check if your account has full permission.

Please see Resolving Access Issues: You Might Not Have Permission to Use This Network Resource Error. Also see, You require permission from trustedinstaller: How to delete or rename files protected by Trusted Installer and Folder Access Denied, you require permission from SYSTEM: Unable to delete old windows folder.

Please see this video on how to delete the CFRBackup Folder.

I hope you found this blog post on how to Delete Quick Heal Anti-virus cfrbackup folder or other Anti-virus on Windows Interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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