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    Unwanted dll

    I "acquired" a .dll called froombrees. It appears to be some sort of scratch-off program. I can't delete it since it says that it's write -protected when I run McAfee VirusScan.
    When I try to find its properties, it disappears and I'm back at the desktop.
    Anybody know how to get rid of this *&#@&$*?

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    Can you check the spelling on that? I don't see anything anywhere on the web or usenet on froombrees.

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    Hi, Eli ~

    Have you downloaded Spybot v1.2 and/or Ad-Aware 6.0 <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15> You will need to install, download the latest updates and run them both.

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    What OS? If you can get to DOS, try to delete it in DOS.

    But... a .dll by itself is not a problem. It only is a problem if some executable calls on the .dll. Did you scan your registry and see if the .dll was registered?

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    I double checked the spelling and it's right. I also found an A0035975.exe that I've deleted.

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    I've d/l both of the latest versions and run them daily but froombrees.dll keeps on hanging in there.

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    I'm using WinXP. I know how to get to the command prompt but don't know the commands to get rid of froombrees.dll
    How do I do that?
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    Re: Unwanted dll

    How do I scan the registry without screwing up the PC?

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    It looks like "froombrees" is just a random set of letters. It is doing anything -- or how did you notice that the file was there?

    I don't believe you can really get to DOS in WinXP -- but I would defer to one of the XP users. Using a "CMD" window is not the same as booting into DOS.

    You can open the registry (regedit.exe), then select Edit | Find and search for "froombrees". See what you come up with.

    I suspect we could get the thing deleted by using a script at startup...

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    You are correct. There is no DOS in XP. IF you have a FAT partition and a Win98 boot disk you can manage. Otherwise, an XP command window is close. If you need to delete a file that is normally in use a script may do it. It just depends on when the offending file is used. I'm pretty sure this is the correct procedure. 1.) Open a command window. 2.) Stop all programs 3.) Bring up the task manager 4.) Use task manager to terminate explorer.exe - leave the task manager running 5.) Use the comand window to navigate to the location of the file 6.) Delete the file using the command window. 7.) Restart explorer.exe with the task manager.
    Should work for any MS OS that can not be booted into DOS.

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    Hi, Joe ~

    You are correct - the procedure you set forth will work fine.

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    Thank you for the regedit help. I originally found it when I did my weekly VirusScan.
    It's in the Registry in a folder "InprocServer32" under the name (Default), "Type" REG_SZ and "Data" CocumentsEliApplicationsfroombees.dll

    Can I just delete that one entry?

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    Hi, Eli ~

    Yes, delete that registry entry and delete the dll from the' Applications' folder

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    Agreed. So the .dll is registred --which implies you likely have something else on your system that wants to use the DLL -- or IS using the DLL -- which is why it cannot be deleted.

    A DLL is considered an "Application Extension" -- so the parent application might still be lurking on your computer....

    You might consider using a Process Viewer and try to figure out what the application is that is using the DLL. My favorite one is "Process Explorer" from www.sysinternals.com.

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    Re: Unwanted dll

    If the 'A0035975.exe' you said you deleted is the executable associated with that dll, then you should be able to delete it w/o fuss.

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