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#1 cyberscot

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 07:58 AM

I have recently been 'converted' to using Mozilla Firefox, but in my early setup I made the mistake of having Download Accelerator Plus running as my download manager. Having read quite a bit on the malware problems associated with this product I decided to uninstall it, which I have done.
However, despite having downloaded and installed more 'compatible' download managers for Firefox, I cannot get Firefox to unistall it's association with DAP. Everytime I try to download something it throws up the error that it "cannot load DAP" and so aborts the download.
Anyone have an idea how to make Firefox "forget" about DAP once and for all?

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 09:58 AM

Try a fresh install of Firefox.

Uninstall your current version from Add/Remove programs.
Then go to C: / Program files, and delete the Mozilla Firefox folder.

To completely uninstall Firefox, you will need to delete your Profile folder.
This file is not removed when you uninstall Firefox from Add/Remove. It will retain all of your previous settings, and re-apply them to your new install, if not deleted.

Set windows to show hidden files, then navigate to:

C:\ Documents and Settings \ user name \ Application Data \ Mozilla \ Firefox \ Profiles
Delete this folder (or send it to the Recycle Bin as a backup), and then try reinstalling Firefox.
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 02:17 AM

OK - uninstalled all versions of Firefox (1.0 , 1.0.1 and 1.0.2) and deleted the two profiles that I had in the "application data" section, then reinstalled, but it still throws up the same error message concerning DAP. I have installed "Getright" as the download manager, and in the FlashGot options, it accepts that it's running, but it still reverts to looking for DAP.

The only thing I 'kept' from the profiles section were the Bookmarks (an HTML file) - could this have contained the reference to DAP? (I have a lot of info in those Bookmark files and I didn't want to lose it all).

Any further ideas?

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 02:57 AM

Your bookmarks shouldn't be the problem.

In your Firefox plugins folder, do you happen to have a file named npdap.dll or dapop.dll?
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 05:50 AM

Yep - ndap.dll is there.
I take it that I have to delete this, but will I have to reinstall again?

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:25 AM

Have deleted the npdap.dll file and that seems to have sorted it out. Firefox now uses the GetRight download manager and doesn't seem to have any problems.
Thanks for the advice and assistance (once again!)

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:10 AM

You're welcome, cyberscot
Glad you got your problem fixed.

Yeah, those 2 .dlls are DAP related.
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