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Can "tmp.dll" files in XP Sysdir be deleted?


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#1 Apesbrain

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:41 AM

I have many _*_.tmp.dll files, example _001110_.tmp.dll, in my System32 directory. Can they be deleted?

I have XP SP3.

(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Edited by jgweed, 08 December 2008 - 11:11 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:02 AM

Hi Apesbrian, and welcome to BleepingComputer,

According to this article this is an infection. It appears that there are some twenty variants of these files.

I will try to get a moderator to move this to the Am I Infected forum where you can get help from those that are familiar with the removal of the infection/s.

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:18 PM

@dc3: Thanks.

I have 105 of these files in my SYSTEM32 and SYSTEM32\DRIVERS folders.

Any suggestions on the best and safest way to remove these files would be appreciated, thanks.

Edited by Apesbrain, 08 December 2008 - 02:18 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:48 AM

FWIW, I deleted them and so far everything seems ok. Some confusing information online about whether they are malware or "orphans" of Windows Update process.




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