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How to Delete the possible DLL from System32?


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#1 Slent Stormz

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:42 AM

I'm preparing to remove System Protector from a friends Computer tonight. I got Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup saved to a thumb drive, along with Process Explorer (to avoid downloading it from her browser). My question is:

The possible DLL File that's in System32 that hinders efforts to boot anti-malware, can I just go into DOS and get to the System32 to manually delete it? I can do that if that's the best solution. If there's a better way, what would that be?

Also, how can I know that the DLL file exists in System32 when looking into it? Is it as obvious as aeefaaeeafcbba.dll? OR is there other things I need to look for?

My steps for following the removal process is:

-Backing up her System32 file.

-Searching her System32 through DOS to find any possible bad .dll file, and removing it.

-Following the guide you guys have set forth using my thumb drive as the means to get the two recommended applications on her computer to remove the virus.

Does this sound like an optimal strategy for tackling this virus?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:32 PM

XP and Vista do not have DOS. I believe you are confusing that with the command prompt
You should not just delete .dll's


If mbam won't install or run

Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it. Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.

If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run.
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