Posted 05 March 2006 - 02:13 AM
I recently had the sudden and unforeseen apparition of a to me unlnown file named Chilkatzip.dll
It appeared when I did set up my MS Flight Simulator FS2004 and the corresponding software for online flying. Apparently this file is not a safe file and can cause a lot of troubles to any PC, and that is what it did to mine as well, starting with some programs that did no longer start and telling that there was a file missing, also my PC gegan to slow down when switching it on, and all kind of strage things happened.
To make the story short: I had to really format C and start all from the beginning, and it took me 3 days before I had my Pc again running smoothly as I desired to have it ( Win XP Pro 1Gb RAM P4 2995MHz ATI Radeon ).
Unfortunately, when setting up again my FS2004 and the corresponding software for online flying, the Chilkatzip.dll appeared again in the root directory of my FS2004.
I don't know where it comes from, and the people of IVAO who made the software for online flying are definite: this chilkatzip.dll does not originate from one of their software sets!
Now, my question is: where from comes a chilkatzip.dll, if no visible origin can be found? What could I have done that this stupid file came into the root directory of my FS2004, which I did already set up again and again several times before and it never appeared those times, and now it appeared twice without knowing from where and how.
The other question is: do I leave it in the root driectory of my FS2004, or will I wipe it? And what are the consequencies of eighter removing it or not?
Is anybody familiar with these problems? And what should I do now?
INTEL P4 3000MHz FSB800 -- 2x512Mb DDR PC3200 RAM
MOBO AX4PE-MAX ATX -- ATI RADEON9800 XT/TVD 256Mb
120Gb HD -- WIN XP HOME -- ATX TOWER 250W