Cannot delete dll file: is it a virus?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Anurag, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Anurag

    Anurag Guest

    hi...Everytime i try to delete this dll file..it says
    cannot delete...its being ued by some other device...but
    all th other program are closed....is it a virus?
    I have scanned with norton...and the result was "no virus
    found"....Plz help me to fix this problem
     
    Anurag, Oct 10, 2004
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  2. The file handle is open. If a program loads a DLL it loads a file handle and if the file
    handle is in the open state it can not be deleted an attempt will generate an "access
    denied" type of error.

    Just in case... Please perform the following....

    1) Download the following three items...

    Trend Sysclean Package
    http://www.trendmicro.com/download/dcs.asp

    Latest Trend signature files.
    http://www.trendmicro.com/download/pattern.asp

    Adaware SE (personal free version)
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

    Create a directory.
    On drive "C:\"
    (e.g., "c:\New Folder")
    or the desktop
    (e.g., "C:\Documents and Settings\lipman\Desktop\New Folder")

    Download sysclean.com and place it in that directory.
    Dowload the signature files (pattern files) by obtaining the ZIP file.
    For example; lpt192.zip

    Extract the contents of the ZIP file and place the contents in the same directory as
    sysclean.com.

    2) Update Adware with the latest definitions.
    3) If you are using WinME or WinXP, disable System Restore
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/SystemHelpDocs/DisableSysRestore.htm
    4) Reboot your PC into Safe Mode
    5) Using both the Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware, perform a Full Scan of your
    platform and clean/delete any infectors/parasites found.
    6) Restart your PC and perform a "final" Full Scan of your platform using both the
    Trend Sysclean utility and Adaware
    7) If you are using WinME or WinXP,Re-enable System Restore and re-apply any
    System Restore preferences, (e.g. HD space to use suggested 400 ~ 600MB),
    8) Reboot your PC.
    9) If you are using WinME or WinXP, create a new Restore point
    10) Please report back your results

    Dave





    | hi...Everytime i try to delete this dll file..it says
    | cannot delete...its being ued by some other device...but
    | all th other program are closed....is it a virus?
    | I have scanned with norton...and the result was "no virus
    | found"....Plz help me to fix this problem
     
    David H. Lipman, Oct 10, 2004
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