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DnC

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#1 13 years ago

I need to remove drpmon.dll from system 32. Its says access denied and i need to!! It the host of some lovely malware I have on my computer.




Tas

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#2 13 years ago

Google and download a program called "KILLbox". Maybe it will help.




DnC

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#3 13 years ago

I'll try that. Thanks.




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#4 13 years ago

[color=black]Use the Task manager and if you know which process is using it, try ending the process and then deleting it.[/color]

[color=black]If you're anti-virus discovered it, then you may be unable to delete it due to the anti-virus trying to get rid of it (that's happened to me several times; rebooting, disconnecting from the net, and disabling the anti-virus program temporarily will enable you to delete the file).[/color]

[color=black]If you can't delete it, try renaming it, getting rid of the .dll extension; or try moving it out of the folder and into another (new) folder, then delete that new folder; another trick is creating a text file, 0 bytes, and rename it exactly as the file you want to remove; copy and paste the file you made ("drpmon.dll") and overwrite the one in there. This will prevent it from functioning. Since it not an .exe then it's unlikely that it's operating by itself--something else is there which uses it. (Note: this is more of a workaround, not a real fix.)[/color]




DnC

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#5 13 years ago

Im afraid none of them worked. Guess i'll just have to reformat and remember to partition the hard drive next time.




Big {Daddy}

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#6 13 years ago

Before you do that, why not try booting in to DOS (hold down F8 at bootup I think) and deleting the file without loading windows?

the commands are:

c: cd \WINDOWS\system32 del drpmon.dll

then reboot.




GreatGrizzly

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#7 13 years ago

also try going into safe mode and deleting it if that doesnt work google xplite, and use the program to disable the windows file protection also (this is rare, try it last) try making the folder it is in private (right click folder>>properties>>then look for "make this folder private" check box in one of the tabs>>> check the box, no try to delete the file




Johnny Mullet

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#8 13 years ago

If the program is running, then you can't delete it. Run msconfig and see if it runs on start-up. Once you disable it, then you can delete it.




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#9 13 years ago

I am just wonding...how do you get into safe mode.




Kilobyte

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#10 13 years ago

When you turn your computer on, after the first logo, or BIOS screen, press F8 repeatedly.

You have to do this either the second before, or the second after the Windows XP screen first shows up. It should then give you a list of troubleshooting options.

The alternative is to hold down the Shift button, after you turn your computer on. I don't know if that still works for Windows XP or not. That used to be the defacto method for getting into a "safe" mode. Apple used it, and Windows used it for quite a long time.




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