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opening a downloaded dll file

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by bhamlinda, Oct 11, 2003.

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  1. bhamlinda

    bhamlinda Thread Starter

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    win98
    I've keep reading where you all recommend running HiJackthis so I downloaded it
    Before download I disabled:
    avg anti-virus
    sygate firewall
    pop-up stopper
    joi express - a speed up thing from my ISP
    I enabled all the java stuff
    Went to explorer and told it to show all files
    Then when I try to open the dll - msvbvm60.dll
    I get the "open with" screen.
    Doesn't this mean I don't have the program that this needs to open it?
    I had already unzipped it.
    Thanks.
    You all are the greatest!
     
  2. weeGeordie

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    I don't think DLL files can't be executed by themselves. If you have a program that claims to be able to display the contents of a DLL file then you should associate it with the extension. This is normally done by the install program. What program is it that reads DLL files?
     
  3. bhamlinda

    bhamlinda Thread Starter

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    Thanks!
    I don't have a clue what to do now?
    I have the downloaded dll file in a folder.
    Do you know how I get it installed?
     
  4. weeGeordie

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    Move the file to:

    c:\windows\system\
     
  5. bhamlinda

    bhamlinda Thread Starter

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    Thanks,
    That's where it is though.
     
  6. weeGeordie

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    Then everything should be OK. I'm not clear on what your problem is. Can you elaborate?
     
  7. bhamlinda

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    I kept reading about hijack this here at the forum.
    I just thought I'd download it and run it to see what condition my computer is in.
    When I downloaded it - it said I was missing
    the required MSVBVM60.dll that I need to open/run hijackthis.
    So I downloaded MSVBVM60.dll
    When I try to open the dll, that is when I get the "open with" screen which "I think" usually means I don't have the necessary program to open it.
     
  8. weeGeordie

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    There is no need to open that file. Once you have it in the windows/system directory HiJackThis should run fine.
     
  9. bhamlinda

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    It still says I'm missing the dll file. :confused:
     
  10. weeGeordie

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    Hmmm. The only thing I can suggest is to try to uninstall/reinstall HJT then reboot and try again. Leave the dll file in the windows/system directory.
     
  11. bhamlinda

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    Thanks, weegeordie,
    I tried that earlier and still get the same message. :confused:
     
  12. weeGeordie

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    Whne you installed Windows did you use the default directory name?
     
  13. bhamlinda

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    I suppose I did - that was almost 2 months ago though.
    I don't try anything fancy when installing windows since I think it's screwy enough w/out my help. :D
     
  14. weeGeordie

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    The only thing I can suggest is double-check the directory you have the file in. You can confirm your OS root directory name by running AIDA32. It's free and can be downloaded from:

    http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32

    I would recommend the Enterprise version.
     
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