File impossible to remove... Please Help

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  1. Oriole2001410

    Oriole2001410 Registered Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    During the last week I've noticed an extreme slowdown in opening and closing applications while connected to the Internet. After disconnecting from the Internet I ran ADAWARE 6.0 and one file has been identified as not being able to be removed unless I reboot. The file is in my System32 folder and it is called 8o32vfw.dll. I have a feeling this is the culprit, but I can't get him gone. I've tried turning System backup off and rebooting but he keeps getting identified when I run ADAWARE again. Can anyone please help me get rid of this pain in the neck file? Thanks in advance.
  2. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    The Netherlands
    Hi Oriole,

    If you are sure you want to delete that file you can try this one here:

    DiamondCS DelLater is a simple program that uses the only method that Microsoft recommend to delete files that are in use.


  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
    adaware 6 is outdated and is no longer being supported after the end of this week
    it will not fix a lot of problems so download
    AdAware SE from
    and while you are at the adaware site download and install
    and run it before the main adaware scan and follow it's directions

    Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".
    the current ref file should read at least SE1R16 28.10.2004 or a higher number/later date

    Set up the Configurations as follows:

    General Button
    Check (Green) all three.

    Click on "Proceed"

    Please deselect "Search for negligible risk entries", as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat.

    Click on "Scan Now"

    Run the scanner using the Full Scan (Perform full system scan) mode.

    When scan is finished, mark everything for removal and get rid of it. (Right-click the window and choose"select all" from the drop down menu) then press next and then say yes to the prompt, do you want to remove all these entries.
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