How do I restore missing shell.dll files lost in adware cleanup?

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  1. tallcotton

    tallcotton Registered Member

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    After removing Adware.iefeats some applications won't start because of missing shell.dll's. How do I restore these missing files.

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    tallcotton
     
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    Are there any shell.dll's that I do need to restore? Those on the symantec link aren't the ones I was referring to.
     
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    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    IN ad aware click on: "open quarantine list" and there will be all items you removed.
     
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    Is it possible to get clean .dll files from the Windows XP disk?
     
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    Marianna Spyware Fighter

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    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\

    See if there is a 'Shell.dll' there. If so, COPY (right-click > Copy) and PASTE (right-click PASTE) it to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\.

    It should work by copying Shell.dll from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (COPY it, do not MOVE it). :eek:k:

    If you can't find it there, try copying from "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache"... :eek:k:


    http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=34050
     
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