Is there a way to see which applications need these plugins?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by HandsOff, Mar 24, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Posts:
    1,946
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    I REALly don't like REAL, but that's not to say that I won't keep these plugins if they are absolutely criticle. Off the top of my head I cannot think of why I might have (knowingly) installed these.

    I think I know how to view all of the .dll's that a process calls, but I don't know how to see what process calls the .dll's, especially since they are not running. It is likely that I have uninstalled whatever uses these plugins. I want to delete them, but do not want to get blindsided a few minutes/hours/days/weeks/months later when suddenly the computer blows up.

    I will attempt a search on the internet, but also am curious...is there no way your computer can tell you what program calls .dll's? I am thinking the answer is no, but it never hurts to ask...

    - HandsOff
     

    Attached Files:

  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Posts:
    3,131
    Location:
    Loughton, Essex. UK
    they are actually ADOBE svg viewer plug ins so IE and real can use the adobe svg viewer files they also allegedly work in opera as well, but I'm not guaranteeing that
     
  3. HandsOff

    HandsOff Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Posts:
    1,946
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Hi, thanks for the imput, and I think you may be right. I found some old posts from people who had to install them in order to view SVG within opera. I am pretty sure IE uses the adobe 3 plugins, so it may be they were installed with Firefox. I will check it out

    -HandsOff
     
  4. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Posts:
    430
    Location:
    New Hamster, USA
    HandsOff - if you don't already have it, try Kevin Solway's CleanSystemDirectory (http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/#clnsys).

    This program scans for unused .dlls and can move them to a backup folder prior to final deletion. This may or may not help with what you're looking for.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.