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Q: computer viruses ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: computer viruses
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: thewrathofdave-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 30 Dec 2002 08:42 PST
Expires: 29 Jan 2003 08:42 PST
Question ID: 134963
Are the following files which have quarantined viruses, necessary for
the functioning of my computer: dll32.hlp
Subject: Re: computer viruses
Answered By: legolas-ga on 30 Dec 2002 09:25 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi thewrathofdave,

Short answer: not at all. Feel free to delete them!

Long answer: most viruses these days create new files with names that
sound oddly familiar and/or similar to system files. But, if they are
quarantined, and your system still runs/boots, then, they can't be
important to the system! (A quarantined file can not be read at all by
the computer. So, we know with 100% certainty that they aren't really
needed--or the computer would have complained about the missing

It's safe. Go ahead and delete.

One quick caveat: dll32.hlp seems to be also related to mIRC.. It is
possible (though not likely) that you will have to reinstall that
application if, after deleting the files, your copy of mIRC fails.

Hope that helps!


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Clarification of Answer by legolas-ga on 03 Jan 2003 20:14 PST
Thanks so much for the 5-stars... And the tip!

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