How to remove dll files

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How to remove dll files
Deleting a DLL file can be dangerous for your computer. (computer image by Andrey Rakhmatullin from Fotolia.com)

DLL files are Dynamic Library Files on a computer system. These files are use by computer programmers and run code to executable files that are already running. Deleting a DLL file can be very dangerous if you don't know what it is being used for. However, deleting the DLL file on a computer virus can be a saving grace. Deleting a DLL file is not very hard, but you have to find the DLL file first.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click on the "Start" menu and then click on the "Find" tab. Type the DLL file that you want to delete into the "Find" box.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Search" tab. Right click on the DLL file that you want to delete and click the "Delete" tab from the menu that appears.

  3. 3

    Scroll over to your desktop and right click on the "Trash Can". Click on the "Empty Trash Can" button to delete the DLL file completely.

  4. 4

    Scroll over to your desktop and right click on the "Trash Can". Click on the "Empty Trash Can" button to delete the file completely.

Tips and warnings

  • Take caution when deleting a DLL file. You could damage existing programs on your computer.

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