I want to delete a "system" file but it reappears !

Posted on 2006-10-28
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I want to delete a file such like iexplore.exe (not uninstall, delete)
After deleting it ... it reappears after a few second !
I know Windows 2000 is "clever" and rescucite it but I really want the file to be deleted
How to proceed ?
Question by:LeTay
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what is the system file?
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plimpias earned 2000 total points
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Windows keeps a backup of system files in,


Windows will automatically restore files from dllcache when originals are removed. This is so that a virus does not corrupt the system files

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what is the name of the system file you're trying to delete?
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As I wrote : I want to delete iexplore.exe
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that is pretty the hardest one that you can do, disable system restore. and remove it from the dllcach, isee if that works.
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I think removing iexplore.exe is going to be near impossible.

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