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19-04-2003, 10:02 PM
Is there a way to find out which program(s) use a specific .dll on a W98 system, or which one installed it?

Here is an example from my C:\Windows\System folder


Terry Porritt
19-04-2003, 10:21 PM
Yes, there is a program called Process Viewer which I wouldnt be without, you can get it from here:

19-04-2003, 11:22 PM
I have tried Process Viewer, but it only shows running modules. The example I mentioned is not running at the moment. I have tried starting other programs to see if it becomes active, without any luck.
AIDA32 lists it but doesn't show any details on it either.
ArchiveDLL from AnalogX doesn't pick it as being unnecessary, so some program must need it.
The only solution (brutal) I can think of is to rename it and wait for the error message.


19-04-2003, 11:34 PM
A search of the registry may turn something up.

20-04-2003, 12:41 AM
I am led to believe aniticipator.dll is used by Kazaa.

20-04-2003, 03:39 AM
That makes two of us.

anticipator.dll comes from or was installed by Kazaa.

I don't use Kazaa myself but a search using Google with "anticipator.dll" threw up a few bits of useful information.

21-04-2003, 11:29 AM
Mystery solved.
As I have never used Kazaa I did some looking and found the answer.
This dll is installed by VCatch.
If you use this program look in the Install.log for it.